Comparison - Infiniti QX80 4WD 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Atlas SEL 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
67,850
Updated: 
09 Mar 2018
41,140
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Obsidian
#151515
Dakar Bronze
#815F3E
Hermosa Blue
#002683
Imperial Black
#443249
Majestic White
#F9F9F9
Mocha Almond
#573328
Graphite Shadow
#626262
Smoky Quartz
#A5907B
Color: 
Reflex silver metallic
#848487
Platinum grey metallic
#4D5760
Deep black pearl
#0B0B0C
Tourmaline blue metallic
#1B3D58
Kurkuma yellow metallic
#BC9900
Fortana red metallic
#7E0825

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

A nip and tuck for this year isn't enough to ignore the wrinkles in the aging 2018 Infiniti QX80.

Pros
Far more attractive than before
V-8 is charming
Beautiful interior upholstery
Active safety features aren't expensive

Cons
Traces roots back to 2010 and it shows
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto
Still big and cumbersome despite tech
Very poor fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

As big as a luxury yacht and almost as opulent inside, the QX80 is Infiniti’s answer to the Cadillac Escalade. It’s built on a full-size truck frame and powered by a 400-hp 5.6-liter V-8 with a seven-speed automatic; rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional.

Pros
Handsome visage,
burly naturally aspirated V-8.

Cons
Clumsy handling,
heavy drinker,
outdated and missing technology.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 QX80 receives a noticeable exterior makeover. New LED headlights, taillights and foglights complement redesigned front and rear bumpers and a rear tailgate. The QX80 also rides along restyled wheels wrapped in softer sidewall tires, which, along with a retuned suspension, are intended to improve ride comfort.

PROS
Powerful V8 delivers strong acceleration and a high tow rating
Capable and controlled handling for a big SUV
Brakes deliver strong stopping power
Easy to see out of

CONS
Ride quality degrades with optional 22-inch wheels
Third-row seat is difficult to access and a tight fit for adults
Updated interior hasn't changed enough
Engine is thirstier than most

By: 
edmunds.com

Volkswagen is dressing up the 2018 Atlas with its ubiquitous R-Line trim, which adds interior and exterior upgrades over the more basic models. The features include: 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, snazzier bumpers, side skirts, and R-Line badges. The cabin gets stainless steel pedal covers and an R-Line steering wheel piece. The Atlas R-Line will be revealed next week at the Detroit Auto Show, and its features build on the SE and SEL trims.

The Atlas sport utility vehicle is VW's most anticipated vehicle in years. It goes on sale this spring and offers a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 horsepower or a turbo four-cylinder making 235 hp, which are each paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is also an option.

The three-row SUV is the linchpin of VW's plans to move beyond its diesel-emissions scandal and capture new customers in the United States. It takes aim at entrenched competitors like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and others.

The Atlas is based on VW's MQB architecture and will be built at the company's Chattanooga, Tenn., factory. The R-Line will be available in late 2018, and pricing has not been released for any of the Atlas trims.

By: 
autoblog.com

Making its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas R-Line adds aggressive edge to the automaker’s soon-to-launch midsize 3-row SUV that will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Available on Atlas SE and SEL models, the tasteful R-Line upfit brings a selection of subtle performance-inspired cosmetic and functional tweaks and will be introduced shortly after the 2018 VW Atlas arrives in showrooms here this spring.

Key exterior changes to R-Line Atlas models include bolder fascias with larger air intakes up front and a unique gloss black rear diffuser as well as more deeply contoured side skirts, 20-inch aluminum wheels and R-Line badges. Inside, the package adds R-Line logos on the steering wheel and start screen on the infotainment package as well as stainless-steel sport pedal covers.

Like buyers of the standard 2018 VW Atlas, R-Line customers can choose from either a 235-horsepower/2.0-liter 4-cylinder TSI Turbo and front-wheel drive or a 276-horse/3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 that’s available in FWD or AWD configurations. The sole transmission is an 8-speed automatic transmission.

