The Volkswagen Atlas is offered in five trim levels; S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line and SEL Premium. Drivetrain choices for Atlas include both front-wheel drive and 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 2019 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. Also standard for 2019 are a blind spot monitoring system as well as a rear traffic alert system. Advanced safety features like lane keep assist and park assist are also available.
The Volkswagen Atlas was introduced last year, and VW has essentially left the vehicle unchanged for 2019. However, VW did add a rear traffic alert system, a blind spot monitoring system and a front collision avoidance assistance system as standard on all trim levels of the VW Atlas.
Elegant, attractive styling; quiet cabin noise levels; roomy and accessible interior; upscale interior materials
As a late addition to an already wildly popular midsize SUV class, the Atlas must work hard to distinguish itself in the company of such vehicles as the Chevrolet Equinox and the Toyota Highlander. 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 a driving mode selection system that allows the driver to choose the ideal setup for the type of terrain and weather, while on-road modes alter throttle, transmission and steering for Eco, Normal and Sport modes.