Comparison - GMC Acadia AT4 2021 - vs - Volkswagen Atlas SEL 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
41,100
Updated: 
31 Jul 2019
$
41,395
Updated: 
01 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
6
7
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.00gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Summit white
#E9EAE5
Cayenne Red tintcoat
#971C1E
White frost tricoat
#DFE0DB
Midnight Blue metallic
#11345E
Satin steel metallic
#5E5F5C
Red mahogany metallic
#665456
Ebony twilight metallic
#1C1C1A
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: 

Elevation Edition debuts with black wheels and exterior trim.Wireless functionality for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.Minor changes to trim option packages.

Pros
Refined ride quality
Quick acceleration from optional V6 engine
Simple, easy-to-use cabin layout
Modern onboard technology keeps you connected

Cons
Cabin isn't particularly luxurious, even in the priciest trim level
Some rival SUVs offer more cargo and third-row space
Lackluster base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

GMC has made a few packaging changes to the Acadia for 2021. The Pro Safety Plus package, which includes several driver-assistance features, is now standard on SLT, AT4, and Denali. An Elevation Edition package is now available on the SLE and SLT and includes 20-inch wheels and black exterior accents. A heated steering wheel joins the Premium package for SLT and AT4 trims. .

Pros
Square-jawed styling,
intuitive infotainment interface,
cargo-friendly interior.

Cons
Costs more than interior materials suggest,
tight third-row passenger space,
mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 GMC Acadia’s expanded lineup and new styling look worth the wait.

Pros
Good looks
Infotainment upgrades worthwhile
Intriguing new turbo-4

Cons
Active safety tech should be standard
A little narrow inside
Push-button shifters not our favorite

By: 
thecarconnection.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: 
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
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: 
271ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
Horsepower: 
310hp
at 6 600rpm
276hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
38.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
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: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
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: 
193.40in
198.30in
Width: 
75.40in
78.30in
Height: 
68.70in
70.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.20in
8.00in
Front Track: 
64.50in
67.20in
Rear Track: 
64.50in
67.80in
Wheel Base: 
112.50in
117.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
39.60
40.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
37.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.70in
58.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.40in
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
58.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.70in
60.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.00cu.ft
96.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
41.70cu.ft
20.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4306.00lbs
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: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
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: 
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver 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: 
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding Rear Seatback
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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
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
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 In.
18 X 8.0-In
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc 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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
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: 
Floor Liner Package
Trailering Package
Cargo Package
Interior Protection Package
Adventure Package
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 And Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Bracket
Black Center Caps W/Red GMC Logo
20" Machined Aluminum W/Dark Accents
Wireless Charging
Black Lug Nut And Wheel Lock Kit
Dual Skyscape Sunroof
'Hit The Road' Package
Molded Assist Steps
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Keyless Entry Keypad
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Extras
Hood Deflector
Rear Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Interior Options: 
5-Passenger Seating
Cargo Area Organizer
Universal Tablet Holders
Powered Universal Table Holder
Wireless Charging
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
7 Passenger Seating
Rubber Mats Kit (Bench Seats)
Rubber Mats Kit (Captain's Chairs)
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Kalahari/Jet Black, Leather
#8F5541
Jet Black, premium cloth
#000000
Color: 
Shetland Beige, leatherette
#D2CAC3
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000