Volkswagen

Volkswagen Atlas

Price $40,095 – $54,495
Fuel consumption 9.9 – 14.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 63%(view ratings)
The Volkswagen Atlas gets a few cosmetic updates for 2021, most notably a more aggressive-looking front fascia complete with redesigned headlights. The same four- and six-cylinder engines remain, but all-wheel drive now comes standard. Depending on your selection, you can expect to tow either 2,000 or 5,000 pounds. As a three-row midsize SUV, the Atlas can accommodate up to seven people. If you want a sportier variant, albeit with two fewer seats, check out the Atlas Cross Sport.

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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 …

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RecallsOver 20 Makes Affected by Continental-made Tires That May Explode
Continental Tire has issued a recall covering approximately 100,000 Continental, General and Barum tires in North America due to a manufacturing defect that could cause a blowout. Nearly two dozen vehicle brands are affected including Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Fiat, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln, …
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 …