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Volkswagen Atlas

Price $36,740 – $53,590
Fuel consumption 8.0 – 13.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
The new three-row midsize SUV from Volkswagen has already won over many families with generous interior space and versatility (up to 2700 litres of cargo room). A turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering 235 horsepower comes standard, while the optional V6 produces 276 horsepower and can tow up to 5000 pounds. The available AWD system includes a drive mode selector. Months ago, a sportier-looking, five-passenger Atlas Cross Sport was introduced, but when will we see it here?

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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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TorontoThe 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Appears at the Toronto Auto Show
The performance-infused variant of the Jetta compact sedan made its official debut at the Chicago Auto Show last week, and this week, it’s on display in Toronto. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI is totally redesigned, and borrows the Golf GTI’s powertrain, which consists of a turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that …
NewsThe Car Guide’s 2019 Best Buys: Volkswagen Golf
In order to help consumers make the right purchase decision when shopping for a new vehicle, the team of journalists at The Car Guide publishes its yearly Best Buy awards in a slew of categories, including the compact-car segment. The latter remains a popular one, despi…
GenevaVolkswagen Will Present a Fully Electric Dune Buggy in Geneva
In the 60s and 70s, numerous dune buggies appeared in America—especially in California—based on the Volkswagen Beetle’s architecture. These doorless and topless cars were fitted with big wheels to leisurely stroll down beaches or have a little fun in the area’s sand dunes. As a tribute to these dune buggies, …
DetroitHere’s the 2020 Volkswagen Passat
The Detroit Motor Show surprised us this year. We were expecting to see endless SUVs, but the unveiling of a Mustang Shelby GT500 and Toyota Supra proved us wrong. We’ve also seen that the sedan is not dead, with Volkswagen pulling the curtain back on the all-new 2020 Passat. We …
NewsVolkswagen to Expand Plant in Tennessee for Their Upcoming EV Onslaught
German automaker Volkswagen will invest USD$800 million in their existing facility in Chattanooga in order to build electric vehicles for the North-American market. According to the company, this expansion will create 1,000 additional jobs at the plan and more for outside suppliers. “The US is one of the most important …
NewsVolkswagen I.D. Electric: It’s Coming with a 550-km Range
Earlier this year, we showed you a concept car at the Geneva auto show called the Volkswagen I.D. VIZZION , one among an entire family of upcoming electric vehicles. Well, one of these cars has evolved into an actual driving machine, and it’s coming a lot faster than you can …
NewsVolkswagen's Next Generation of Combustion Engines Could be its Last
With the inevitable arrival of electric vehicles from all carmakers, the faith of the good old internal combustion engine, which continues to power the vast majority of cars and trucks on the road, looks bleak. Volkswagen has been clear and concise about this: its next generation of gasoline engines will …

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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 …