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2020 Nissan Pathfinder vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
Pathfinder

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New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$31,980 to $44,910
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$30,545 to $49,795
Invoice* $29,726 to $41,724 $29,292 to $47,754
MPG - City 19 - 20 16 - 21
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 22 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Nissan Pathfinder will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Nissan Pathfinder, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Pathfinder will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Pathfinder will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Dimensions
The Nissan Pathfinder is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Pathfinder takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Nissan Pathfinder and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Nissan Pathfinder has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Nissan Pathfinder, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Nissan Pathfinder and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
The Nissan Pathfinder offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Nissan Pathfinder as you will in the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Nissan Pathfinder is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.