THE VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS
An Award-Winning, Great Looking, Tech-Loaded SUV
The Atlas made a big splash when it arrived on scene. Beautifully styled, with plenty of room for 7-passengers, this SUV is a standout in a class that has become stale. The new Volkswagen Atlas boasts a prominent grille and VW’s new logo. Inside, there are revised controls and a more substantial steering wheel. You can also opt for an all-new wireless charging pad in the center console. New driver assistance technology has also been added to its long list of safety and convenience features. A high-resolution 10.0-inch Digital Cockpit gauge cluster comes standard on the SEL along with a beautiful color 8” touchscreen infotainment system. The screen functions like a smartphone allowing pinching and swiping, making it easy to use with Apple’s CarPlay or Android Auto. But besides its looks and tech, the standout feature of the 7-passenger Atlas is its space. The Atlas is known for having comfortable, spacious 3rd-row seating. It’s not an afterthought - it’s THE thought. And that 3rd row space doesn’t encroach on the ample cargo room in the back. It’s a large, comfortable, stylish German-engineered SUV ready for a family road trip!
Technology & Driver Assistance Features
Standard features in the Volkswagen Atlas include a 6.5” touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a USB port, digital gauge cluster, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker stereo system. You can upgrade to an 8” touch screen, navigation, HD and Satellite radio with 12 speakers, automatic climate control and remote start. Wireless charging and a panaromic sunroof are also available. As far as safety is concerned, the driver assistance features are plentiful: Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring (now standard), Light Assist, Lane Assist, Park Assist, Front Assist, Rear Traffic Alert and, now available, Dynamic Road Sign Display and Overhead View Camera. Plus, new Volkswagen models come with 5 years of VW Car-Net Remote Access, giving you the ability to control your car when you’re miles away. You can remote start the engine, lock and unlock the door, flash the lights and more. Car-Net also sends you anti-theft alerts, automatic crash notifications, roadside and emergency assistance and offers a stolen vehicle locator. It can even help you find where you parked your car!
Power & Performance
US News says, “The VW Atlas has well-rounded driving dynamics. The Atlas feels stable and composed around turns, its steering is quick, and its brakes slow down the SUV confidently. This SUV’s ride quality is peaceful.” It offers a 2.0L turbocharged 4 Cyl. engine with 235 HP and 258 lb ft of torque or a 3.6L V6 with 276 HP and 266 lb ft of torque. The Atlas can tow up to 5000 lbs when equipped with a V6 engine and tow package. It also gets pretty decent fuel economy for a midsize SUV with an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. The Volkswagen Altas is available with 4Motion all-wheel-drive and 8” of ground clearance helping drivers maintain control, achieving better traction in a variety of weather conditions and allowing for off-road use.