Comparison - Volkswagen Atlas SEL 4MOTION 2020 - vs - GMC Acadia AT4 2021

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Other Names:

Also called:

Volkswagen Teramont

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
44,395
Updated: 
23 Jan 2020
$
41,100
Updated: 
31 Jul 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
7
6
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
22.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Platinum gray metallic
#4D5760
Deep black pearl
#0B0B0C
Tourmaline blue metallic
#1B3D58
Pacific Blue Metallic
#016BA6
Color: 
Summit white
#E9EAE5
Cayenne Red tintcoat
#971C1E
White frost tricoat
#DFE0DB
Midnight Blue metallic
#11345E
Satin steel metallic
#5E5F5C
Red mahogany metallic
#665456
Ebony twilight metallic
#1C1C1A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Space comes before pace with the roomy 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

Pros
Massive interior
Rides well
Easy third-row access
Spacious cargo area

Cons
Not fast
Not efficient
Not stylish
Not luxurious

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Volkswagen Atlas has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Roomy seats in every row
Cavernous cargo bay
User-friendly infotainment system
Carlike handling
Great fuel economy

Cons
Underpowered engines
Some downmarket cabin materials

By: 
usnews.com

Now standard with VW Car-Net telematics app, free for five years.SE w/ Technology R-Line models and up get hands-free liftgate and parking sensors.SE w/ Technology models and up get 20-inch wheels; SEL Premiums upgrade to 21-inch wheels.The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.

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
Lags some competitors in fuel economy

By: 
edmunds.com

Elevation Edition debuts with black wheels and exterior trim.Wireless functionality for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.Minor changes to trim option packages.

Pros
Refined ride quality
Quick acceleration from optional V6 engine
Simple, easy-to-use cabin layout
Modern onboard technology keeps you connected

Cons
Cabin isn't particularly luxurious, even in the priciest trim level
Some rival SUVs offer more cargo and third-row space
Lackluster base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

GMC has made a few packaging changes to the Acadia for 2021. The Pro Safety Plus package, which includes several driver-assistance features, is now standard on SLT, AT4, and Denali. An Elevation Edition package is now available on the SLE and SLT and includes 20-inch wheels and black exterior accents. A heated steering wheel joins the Premium package for SLT and AT4 trims. .

Pros
Square-jawed styling,
intuitive infotainment interface,
cargo-friendly interior.

Cons
Costs more than interior materials suggest,
tight third-row passenger space,
mediocre fuel economy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 GMC Acadia’s expanded lineup and new styling look worth the wait.

Pros
Good looks
Infotainment upgrades worthwhile
Intriguing new turbo-4

Cons
Active safety tech should be standard
A little narrow inside
Push-button shifters not our favorite

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.60L
Torque: 
266ft-lbs
at 2 750rpm
271ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
Horsepower: 
276hp
at 6 200rpm
310hp
at 6 600rpm
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
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 And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise 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.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
193.40in
Width: 
78.30in
75.40in
Height: 
70.00in
68.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.20in
Front Track: 
67.20in
64.50in
Rear Track: 
67.80in
64.50in
Wheel Base: 
117.30in
112.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
40.40
39.60
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.60in
39.70in
Front Hip Room: 
58.20in
55.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
59.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
58.00in
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.80in
58.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
96.80cu.ft
79.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
4000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.60cu.ft
41.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4306.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
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
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

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
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Center Armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
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: 
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
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

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
Memory Card Slot
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0 In.
17 In.
Wheels more: 
All-Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
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
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
VW Care
Combination Assistance Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
2nd-Row Dual Captain’s Chairs
Floor Liner Package
Trailering Package
Cargo Package
Interior Protection Package
Adventure Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Splash Guards
Side Steps
Trailer Hitch Extras
Hood Deflector
Rear Bumper Applique
Roof Rack
Front And Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Bracket
Black Center Caps W/Red GMC Logo
20" Machined Aluminum W/Dark Accents
Wireless Charging
Black Lug Nut And Wheel Lock Kit
Dual Skyscape Sunroof
'Hit The Road' Package
Molded Assist Steps
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Keyless Entry Keypad
Interior Options: 
Rubber Mats Kit (Bench Seats)
Rubber Mats Kit (Captain's Chairs)
Luggage Net
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Carpeted Mats (Bench Seats)
Privacy Cover
Carpeted Mats (Captain's Chairs)
5-Passenger Seating
Cargo Area Organizer
Universal Tablet Holders
Powered Universal Table Holder
Wireless Charging
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
7 Passenger Seating

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Shetland Beige, leatherette
#D2CAC3
Titan Black, leatherette
#000000
Color: 
Kalahari/Jet Black, Leather
#8F5541
Jet Black, premium cloth
#000000