The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a mid-size three-row SUV. In the Volkswagen SUV lineup its perched between the compact Tiguan and the luxurious midsize Touareg. Prices start at an MSRP of $30,750. The Atlas is among the largest vehicles in its class, offering significantly more interior room than the Toyota Highlander and Kia Sorento. The Atlas’s dimensions closely match those of the Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse.
Pros: Cavernous Interior, Long Warranty, Upscale Exterior Styling
Cons: Uninspiring Interior Design, Advanced Safety Tech Is Optional, Efficiency Lags Behind Competitors
Looks Best In: Fortana Red exterior/Shetland interior
Competition: Buick Enclave, Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, Nissan Pathfinder, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander
Summary: With styling cues shared with its uptown Touareg stablemate, the Volkswagen Atlas looks more expensive than it actually is. A massive interior with convenient configurations for cargo and passengers and a long warranty are major assets. If selecting an Atlas trim, be sure to get the available advanced safety gear, which should be really standard at all levels but isn’t.
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