Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas R-line 2018 - vs - Audi Q3 SUV 2017

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
35,690
Updated: 
15 Oct 2017
39,734
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Reflex silver metallic
#848487
Titanium beige metallic
#A99981
Pure white
#F1F0EA
Platinum grey metallic
#4D5760
Deep black pearl
#0B0B0C
Tourmaline blue metallic
#1B3D58
Kurkuma yellow metallic
#BC9900
Fortana red metallic
#7E0825
Color: 
Brilliant Black
#000000
Cortina White
#F3F2EE
Cuvee Silver Metallic
#8E9085
Florett Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Glacier White Metallic
#FFFFFF
Hainan Blue Metallic
#1E587E
Misano Red Pearl Effect
#B00108
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#505455
Mythos Black Metallic
#000000
Utopia Blue Metallic
#35435D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Volkswagen Atlas has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 22 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious seating – even in the third row
Large cargo area
Drives smaller than it is

Cons
Bland interior
V6 sometimes struggles for power

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Second-row comfort and flexibility
Cargo space
Crash-test ratings
Three child seats fit in second row
Multimedia screen is sharp and bright
Camera and parking-sensor integration

Cons
V-6 power is underwhelming
Not enough hidden storage space
Steering is too light
Conservative styling
Advanced safety features not available on lower trim levels
All-wheel drive with V-6 only

By: 
cars.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is an all-new midsize crossover. It slots in between the compact Tiguan and high-end Touareg in Volkswagen's lineup. The Atlas is actually larger than the Touareg, but it doesn't offer the same level of features or options.

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

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

By: 
edmunds.com

he Audi Q3 is no longer the smallest Audi SUV – that mantle was taken by the dinky Q2 in 2016 – but that shouldn't put you off what is still a practical, well-built and desirable crossover.

On sale since 2011, the Q3 rivals cars like the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA. Its premium feel runs more than skin deep, as the compact Audi 4x4 offers an engaging, fun driving experience and genuine refinement thanks to solid design and engineering. Impeccable Audi build quality is reflected in a cabin that has a truly premium feel, too.

With a full range of safety kit and the desirable ‘four rings’ badge on its nose, the Audi Q3 is unsurprisingly in strong demand. The downsides? This quality doesn’t come cheap – especially if you go to town on the options – and despite its looks, the Q3 isn’t all that capable off-road.

Pros
Premium badge, classy interior, quattro 4WD option

Cons
Conservative styling, pricy extras, dated interior

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

When it comes to luxurious interior design and a smooth ride, the 2017 Audi Q3 delivers. You'll also like how this baby Audi's sharp styling mimics that of the more expensive Q5. But read more to learn how the veteran Q3 stacks against newer rival crossovers.

For 2017, the Audi Q3 has a new Premium base trim level.

As the smaller sibling to Audi's popular Q5 compact crossover, the 2017 Audi Q3 has the qualities you'd hope to get from any Audi. You'll be quite comfortable driving it, and the cabin is quiet and crafted in high-quality materials. You get plenty of features for your money, too, at least relative to the more expensive Q5. But whether the Q3 is the best subcompact luxury crossover for you might depend on a few other factors.

Pros
Rides comfortably on rough roads
Quiet at highway speeds
High-quality materials inside the cabin
Cargo capacity beats some competitors
Plenty of available features.

Cons
Not the best option in the class for dynamic performance
Ranks at the back of the pack for fuel economy
Tight rear seating for adults
Less-than-ideal infotainment control placement.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Audi Q3 isn't the most space-efficient or fuel-efficient in its class, but it gives compact luxury shoppers the ride comfort, easy maneuverability, and flexible cabin they seek.

The Audi Q3 is functionally attractive, but not as beautiful as some of the brand's larger models.

The 2017 Q3 is heavier than it should be, but it's remarkably maneuverable and nimble.

A smooth ride and good seats (especially the optional sport seats) help forgive the otherwise very tight, somewhat stark interior.

The 2017 Audi Q3 earns great crash-test ratings from the IIHS, but it's lacking front crash prevention.

Take it easy on the options; we think the Q3 is the best value in base all-wheel-drive form.

With highway ratings that don't reach 30 mpg on the highway, the Audi Q3 has unremarkable fuel economy.

Pros
Smart packaging for tight spaces
Great turbocharged engine
Great interface, maps
Excellent ride quality
Pert handling

Cons
Tight rear seat
More a hatchback than an SUV
Lackluster gas mileage
No manual here

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 500rpm
200hp
at 5 100rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
38.70Feet
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
no
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: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electric Power Steering
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
172.60in
Width: 
78.30in
72.20in
Height: 
69.70in
62.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
6.70in
Front Track: 
67.20in
61.90in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
102.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
37.00
Front Hip Room: 
58.20in
58.00in
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
40.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
55.80in
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
37.40
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
56.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
31.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.80in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
48.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.60cu.ft
16.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
25.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
23.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4502.00lbs
3494.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
power steering
Heated Mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Remote keyless power door locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
cloth
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
Leather
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folds Into Floor Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Multi-link front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension, Front and rear stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in 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: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
14 total speakers
465 watts stereo output
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media contro
1 subwoofer(s)
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0-In
18 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front disc
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear 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: 
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
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

Options

Packages: 
Convenience Package
Sport Package
Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Paint Protection
Trailer Hitch
Hood Deflector
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
19" 5-Double-Spoke Offroad-Design Wheels
Front Grille Filler Panel
Front License Plate Holder
Interior Options: 
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
First Aid Kit
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Homelink - Black
Homelink - Silver
Stainless Steel Pedal Caps
First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Black Cloth Headliner
Audi Guard Protection Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#000000
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Chestnut Brown, leather
#543D37
Rock Gray, leather
#969690