The Volkswagen Atlas is offered in five trim levels; S, SE, SE and SEL. Drivetrains choices for Atlas are available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive while engines include an available 3.6L V6 making 235 horsepower and 258 lb-feet of torque or the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 276 horsepower and 266 ft pounds of torque paired to a an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features include LED headlights, cruise control, power mirrors, 2-zone climate control, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 6.5-inch touch screen and a 6-speaker audio system. The S comes with three rows of cloth-covered seats, front LED lighting and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Storage areas are abundant and include an oversized glovebox, a closed storage bin in the instrument panel and room for 2 full-size adults in the third row seating.
Volkswagen offers an extensive list of options for the 2018 Atlas. A 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, a center stack 8-inch touch screen with navigation, a 360 degree camera, adaptive cruise control, 3-zone climate control, leather seats with heating in the first two rows and cooling up front, a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, remote start, 115-volt power outlet, rain-sensing windshield wipers and an 8-speaker audio system. Power-folding heated side mirrors and 20-inch alloy wheels are also available,
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, automatic post-collision braking, and VW's Intelligent Crash Response System, which cuts the fuel supply, unlocks the doors and turns on the hazard lights in the event of a crash. Advanced safety features like blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist and park assist are available.
Elegant, Attractive Styling
Quiet Cabin Noise Levels
Roomy And Accessible Interior
Upscale Interior Materials
The Volkswagen Atlas is all-new for 2018 as Volkswagen's introduction into the competitive class of mid-size 3-row SUVs. Notably the Atlas is very tech-savvy and packed with Safety features you would expect from the genre. The Atlas delivers a pleasant driving experience with excellent handling and well balanced adjustability for any terrain. Its steering is very light and responsive while braking feels linear and smooth.
As a late addition to an already wildly popular midsize SUV class, the Atlas has to work hard to distinguish itself in the company of such vehicles as the Chevrolet Equinox and the Toyota Highlander. However the Volkswagen Atlas features class-leading interior space for all passengers in all rows along with unique exterior styling that resembles nothing else in the segment. All Atlases equipped with all-wheel drive come with driving mode selections allowing the driver to choose the ideal setup for the type of terrain and weather you encounter, while on-road modes alter throttle, transmission and steering for Eco, Normal and Sport modes.
Engine: 3.6L VR6 DOHC 24-Valve
Transmission: 8-Speed Auto w/Tiptronic
3.60 Axle Ratio
GVWR: 5,732 lbs (2,552 kgs)
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
1213# Maximum Payload
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
18.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
Wheels: 18" Prisma Alloy
Tires: 18" AS
Wheels w/Silver Accents
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Radio: Composition Media 8.0" Touchscreen w/CD -inc: AM/FM/HD radio w/dual USB inputs, aux-in jack and voice control, 8 speakers, Bluetooth connectivity (for compatible devices) and SiriusXM satellite radio (w/limited-time trial subscription)
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and Internal Memory
Audio Theft Deterrent
Window Grid Diversity Antenna
1 LCD Monitor In The Front
Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power adjustable driver seat w/2-way power lumbar support and 4-way passenger seat