Comparison - Tesla Model S P100D 2019 - vs - Volkswagen Atlas SEL 2018

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Model: 
Average Price: 
$
133,000
Updated: 
12 Jan 2019
41,140
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Red Multi-Coat
#A21B09
Deep Blue Metallic
#193F93
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#F0F0F0
Solid Black
#292927
Midnight Silver Metallic
#383B43
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: 

Though the Model 3 is all the rage, the larger 2019 Tesla Model S remains a stunning achievement and design trendsetter, albeit somewhat dated in the details.

Pros
Handsome, elegant exterior design
Supercar-shaming acceleration
Good ride comfort
Ease of the Supercharger network
Updates keep making car better

Cons
Not quite a luxury car inside
Tight rear-seat entry/exit
Continual updates keep changing features
Fussy doors
Six-figure price tag for most desirable versions

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Tesla Model S ranked #1 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Tesla Model S has a score of 9.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 35 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Robust acceleration and nimble handling
Astounding all-electric range
Abundance of cutting-edge technology
Roomy seating and cargo areas

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting
Lacks advanced smartphone integration

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Tesla Model S comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 1-speed direct drive.Revised trim level availability and pricing structure.Improved driving range.

PROS
Electric range is impressive
Wicked quick acceleration across the board
Liftback design affords abundant cargo space

CONS
Lacks the luxury polish of some similarly priced sedans
Small dealer network means few service centers nationwide
Large pricing jumps between mechanically identical trim levels

By: 
edmunds.com

Favoring a more simplistic arrangement, Tesla has altered the Model S's lineup for 2019. Gone are the 75D, 100D, and P100D and in their place is the base Model S and the Model S Performance. The entry-level car comes with a battery capable of delivering a 310-mile driving range but buyers can select the Extended Range package—either at the time of purchase or anytime after that—which boosts the range to 335 miles. The Model S Performance comes with a range of 315 miles but focuses more on acceleration times; Tesla claims a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.0 seconds. For $20,000, Tesla will unlock the car's Ludicrous Mode, which drops that claimed acceleration time to an incredible 2.4 seconds.

Pros
So quick it'll make you dizzy,
fun-to-drive nature,
class-leading maximum driving range.

Cons
Cabin isn't as nice as the price suggests,
large infotainment screen is distracting at times,
rear passengers have no space to store small items.

By: 
caranddriver.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: 
Electric
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
Torque: 
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
Horsepower: 
276hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
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: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
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: 
196.00in
198.30in
Width: 
77.30in
78.30in
Height: 
56.90in
70.00in
Ground Clearance: 
4.60in
8.00in
Front Track: 
67.20in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
Wheel Base: 
116.50in
117.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
41.30
Rear Head Room: 
35.30
40.40
Front Leg Room: 
42.70in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
35.40in
37.60in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
58.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.70in
58.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.00in
60.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.00cu.ft
20.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4941.00lbs
4336.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
power steering
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leatherette
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated 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 center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
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: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB Connection
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
11 Total Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0 In.
18 X 8.0-In
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front 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: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
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

Exterior Options: 
21" Sonic Carbon Twin Turbine Wheels
19" Sonic Carbon Slipstream Wheels
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Paint Protection
Trailer Hitch
Hood Deflector
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Interior Options: 
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
First Aid Kit
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2D2D2D
Black And White, leatherette
#E2E6E7
Color: 
#000000