Comparison - Nissan Murano Platinum 2021 - vs - Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4MOTION 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Nissan Murano Z51

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
45,610
Updated: 
17 Dec 2020
$
44,395
Updated: 
23 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.00gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Boulder Gray Pearl
#B4B4B4
Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
#801A28
Sunset Drift ChromaFlair
#D55B1E
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#DEE0DF
Pearl White TriCoat
#EBECE7
Mocha Almond Pearl
#7C6A5A
Magnetic Black Pearl
#020202
Gun Metallic
#62615D
Deep Blue Pearl
#2A5790
Color: 
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Platinum gray metallic
#4D5760
Deep black pearl
#0B0B0C
Tourmaline blue metallic
#1B3D58
Pacific Blue Metallic
#016BA6

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Nissan has given the Murano's safety game a boost for 2021 by making its previously optional suite of driver-assistance features standard across the range. Called Safety Shield 360, this package of features includes automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beams, among others. Gone is the SV Premium package and in its place Nissan will offer the Special Edition package, which includes a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree exterior camera system, faux-leather upholstery, heated front seats, and 20-inch wheels.

PROS
Bold styling, well-appointed interior, lots of standard driver-assistance tech.

CONS
Blasé driving dynamics, CVT is unrefined, low towing capacity.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Nissan Murano’s windswept shape still looks good and safety is strong, but it’s showing its age.

PROS
Unique style
Comfy front seats
Plush ride
Lots of active safety gear

CONS
So-so cargo capacity
Interior and tech show their age
Surprisingly thirsty
Not as well-equipped as some rivals

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Space comes before pace with the roomy 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

Pros
Massive interior
Rides well
Easy third-row access
Spacious cargo area

Cons
Not fast
Not efficient
Not stylish
Not luxurious

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Volkswagen Atlas has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy seats in every row
Cavernous cargo bay
User-friendly infotainment system
Carlike handling
Great fuel economy

Cons
Underpowered engines
Some downmarket cabin materials

By: 
usnews.com

Now standard with VW Car-Net telematics app, free for five years.SE w/ Technology R-Line models and up get hands-free liftgate and parking sensors.SE w/ Technology models and up get 20-inch wheels; SEL Premiums upgrade to 21-inch wheels.The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.

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
Lags some competitors in fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
240ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 6 000rpm
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: 
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 And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
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: 
192.80in
198.30in
Width: 
75.40in
78.30in
Height: 
67.80in
70.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
8.00in
Front Track: 
67.20in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
Wheel Base: 
111.20in
117.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
40.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.50in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
37.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.40in
58.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.20in
58.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.90in
60.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
65.00cu.ft
96.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
20.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
13.80degrees
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.40degrees
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4137.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
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: 
Bucket Front Seats
Premium Leather
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power 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: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
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
Dual Zone Front 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: 
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
USB Connection
11 Total Speakers
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Memory Card Slot
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 7.5 In.
20 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

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: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
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
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
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: 
Cargo Package
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
2nd-Row Dual Captain’s Chairs
Exterior Options: 
Premium Paint
Exterior Accent Lighting
Rear Bumper Protector
Splash Guards
20" Satin Black Alloy Wheels
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Extras
Hood Deflector
Rear Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Interior Options: 
Interior Accent Lighting
Illuminated Kick Plates
Carpeted Floor Mats And Cargo Mat
Rubber Mats Kit (Bench Seats)
Rubber Mats Kit (Captain's Chairs)
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Carpeted Mats (Bench Seats)
Privacy Cover
Carpeted Mats (Captain's Chairs)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Mocha, Premium leather
#534840
Graphite, Premium leather
#1E2128
Cashmere, Premium leather
#978E7D
Color: 
Shetland Beige, leatherette
#D2CAC3
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000