2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

It is an understatement when we say that Americans love full size crossovers. These vehicles offer plenty of versatility and can fit everything and everyone. The all-new Volkswagen Atlas has only been available for a few weeks and already it is a hot seller! This newcomer has plenty of competition, however, with the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder being a top rival. Let us present a comparison between these two vehicles so that you can decide which one is right for you.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas VS 2017 Nissan Pathfinder
6 to 7 Seating Capacity 7
20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 16.0 / 47.8 / 79.8 cubic feet

2.0L turbo 4-cylinder DOHC

3.6L V6 DOHC
Engine Options 3.5L DOHC V6
2,000 to 5,000 pounds Towing Capacity 6,000 pounds

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Options and Specs

Under the hood of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, you will find one of two engines:

  • 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder DOHC (235 horsepower; 2,000-pound towing capacity)—Please note that models outfitted with this engine will be available at a later time. We can expect to see them in late summer/early fall of 2017.

  • 3.6L V6 DOHC (276 horsepower; 2,000 to 5,000-pound towing capacity)

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas—particularly models outfitted with the V6 engine—will be available with Volkswagen’s specially-designed 4MOTION AWD drivetrain. This drivetrain provides extra power and traction for you to handle rain-soaked or snow-covered roads with confidence.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas also provides an incredibly roomy cabin for both passengers and cargo. Up to six or seven passengers can enjoy a ride in the full size crossover, and third-row passengers will have easy access to the seats with the help of easy fold-and-slide second-row seats. The cargo space for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas measures 20.6 / 55.5 / 96.8 cubic feet.

To learn more about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, please visit our dealership.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas heading towards the city
Interior seating in 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Front dash of 2018 Volkswagen Atlas with VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system
2018 Volkswagen Atlas driving along seaside highway

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