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?

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 78%
Fuel economy 5/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2019



  • Very practical and spacious cabin
  • Third row is actually usable
  • Safe, stable handling
  • Effective emergency braking
  • Nicely executed modern silhouette


  • Suspension is noisy and jumpy on poor roads
  • Accelerator a little to progressive, even in Eco mode
  • Left rearview mirror creates its own blind spot
  • Unconvincing 2WD version
  • Some disappointing plastics in the cabin


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