Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas R-line 2018 - vs - Buick Envision 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Also called:

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Average Price: 
35,690
Updated: 
15 Oct 2017
43,677
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
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
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
17.30gals
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: 
Bronze Alloy Metallic
#6E5A51
Chili Red Metallic
#8E000C
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Galaxy Silver Metallic
#C1C0C5
Midnight Amethyst Metallic
#27222B
Summit White
#FFFFFF

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

Forget about its Chinese roots; the Envision is a comfortable, well-appointed crossover. But it's also expensive, and there are some interior compromises.
Let's not beat around the bush: The 2017 Buick Envision is the first mainstream vehicle assembled in China and exported to the United States.
Introduced last year but expanded for the 2017 model year to a full lineup of base, Preferred, Essence, Premium, and Premium II trim levels, the Envision may sound like a brand of perfume, but it's really a mid-size crossover.

Pros
Perfect fit for the Buick lineup
Quiet interior
Comfortable ride quality
Attractive styling

Cons
Price on par with genuine luxury rivals
Would you buy a Chinese-made American car?
Turbo is AWD-only
Advanced safety tech costs big bucks

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Buick Envision ranks 12 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. The 2017 Buick Envision gets lost near the back of the luxury compact SUV pack. It’s comfortable to drive and nicely equipped, and it offers good value for the money, but in a sea of over-achievers, the Envision is just average.

Pros
Peppy turbocharged engine
Comfortable, spacious seats
Excellent safety ratings
Lots of tech features

Cons
Underpowered base engine
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Buick Envision is an all-new vehicle in the lineup that slots between the smaller Encore and the midsize Enclave SUVs. The Envision combines a practical size with a long list of standard features that make it a value-packed, near-luxury SUV worth considering.

Pros
Manageable size makes it easy to drive and maneuver
The cabin is as quiet inside as premium luxury SUVs
You get a lot of features for the money.

Cons
Cargo capacity is merely average for the class
Engine output is adequate but far from impressive.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
192ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 500rpm
197hp
at 6 300rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
36.40Feet

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 and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electric Power Steering
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service*
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Hands-Free Calling*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
183.70in
Width: 
78.30in
72.40in
Height: 
69.70in
66.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
6.90in
Front Track: 
67.20in
62.90in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
62.10in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
107.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
37.50in
Front Hip Room: 
58.20in
54.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
57.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
53.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.80in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
57.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.60cu.ft
26.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4502.00lbs
3755.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
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
6 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/cloth
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folds Into Floor Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts

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
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in 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
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0-In
18
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Null spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
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: 
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
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt

Options

Packages: 
Buick Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package
Interior Luxury Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Paint Protection
Trailer Hitch
Hood Deflector
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Molded, Body-Color Assist Steps
Wheel Lock Kit
Satin Chrome Grille
Interior Options: 
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
First Aid Kit
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Protective Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#000000
Color: 
Light Neutral w/Ebony Interior Accents, leatherette/cloth
#A08E72