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2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI QX30 vs. 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

The 2018 INFINITI QX30 is a magnificent vehicle praised for its stand out design, relaxing interior and excellent handling and trim. Yet how does it compare to the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, which has three rows, extensive cargo space and exceptional steering?

Design & Style

The Volkswagen Atlas is quite conservative in regards to its appearance. It is a muscular SUV which conceals its girth and is distinctive with its fenders which are wide and broad. Overall, the design is intuitive, even though it is a bit rudimentary. The grille in the front is wide, stretching into the headlamps which use standardized LEDs. The INFINITI QX30 has a tugged styling which enhances the exterior. The roofline is swoopy and dramatic, with a pillar which cants to the rear. Within the cabin, the center stack is structured well with an infotainment screen that is high mounted and easily accessible.

Technology & Safety

The INFINITI QX30 is packed with some of the most advanced safety features known to man. It is equipped with a standard 7 airbags as well as stability control and brakes which are antilock. A camera is also situated in the rearview. Additional safety measures include blind area monitoring, lane departure notifications and emergency brakes which are automated. Within the interior, passengers can look forward to perks such as 7 inch touchscreens, climate control which is automated and dual zone, keyless ignition, and seats which can be adjusted manually eight different ways. The NHTSA has given the Volkswagen Atlas a five star rating overall. It has a braking system which holds the SUV in position when a crash is detected, 6 airbags, and stability control and a rearview mirror that dims automatically. Within the cabin, passengers can expect luxury grade materials and amenities such as 6.5 inch touchscreens, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, 6 speakers, heated front seats, power windows, alerts for cross traffic and a proximity key.


For a crossover that seats seven people, the Volkswagen Atlas offers respectable performance. It comes equipped with a standard turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can produce up to 235 horsepower with 258 pound of torque. The INFINITI QX30 also has superb handling which largely results from its engine. It comes with a standard inline 4, 2 liter engine that can produce 208 horsepower with 258 pound of torque.

The Bottom Line

The powerful engine housed in the Volkswagen Atlas comes at the expense of AWD and 4 cylinders, a real turn off for many. Furthermore, its mpg is lackluster, and when compared to the QX30 the interior just isn’t up to snuff, so the INFINITI wins.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI QX30 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI QX30 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI QX30 test drive appointment.

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