The Volkswagen Atlas is offered in five trim levels: S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line and in an all-wheel drive SEL Premium model. Drivetrain choices for Atlas include both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive while engines include an available 3.6L V6 making 276 horsepower and 266 ft pounds of torque or the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 235 horsepower and 258 ft pounds of torque paired to a an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features include LED headlights, cruise control, power heated mirrors, 2-zone front and rear climate control, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 6.5-inch touch screen and a 6-speaker audio system. The S comes with three rows of cloth-covered seats, LED headlights and daytime running lights and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Storage areas are abundant and include an oversized glovebox, a closed storage bin in the instrument panel and room for 2 full-size adults in the third-row seating.
Volkswagen offers an extensive list of options for the 2020 Atlas. A 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, a center stack 8-inch touch screen with navigation, a 360 degree camera, adaptive cruise control, 3-zone climate control, leather seats with heating in the first two rows and cooling up front on SEL Premium, a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, remote start, 115-volt power outlet, rain-sensing windshield wipers and an 12-speaker audio system. Power-folding heated side mirrors and 20-inch or 21-inch alloy wheels are also available.
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, automatic post-collision braking, and VW's Intelligent Crash Response System, which cuts the fuel supply, turns all the interior lights on, unlocks the doors and turns on the hazard lights in the event of a crash. Also, a blind spot monitoring system is standard as well as a rear traffic alert system. Advanced safety features like lane keep assist and park assist are also available on SEL trims.
Elegant, Attractive Styling
Quiet Cabin Noise Levels
Roomy And Accessible Interior
Upscale Interior Materials
The Volkswagen Atlas VW is essentially left unchanged for 2020 aside from VW's Car-Net communication system and Wi-Fi hotspot becoming standard equipment.
As a late addition to an already wildly popular midsize SUV class, the Atlas must work hard to distinguish itself in the company of such vehicles as the Chevrolet Equinox and the Toyota Highlander. The Volkswagen Atlas features class-leading interior space for all passengers in all rows along with unique exterior styling that resembles nothing else in the segment. All Atlases equipped with all-wheel drive come with a driving mode selection system that allows the driver to choose the ideal setup for the type of terrain and weather, while on-road modes alter throttle, transmission and steering for Eco, Normal and Sport modes.