If you are looking for a reliable car that includes a range of options, consider the Volkswagen Atlas. It is the manufacturer’s largest SUV, which offers a great mix of interior space with driveability. It’s the perfect vehicle for taking kids back and forth to school, travel, or getting out and exploring on weekends.
Keep reading to find out more about this multifunctional, safe car. Below are some of the Atlas’s key features to consider, so you can decide if it’s the right vehicle for you.
First in Its Class
The Volkswagen Atlas is one of the manufacturer’s most popular vehicles. It, along with the smaller Volkswagen Tiguan, make up more than 60 percent of Volkswagen’s U.S. sales last year. SUVs and crossovers are by far the best-selling of their vehicles.
The Atlas has been named “Family Car of the Year” by Cars.com for two years running, which is based on the ability of a vehicle to meet families’ everyday needs as well as those on long trips. This comes as no surprise since Volkswagen designed the Atlas with families in mind.
One of the most compelling aspects of the Atlas is its spacious interior. It offers plenty of head and leg space, especially for a compact SUV. There is ample cargo space behind the third row, for times when you need all available seats for passengers.
The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is a smaller version of the Atlas. Both cars have the same wheelbase, but the Cross Sport body is about 5.2 inches shorter. It is similar in size to but roomier than the Volkswagen Taos, but with much more power.
One of the biggest differences is that the Cross Sport only has two rows of seats, instead of the three-row, seven-seat Atlas. Both cars come with the manufacturer’s impressive 72,000, six-year warranty.
Diverse Trim Levels
The Atlas has a bold design and comes in eight different trim levels. Even the most entry-level ones are far from basic–a good way to merge value with versatility. They include things like Bluetooth connections and color touch-screen controls.
Higher-end features include the availability of alloy wheels, area-view cameras, and premium audio systems. The great thing about the wide range of trim options is that you can find one that has the features you need without paying for ones you don’t.
There are two choices for powertrains on the Atlas: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V-6. These range in power from 235 to 276 horsepower. You can pair either engine with any trim level, and all-wheel-drive is available on the four-cylinder model as well as the V-6.
The Atlas has a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It comes with full-length side airbags and automatic emergency braking.
Other key safety features include pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear traffic alerts. There also is the availability of lane-keeping and parking assist systems.
Learn More About the Volkswagen Atlas
Now that you have an idea of the different features of the Volkswagen Atlas, you can determine if it is the right choice for you. Visit your local Volkswagen dealership to learn more about the many impressive features of this vehicle and how it can meet you and your family’s travel needs.
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