Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas R-line 2018 - vs - BMW X3 xDrive 35i 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$35,690
Updated: 
15 Oct 2017
$47,890
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
17.70gals
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: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Chestnut Brown Metallic
#7F503E
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#2D4573
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Jet Black
#4F5055
Melbourne Red Metallic
#9A2627
Mineral Silver Metallic
#706D68
Mineral White Metallic
#7B7F89
Space Gray Metallic
#787880

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

The latest BMW X3 is well worth considering if you’re looking for a family SUV with a spacious and plush interior that’s relaxing to drive.

Pros
Spacious cabin
Practical boot
Quiet and comfortable to drive

Cons
Desirable options cost extra
Looks like the old car
Cabin doesn’t look very exciting

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The X3 also becomes a more full-fledged member of the BMW family with its upgraded interior. And at a time when some of the brand’s passenger-car offerings have strayed from BMW’s historically strong dynamics, the new X3 makes an encouraging showing there as well.

Pros
Chassis tuning like BMWs of old,
improved interior,
plenty of passenger and cargo space.

Cons
Imprecise variable-ratio steering,
goofy electronic shifter,
the entry-level four pales next to the six-cylinder.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City: 
17.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 500rpm
240hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
39.00Feet
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
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electric Power Steering
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
183.40in
Width: 
78.30in
74.10in
Height: 
69.70in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.00in
Front Track: 
67.20in
62.80in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
63.40in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
110.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
40.70
Front Hip Room: 
58.20in
56.50in
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
39.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
58.30in
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
39.10
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
54.80in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
36.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.80in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
2000lbs
3000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.60cu.ft
27.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
25.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
22.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4502.00lbs
4030.00lbs

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
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Remote keyless power door locks
4 one-touch power windows

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
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folds Into Floor Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
9 total speakers
205 watts stereo output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0-In
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
245.00millimeters
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 brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
rear ventilated 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
Parking Assistant
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Adaptive headlights

Options

Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Paint Protection
Trailer Hitch
Hood Deflector
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Roof Rails In Satin Aluminum
19" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 622M
20" M Double Spoke Wheels - Style 310M
19" Light Alloy Double-Spoke Wheels - Style 309
Panoramic Moonroof
Adaptive Full LED Lights
Interior Options: 
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
First Aid Kit
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Wireless Charging
Navigation System
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Heated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#000000
Color: 
Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#010101
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#1A1A1A
Black Nevada, premium leather
#070707
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#0B0B0B
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#C1C0BE
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#544F4C
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#ADAAA1
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#816A5A
Sand Beige/Black Nevada, premium leather
#B8AB98