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.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 69%
Fuel economy 4/10
Reliability 4/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2018



  • Vast, comfortable cabin
  • Relatively good fuel consumption (V6)
  • Good cargo volume
  • Interesting towing capacity


  • Unproven reliability
  • V6 lacks muscle tone at low revs
  • Some low-end plastics
  • Unenthusiastic steering
  • Just one USB port (base version)