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.
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.