This seven-seat crossover has good value for the money. Before going into details, let’s look at the good and bad side of this new machine.
The Good side of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Flexibility, ride quality, interior space and interior execution.
The Bad side of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Overall fuel economy and tight third row.
Is there anything to change?
Yes, of course. An additional 20hp would have made more sense though, but the current output isn’t bad either.
The Review of the SUV
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was constructed in North America with the mind of satisfying the mania surrounding. This Volkswagen model assumes the Tiguan’s basics and an upsized version of the Tiguan’s MQB platform. In fact, it has been upgraded and now appears larger with more seats than the Touareg.
The engine capacity started at 245 hp and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and bumps up to 276 horsepower and torque of 266 lb-ft. The towing capacity is bumped from 909 Kg for the turbocharged four-cylinder to 2,273 kg for the V6. It hits the road with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel drive. Though the VW Atlas isn’t an off-road pro, it has the capacity to let the user venture off-road with some level of confidence.
Despite the outward dimensions, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has a very lightweight even on its 20 inches wheels.
The inside of this machine is another story entirely. Passengers will feel very comfortable seating in the middle row seat because there is enough space. In fact, three tall adults can sit comfortably in this position. But the same cannot be said of the third row.
The finish on the cabin is breathtaking. In fact, all the desirable power options you could ever imagine are in place; the panoramic moonroof including a 10-way power seat that is adjustable. Moving to the right, the center stack comes dominated by an eight-inch touchscreen which looks after the entire entertainment, navigation and phone vehicle function. It also allows access to some of the apps like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. To close things up is the 13-speaker Fender sound system with a dynamic range.
The Atlas comes complete with all the right safety equipment. It comes with adaptive cruise control that has the stop and goes ability, 360-degree backup camera, and blind spot monitoring.