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Volkswagen Atlas

Price $35,690 – $53,440
Fuel consumption 8.9 – 13.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 69%(view ratings)
The Atlas is replacing the Touareg, positioned above the Tiguan and staking its claim as the roomiest and most versatile Volkswagen. It has three rows of seats and cargo space that can potentially exceed 2700 litres. A 2.0L four-cylinder turbo with 235 horsepower is standard, while a 3.6L V6 that develops 276 horsepower and 266 lb·ft of torque is available on option. The Atlas can tow up to 2268 kilograms (5000 pounds) with the V6.

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Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Conquering America
Although the Volkswagen Touareg was an excellent midsize SUV, it might have been a little too European—and expensive—to attract North American families into the brand’ product portfolio. Based on the same architecture as the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, the Touareg’s bones were solid, its off-road capacities were good, and …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Atlas: “Let’s Sell Them a Big SUV”
As far as crossovers and SUVs go here in North America, Volkswagen’s been playing catchup with its competition. Sure, the German carmaker has had the Tiguan and the Touareg to compensate, but in a segment where value primes over everything else, Volkswagen’s combo of people haulers have long been deemed …
First Drives2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Like an Open Book on America
Just a few days ago, Volkswagen summoned a group of journalists to try the new Atlas seven-seat SUV. However, a handful of us had the chance to test drive it in Sacacomie, Quebec last March, when the conditions were still wintery. That time, the goal was to showcase the fifth-generation …
First Drives2018 Volkswagen Atlas: in the Rain, not on Ice
When Volkswagen invited us to test out its new SUV, they set up a circuit on a frozen lake and gave us access to four all-wheel-drive vehicles—and two experts in driving on slippery surfaces. We had everything we needed, with one notable exception: a little help from Mother Nature. It …
Spotlight on2018 Volkswagen Atlas on Ice
Shown at the Montreal Auto Show just over a month ago, and more recently at the Toronto Auto Show, the automaker is already giving us the opportunity to try their new midsize SUV under extreme winter conditions. Volkswagen invited a few automotive journalists to the rustic Sacacomie Lodge near St-Alexis-des-Monts …
Special EventsThe 2018 Atlas is Volkswagen’s New SUV
This just in: The Atlas is Volkswagen’s new seven-passenger SUV. The Car Guide attended the model’s world premiere in the Santa Monica area. Why did they present it there and not at the L.A. Auto Show? Basically, they wanted the undivided attention of the specialized press because Volkswagen’s aspirations for …

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Test Drive: The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
"It is an imposing piece that is both eye catching and functional" So says Graeme about the new Atlas, as Volkswagen hopes to get a piece of the ever growing lucrative crossover market in North America. For more stories about the Volkswagen Atlas, hit the link - https://www.guideautoweb.com/en/makes/volkswagen/atlas/2018/ To watch …