2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 GMC Acadia

The 2018 Atlas — Volkswagen's massive all-new full-size SUV — greatly impresses with its combination of a roomy and versatile interior, a wealth of advanced technologies, powerful engine options and off-road capabilities. If you're curious to see if the new Atlas can hold its own against more established full-size SUV nameplates, then check out this 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2018 GMC Acadia comparison.

The biggest advantage that the Atlas has over the Acadia is its spacious interior. It has a seven-person seating capacity, a cavernous 153.7 cu-ft of passenger space and a maximum cargo space of 96.8 cu-ft, with especially generous amounts of headroom, shoulder room and legroom when compared to the Acadia. Also, the Acadia only has a maximum cargo capacity of 79 cu-ft. The Atlas is very versatile as well, with a 60/40 split-fold and unique folding technology in the second row and a 50/50 split-fold in the third row bench seats. Also, the Atlas comes standard with multiple storage containers and nets, cup and bottle holders and USB, 12V and auxiliary inputs.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2018 GMC Acadia
153.7 cu-ft Passenger Space TBD
96.8 cu-ft Maximum Cargo Space 79 cu-ft
21 city/26 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 22 city/26 hwy mpg
Yes Automatic Post-Collision Braking System No

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With the Volkswagen Atlas, you have a choice of two powerful engines: the standard 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder or available 3.6L VR6, which produces 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The new Atlas comes with a Start/Stop technology, which shuts down the engine when coming to full stop, and starts back up when accelerating again. This helps improve efficiency, while reducing the wear and tear on the engine. The new Atlas also offers many available off-road technologies, including the 4Motion with Active Control all-wheel drive system, a locking differential and Hill Descent Control.

The new Atlas is very strong on the technology front, especially with its innovative MIB II infotainment system, which comes with the 6.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display or available glass-covered 8.0-inch version, along with smartphone integration and the Car-Net connected vehicle services suite. With the available Fender Premium Audio System, you can enjoy the phenomenal listening experience from its 12 high-quality speakers. Also, with high-tech safety features like the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, you can have the utmost peace of mind for safety.

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