By: 
kbb.com

There's a lot riding on its burly shoulders.

It is fitting that the all-new Volkswagen Atlas takes its name from the Greek god tasked with keeping the sky from falling on mortals. Coming off the hugely publicized diesel-emissions scandal, VW needs an emotional win. Despite the media and consumer kerfuffle, sales for the people’s brand are actually up so far in 2017, but that is mostly due to the arrival of the Golf Alltrack, a boomlet that eventually could fizzle. Hence the need for the Atlas to prop up the brand.

Riding on the same flexible architecture that underpins the Golf, the Tennessee-built Atlas is a medium-large three-row SUV that fills a major gap in VW’s portfolio. Not since the Routan—a rebadged Dodge Grand Caravan that VW last sold in 2013—has there been a Volkswagen with more than five seatbelts. Buyers have been forced to look elsewhere for their family-hauling needs.

The Atlas struts into dealerships this June, fully capable of shouldering the responsibility of transporting families and all their stuff as well as a big chunk of VW’s future in America. Like its namesake, this VW is strong enough to handle heavy lifting.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Everything. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is an all-new model for the 2018 model year. Though the SUV shares its MQB chassis and drivetrains with other Volkswagen Group products, this is the brand’s first three-row crossover offered in the U.S

The Volkswagen Atlas is the German automaker’s all-new three-row midsize crossover that, in size, slots above the two-row midsize Touareg and compact Tiguan SUVs as well as the Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen in the automaker’s people and cargo carrying lineup. The Atlas competes in a crowded segment that includes the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9, and Dodge Durango.

LED headlights, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are all standard.

The 2018 Atlas comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 rated at 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, while a 3.6-liter VR6 rated at 276 hp and 266 lb-ft is optional. Both engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-drive is standard with both engines, and the automaker’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is optional with the 3.6-liter engine. EPA-rated fuel economy hasn’t been revealed for the turbo 2.0-liter, but the 3.6-liter is EPA-rated 18/25 mpg city/highway for the front-drive model and 17/23 mpg with all-wheel drive.

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.60L
3.60L
Torque: 
413ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 5 800rpm
276hp
at 6 200rpm
Turning Circle: 
41.60Feet
38.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Manual rear seat easy entry
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electric Power Steering
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.90in
198.30in
Width: 
79.90in
78.30in
Height: 
75.80in
70.00in
Ground Clearance: 
9.20in
8.00in
Front Track: 
68.00in
67.20in
Rear Track: 
68.00in
67.80in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
117.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
41.30
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
58.20in
Front Leg Room: 
39.60in
41.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
63.80in
61.50in
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
40.40
Rear Hip Room: 
58.40in
58.00in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
37.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
63.50in
60.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
95.10cu.ft
96.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.60cu.ft
20.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.90degrees
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.30degrees
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
5888.00lbs
4336.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
power steering
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
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
10-Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
cloth
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding rear seatback
Power folding bench third row seats
Fixed center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Folds Into Floor Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Heated steering wheel
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
2 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Bose premium brand stereo system
Bose premium brand speakers
Surround Audio (Discrete)
13 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0
18 X 8.0-In
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
All season tires
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R16

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn Signal Mirrors
2 Front Headrests
2 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Vehicle Alarm Notification
Roadside Assistance
Rear Door Child Safety Locks
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Cornering Lights

Options

Packages: 
Deluxe Technology Package
22" Tire And Wheel Package
Theater Package
Split Bench Seat Package
Driver's Assistance Package
All Season Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rail Crossbars
Welcome Lighting
Premium Paint
INFINITI Radiant Illuminated Kick Plates
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Paint Protection
Trailer Hitch
Hood Deflector
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Interior Options: 
Infiniti WiFi
Carpeted Cargo Mat, Cargo Net & First Aid Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
First Aid Kit
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Truffle Brown, premium leather
#72645E
Color: 
#000000