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Volkswagen Atlas

Price $36,740 – $53,590
Fuel consumption 9.1 – 13.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 78%(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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ChicagoRefreshed 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Looks Cooler, Feels Techier
After showing a teaser just before the holiday season, Volkswagen unveiled the refreshed 2021 Atlas at the Chicago Auto Show. The most obvious changes can be seen in the exterior design. The German automaker’s seven-passenger midsize SUV follows in the footsteps of the five-passenger Atlas Cross Sport introduced last year …
NewsRefreshed 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Teased in New Sketches
Volkswagen launched the three-row Atlas for the 2018 model year and recently added a coupe-style variant called Atlas Cross Sport . And just a few days ago, the company eliminated the front-wheel drive option in Canada, thus making its 4MOTION system more accessible for 2020. As sales continue to rise, …
NewsVolkswagen Atlas Drops FWD in Canada
Volkswagen Canada has decided to eliminate the front-wheel drive option with its midsize SUVs for the 2020 model year. The change will first affect the Atlas Cross Sport , which is set to hit the market in March, then the regular Atlas , which will be refreshed and sold toward …
NewsOn 4th of July, Here are 4 Foreign Vehicles Made by and for Americans
After we posted the Top 10 vehicles that scream “USA” last year, we thought we’d do something a little different this year to mark the national holiday of Americans. In order to appeal to more people and increase their market share in the world’s biggest economy, some automakers from Europe …

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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 …