Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas SEL 2018 - vs - Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 2017

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Other Names:

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Also called:

Hyundai Maxcruz,Hyundai Grand Santa Fe

Average Price: 
41,140
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
40,845
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
7
7
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
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Becketts Black
#0A0A0A
Circuit Silver
#B1B9B6
Iron Frost
#B1B9B6
Java Espresso
#47382E
Monaco White
#FCFEFC
Night Sky Pearl
#515560
Regal Red Pearl
#C84652
Storm Blue
#3B477C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

For 2017, the Hyundai Santa Fe returns with refreshed front and rear styling that's highlighted by new LED daytime running lights. Inside, there's a 7-inch touchscreen that's standard for even the base SE trim level and an available USB charging port for the third row. On the safety front, a 360-degree parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking for forward collision mitigation are newly available this year.

Pros
Strong V6 engine provides quick acceleration
Plenty of standard features for the money
Interior features classy design and easy-to-use technology interfaces
Warranty coverage is generous.

Cons
Cargo capacity isn't as large as some competitors.

By: 
edmunds.com

The sharper-looking 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is still a good value for families looking for a three-row hauler—but its powertrain is starting to show its age.
For 2017, the Hyundai Santa Fe has received a significant overhaul. The Santa Fe is the larger, three-row crossover SUV that's related to the smaller two-row Santa Fe Sport.

Pros
Better look for 2017
Still good value for money
Excellent cargo space
Standard models still well-equipped
Strong V-6

Cons
All-wheel-drive penalty is sharp
Could use newer transmission
Third-row seat space is slight, compared to rivals

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe ranks 3 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. The Hyundai Santa Fe has impressive safety, comfort, and infotainment features, and it delivers solid performance, though the Sport model's base engine is average at best. The Santa Fe's cabin is full of technology that will keep drivers and passengers safe, comfortable, and entertained.

Pros
Strong V6 engine in Santa Fe
Generous list of standard features

Cons
Weak base engine in Sport models
Underwhelming acceleration

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.30L
Torque: 
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
252ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
276hp
at 6 200rpm
290hp
at 6 400rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
36.90Feet
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
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
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.)
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
193.10in
Width: 
78.30in
74.20in
Height: 
70.00in
66.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.30in
Front Track: 
67.20in
64.10in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
64.50in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
110.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
39.60
Front Hip Room: 
58.20in
56.70in
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
41.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
59.40in
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
39.40
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
55.40in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
41.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.80in
58.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
80.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.60cu.ft
13.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
24.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
21.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4336.00lbs
4085.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
2 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Cloth
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folds Into Floor Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual folding bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Multi-Level Heating
Folding Rear Seatback

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: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Front and rear air conditioning
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Infinity Premium Brand Speakers
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: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0-In
19 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

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
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
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Cornering Lights
First Aid Kit
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Limited Ultimate Package
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Paint Protection
Trailer Hitch
Hood Deflector
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Tow Hitch
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Interior Options: 
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
First Aid Kit
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
All Weather Floor Mats
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover/Screen
Cargo Tray

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
#000000
Color: 
Beige, cloth
#AF9C7F
Gray, cloth
#898989
Black
#0A0A0A