Comparison - Dodge Durango Citadel 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Atlas SEL 2019

General

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Also called:

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Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

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Model: 
Average Price: 
44,795
Updated: 
15 Feb 2018
$
41,395
Updated: 
01 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
6
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.60gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Billet Metallic Clear Coat
#5C6467
Bomber Brown Pearl Coat
#493825
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat
#000000
Granite Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Octane Red Pearl Coat
#9E0C17
True Blue Pearl Coat
#3C4B62
Vice White
#CECFCA
White Knucle Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Reflex silver metallic
#848487
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Terra Brown Metallic
#50483B
Platinum gray metallic
#4D5760
Deep black pearl
#0B0B0C
Tourmaline blue metallic
#1B3D58
Pacific Blue Metallic
#016BA6
Fortana red metallic
#7E0825

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Dodge Durango ranked #8 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Dodge Durango has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 58 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Brawny optional V8 engines
Intuitive infotainment system
Above-average cargo capacity

Cons
Slightly below-average safety scores
Pricey upper trims

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Dodge Durango gets a high-performance SRT model, an updated infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a new steering wheel with paddle shifters, and two new exterior colors: B5 Blue and In Violet Metallic. All models get a 7.0-inch touchscreen and rearview camera as standard equipment.

Pros
Powerful engines
Comfortable ride
Roomy interior with a usable third row

Cons
Not very efficient
Active safety features not standard
Gets expensive with options

By: 
motortrend.com

The new Durango SRT is powered by a 475-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 engine that can accelerate the SUV to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and through the quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds. Maximum towing capacity for the Durango SRT is 8,600 pounds.

Pros
SRT model's quickness
Stylish interior design
Comfortable, supportive front seats
8.4-inch touchscreen available
8,600-pound maximum towing capacity (SRT)

Cons
Hefty curb weight
Second row doesn't slide fore or aft
No physical buttons for available heated front seats

By: 
cars.com

The 2019 VW Atlas prioritizes space above pace, which makes it a must-see for families.

Pros
Exceptionally spacious
Comfortable ride quality
Slide-forward second row
Decent value
Excellent warranty

Cons
Neither fast nor frugal
Low-buck interior trim
No AWD with turbo-4
Ungainly styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas ranked #8 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Volkswagen Atlas has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Three rows of spacious seats
Lots of cargo space
Intuitive infotainment system
Drives like a smaller vehicle

Cons
Sluggish acceleration
Some cheap cabin materials

By: 
usnews.com

Volkswagen has made few changes to the Atlas for its sophomore year and mostly it's just a shuffling of standard equipment. Automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and heated exterior mirrors are all now standard across the lineup. The mid-range SE model receives three-zone automatic climate control as standard this year and the top-spec SEL trim now comes standard with a digital gauge display, LED taillights, navigation, and a heated steering wheel.

Pros
Expansive cabin,
lively handling and velvety ride,
cutting-edge infotainment.

Cons
Unimpressive acceleration and fuel economy,
functional but uninspired interior.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Two new trim levels debut.Expanded availability of features for 2019.

Pros
Spacious interior offers ample room for passengers in all three rows
Great compromise between precise handling and everyday comfort
Straightforward cabin design makes everything easy to use

Cons
Not very quick to accelerate, even with the optional V6
Fuel economy lags that of some competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.60L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 400rpm
276hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.10Feet
38.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Cargo Floor Mats
keyless ignition
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
201.20in
198.30in
Width: 
75.80in
78.30in
Height: 
70.90in
70.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
8.00in
Front Track: 
63.90in
67.20in
Rear Track: 
64.10in
67.80in
Wheel Base: 
119.80in
117.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
39.80
40.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.60in
37.60in
Front Hip Room: 
57.00in
58.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
42.80in
58.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
50.40in
60.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.50cu.ft
96.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.20cu.ft
20.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.30degrees
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.50degrees
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
5088.00lbs
4343.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Multi-level heating
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Center Armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
front Stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear Stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
turn signal in mirrors
heated steering wheel
leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
9 total speakers
506 watts stereo output
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
Memory card slot
USB connection
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0 in
18 X 8.0-In
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
polished alloy wheels
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
no
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency braking preparation
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Rear folding headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Cornering Lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
MOPAR Running Board Package
MOPAR Chrome Appearance Group
Technology Group
Quick Order Package 22J
Quick Order Package 2BJ
Premium Entertainment Group
Trailer Tow & Skid Plate Group
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
20” Black Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
20” Silver Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
2nd-Row Dual Captain’s Chairs
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Extras
Hood Deflector
Rear Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Interior Options: 
Single Disc Remote CD Player
2nd Row Fold/Tumble Captain Chairs
2nd Row Console w/Armrest and Storage
Rubber Mats Kit (Bench Seats)
Rubber Mats Kit (Captain's Chairs)
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#161616
Black/Light Frost Beige, cloth
#D6D5D5
Color: 
Shetland Beige, leatherette
#D2CAC3
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000