Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas SEL 2019 - vs - Infiniti QX50 Essential AWD 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Also called:

Infiniti EX

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
41,395
Updated: 
01 May 2019
$
45,150
Updated: 
07 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
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
16.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Reflex silver metallic
#848487
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Terra Brown Metallic
#50483B
Platinum gray metallic
#4D5760
Deep black pearl
#0B0B0C
Tourmaline blue metallic
#1B3D58
Pacific Blue Metallic
#016BA6
Fortana red metallic
#7E0825
Color: 
Majestic White
#E6E6E6
Liquid Platinum
#97A0AF
Lunar White
#FFFFFF
Hermosa Blue
#3348AB
Graphite Shadow
#4B4A52
Eclipse Black
#2D2D2D
Dynamic Sunstone
#B40202
Black Obsidian
#000000
Chestnut Bronze
#5E4C42

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 VW Atlas prioritizes space above pace, which makes it a must-see for families.

Pros
Exceptionally spacious
Comfortable ride quality
Slide-forward second row
Decent value
Excellent warranty

Cons
Neither fast nor frugal
Low-buck interior trim
No AWD with turbo-4
Ungainly styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas ranked #8 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Volkswagen Atlas has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Three rows of spacious seats
Lots of cargo space
Intuitive infotainment system
Drives like a smaller vehicle

Cons
Sluggish acceleration
Some cheap cabin materials

By: 
usnews.com

Volkswagen has made few changes to the Atlas for its sophomore year and mostly it's just a shuffling of standard equipment. Automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and heated exterior mirrors are all now standard across the lineup. The mid-range SE model receives three-zone automatic climate control as standard this year and the top-spec SEL trim now comes standard with a digital gauge display, LED taillights, navigation, and a heated steering wheel.

Pros
Expansive cabin,
lively handling and velvety ride,
cutting-edge infotainment.

Cons
Unimpressive acceleration and fuel economy,
functional but uninspired interior.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Two new trim levels debut.Expanded availability of features for 2019.

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

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

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a beautiful package of technological innovations—in places visible and not visible.

Pros
Beautiful, inside and out
Good standard safety tech
Remarkably advanced engine
Good value in top trims
Whisper-quiet interior

Cons
Dual-screen infotainment system
Option packages are walled off in some trim levels
Getting top safety packages requires top trims
Finicky throttle in early, pre-production models

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 ranked #9 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Infiniti QX50 has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 13 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of cargo space
Great gas mileage
Spacious, supportive seats

Cons
Uninspiring handling
Disappointing infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

Infiniti’s slinky QX50 is more than just a pretty face—its creased sheetmetal is hiding a revolutionary new powertrain. A quest for increased fuel efficiency led Infiniti to develop a first-of-its-kind variable-compression-ratio turbocharged engine, good for 268 hp and, by Infiniti's estimate, 30 to 31 mpg on the highway.

Pros
Invisible and novel tech;
spacious, refined,
quiet,
and comfortable.

Cons
We anticipated better fuel economy;
the usual CVT complaints.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
280ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
276hp
at 6 200rpm
268hp
at 5 600rpm
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
184.70in
Width: 
78.30in
74.90in
Height: 
70.00in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.60in
Front Track: 
67.20in
60.40in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
61.00in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
110.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
38.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
39.60in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
38.70in
Front Hip Room: 
58.20in
55.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
53.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.80in
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
64.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.60cu.ft
31.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
17.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
23.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4343.00lbs
3857.00lbs

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: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Center Armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
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
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0-In
19 In.
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Run Flat Tires
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated front 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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Cornering Lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
20” Black Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
20” Silver Triple 5-Spoke Wheels
2nd-Row Dual Captain’s Chairs
Sensory Package
ProACTIVE Package
ProASSIST Package
Appearance Package
Premium Heat Package
Tow Package
Autograph Package
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Extras
Hood Deflector
Rear Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Exclusive Paint
Welcome Lighting
Premium Paint
Lifestyle Hitch
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Rubber Mats Kit (Bench Seats)
Rubber Mats Kit (Captain's Chairs)
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Premium Audio
Illuminated Kick Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Shetland Beige, leatherette
#D2CAC3
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Color: 
Graphite, premium leather
#141414
Graphite, leather
#141414
Wheat/Black, leather
#A8987E
Wheat/Brown, premium leather
#C8D3D7
Wheat/Brown/Blue, premium leather
#D9E4E8