Within the SUV segment, the 2020 Nissan Murano and the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas both catch the attention of many shoppers in need of a new vehicle. But which one is the better choice for the average driver? To help SUV shoppers learn more about the differences between the 2020 Nissan Murano vs the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, we’ve created a comprehensive analysis of both models for drivers to reference.
Performance enthusiasts should note that the 2020 Nissan Murano is more powerful than the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. The 2020 Murano comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (260 horsepower) while the 2020 Atlas is powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine (235 horsepower). The 2020 Nissan Murano is also available in more exterior color options than the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.
2020 Nissan Murano
2020 Volkswagen Atlas
|260 hp||Standard Horsepower||235 hp|
|8||Available Exterior Color Options||5|
|32.1 cu.ft.||Standard Cargo Capacity||20.6 cu.ft.|
|8 in. Touchscreen||Standard Infotainment Display||6.5 in. Touchscreen|
Drivers should note the differences in available storage space between the 2020 Murano and the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas as well. With all seats upright, the 2020 Murano features 32.1 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity, while the 2020 Atlas only offers 20.6 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity.
Similarly, there are several discrepancies in technology systems between these two SUVs as well. While both SUVs come standard with an infotainment system, the 2020 Murano comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen display while the 2020 Atlas comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display.
Safety and security features available for the 2020 Nissan Murano include: LATCH child seat anchors, an energy-absorbing steering column, front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, high-strength steel side-door guard beams, front and rear crumple zones, a tire pressure monitoring system and an advanced air bag system with dual-stage supplemental front air bags.