Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas R-line 2018 - vs - Nissan Murano Platinum 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Also called:

Nissan Murano Z51

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Model: 
Average Price: 
35,690
Updated: 
15 Oct 2017
30,667
Updated: 
01 Dec 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
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
19.00gals
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: 
Arctic Blue Metallic
#303F65
Brilliant Silver
#DEE0DF
Cayenne Red
#770000
Gun Metallic
#62615D
Java Metallic
#534640
Magnetic Black
#020202
Pacific Sunset
#B1572C
Pearl White
#EBECE7

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 2017 Nissan Murano is smooth and polished—and that may be just the ticket for buyers who want a high seating position and the availability of all-wheel drive.
The 2017 Nissan Murano is a five-seat crossover that sort of defies convention. Instead of following its rivals by trying to appeal to growing families or those intent on at least looking the off-road part, the Murano is plush and comfortable, something of a more palatable luxury crossover.

Pros
Dramatic exterior styling
Superb ride quality
Silent cabin
Classy interior design

Cons
Safety tech should be available on S, SV
Passenger seat lacks height adjustment
Ride harshness with 20-inch wheels
Value proposition not as impressive on SL, Platinum

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Nissan Murano ranks 6 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Nissan Murano offers the comfort, performance and refinement typical of luxury SUVs, but without the hefty price tag. Its interior outclasses those of most competing vehicles, and it delivers a cushioned, smooth ride over most surfaces. However, you may wish it were a bit more engaging to drive.

Pros
Posh cabin
Very comfortable seats
Intuitive tech features
Fuel-efficient for a V6 SUV

Cons
Poor rear visibility
Slow steering response

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Nissan Murano is a versatile five-passenger midsize crossover with ample room for all passengers. It's a smart choice if you want an upscale, V6-powered vehicle without the luxury brand premium.
For 2017, the Nissan Murano adds Apple CarPlay functionality and a drowsy driver warning system. New driver assistance features are now available for the SV trim, while the Platinum trim gets a new Midnight Edition styling package.

Pros
High-quality interior materials and unique design features
Exceptionally comfortable front seats
Right balance of power and fuel efficiency
Spacious rear seats that accommodate passengers and car seats with equal ease

Cons
Modest cargo capacity limits practicality
Can't tow heavy weekend toys like some competitors
Funky exterior design creates compromised outward visibility
Advanced safety features are only available on upper trim levels

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
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
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
240ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 500rpm
260hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
38.70Feet

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
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
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.)
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
192.40in
Width: 
78.30in
75.40in
Height: 
69.70in
67.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
6.90in
Front Track: 
67.20in
64.60in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
64.60in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
111.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
40.50in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
38.70in
Front Hip Room: 
58.20in
55.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
59.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
55.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.80in
58.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
67.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.60cu.ft
32.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
13.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
24.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4502.00lbs
4017.00lbs

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
2 one-touch power windows
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

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
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
cloth
Bucket front seats
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folds Into Floor Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
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: 
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Turn signal in mirrors
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 stereo system
6 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
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 wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0-In
20 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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
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
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
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests

Options

Packages: 
Cargo Package
Platinum Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Paint Protection
Trailer Hitch
Hood Deflector
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Premium Paint
Roof Rail Cross Bars
Splash Guards
20" Split 5-Spoke Bright PVD Alloy Wheels
Interior Options: 
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
First Aid Kit
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Floors Mats and Cargo Area Protector
Illuminated Kick Plates
Interior Accent Lighting

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#000000
Color: 
#9C9486
Cashmere, cloth
#393C42
Graphite, cloth