2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Nissan Murano: SUV Comparison in Seattle
March 8, 2019
The Volkswagen Atlas is an SUV that's perfect for the whole family. With its spacious interior, powerful performance, and remarkable technology, the VW Atlas is more than a match for competitors like the 2019 Nissan Murano. What's more, it's less expensive: the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has a starting MSRP lower than that of the Nissan Murano. We compare these SUVs further below; once you've seen what VW has to offer, head to Carter Volkswagen in Ballard for a test drive.
VW Atlas vs Nissan Murano: Interior Seating & Dimensions
Despite costing less money than the Nissan Murano, the Volkswagen Atlas has considerably more room. While the Nissan Murano is a two-row SUV that can seat up to five occupants, the VW Atlas has three rows, and can seat up to seven people. The third row is easy to access, even when child seats are installed.
The third row isn't some cramped afterthought, either. The third row has plenty of space, and the first and second rows have more headroom, hip room, and shoulder room than the Nissan Murano. This is because the VW Atlas has 154 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Nissan Murano has just 108 cubic feet.
While the standard interior cargo capacity of the Nissan Murano is greater than what you'll find in the VW Atlas, this doesn't tell the whole story. When you fold down the rear seats in the Nissan Murano, you'll get up to 67 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Folding down the second and third rows of seating in the VW Atlas will yield up to 96.8 cubic feet. And since every VW Atlas is equipped with standard roof rails, you'll have plenty of room to put cargo on top. Roof rails are an available upgrade in the Nissan Murano.
VW Atlas vs Nissan Murano: Tech Features
When you're comparing the technology of these two SUVs, you can start by looking at things like the available audio systems (the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has an available 12-speaker Fender® Premium Audio System, while the Nissan Murano offers just 11 speakers). However, VW is truly a cutting-edge vehicle, with the available VW Car-Net® Security & Service app. This can help you locate off-street parking, alert you if your vehicle is unlocked or ajar, and even send you an alert if the sunroof is open and there's rain in the forecast. While Nissan also has a remote access app, it lacks these features.
VW Atlas vs Nissan Murano: Performance
The 2019 VW Atlas offers two engine choices, while the Nissan Murano has just one. The entry-level turbocharged I4 engine in the VW Atlas has a perfect balance of power and fuel economy, getting up to 26 miles per gallon and generating 235 horsepower. This is less than the 260 horsepower you'll get in the Nissan Murano; however, that's where the available engine upgrade comes in. You can get a Volkswagen Atlas with a V6 engine that generates 276 horsepower.
VW Atlas vs Nissan Murano: Safety
Whichever SUV you choose, you're bound to be safe: after all, they both earned perfect five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the Volkswagen Atlas has standard Blind Spot Monitor, Pedestrian Monitoring, and Rear Traffic Alert. These features are available only as an upgrade on the 2019 Nissan Murano.
Find Your Next VW at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard
For decades, Volkswagen has been known for the precision German engineering that makes VW cars superior. Because VW stands behind the quality of its vehicles, most new Volkswagen models come with what's called the People First Warranty. This provides a transferable bumper-to-bumper limited warranty for six years or 72,000 miles (whichever comes first).
When you're ready for a new VW, head to Carter Volkswagen in Ballard. We're home to the Carter Advantage, which offers a number of benefits to people who choose us. In addition to a huge inventory of new VW models and regularly updated special offers, we also offer courtesy programming of personalized settings, courtesy wiper blade installation, free 90-day inspection, and more. We'll even plant a tree in your name in the Mountains to Sound Greenway if you purchase a VW here--or if you just take a test drive! Come see more of what Carter has to offer at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, serving Bellevue and Renton from our location at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.