2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Buyer's Guide

Volkswagen bet big with the Atlas last year. And we mean big in a whole lot of ways. The Atlas is VW's mid-size three-row crossover, and it towers over the Touareg that it replaces.

Though we call it a midsize, this SUV offers up room for even six-footers in all three rows of seats. It can even tow more than 2,000 kg, putting it on par with the other big crossovers like Ford's Explorer and the Chevrolet Traverse.

Despite its size, it uses the same platform as the one that underpins the Golf. Which means that it's getting a big stretch in every dimension here, but also that it gets some of that Golf DNA in the chassis. Not that a seven-seat SUV can offer the quick turn in of the GTI, but this vehicle clearly feels like a Volkswagen. Just one that's been blown up to double size.

New for 2019, the Atlas adds autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian assist to the base Trendline. A power liftgate is now on Comfortline trim as well as a heated windshield as standard. A sunroof package is now available on the Comfortline trim as an option. New blue and brown paint colours have been added.

The Atlas offers two engine choices. The first is a 2.0L turbo four that offers 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. If you're hauling seven people and their stuff, then that might come up a little short, so Volkswagen is also offering up a 3.6L V6 that's good for 276 hp and 266 lb-ft.

Both use an eight-speed automatic. The four-cylinder models get front-wheel drive, and V6s get all-wheel drive standard. The four-pot is rated for 10.8 L/100 km city, 8.9 highway, the V6 gets 13.7/10.1.

Trendline comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, privacy glass, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Comfortline adds keyless access and go, adaptive cruise, and three-zone climate as well as blind spot detection with cross-traffic alerts. Highline gets an 8.0-inch screen with proximity sensor, perforated leather seats, the V6 as standard, and heated seats front and rear plus a panoramic sunroof. Execline adds 20-inch alloys, Fender Premium Audio, park assist, Volkswagen's digital cockpit display and a surround view camera.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Specifications

There are 6 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $36,740 MSRP
10.4
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
235 hp @4500 rpm
Number of seats 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
Trendline 2.0 TSI $36,740 7 SUV
Trendline 2.0 TSI 235 hp @4500 rpm 258 ft-lb @1600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Trendline 2.0 TSI 198.3" 77.9" 70" 117.3"
Trendline 2.0 TSI
Trendline 2.0 TSI Cloth Seats
Trendline 2.0 TSI
Trendline 2.0 TSI
Trendline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION $40,540 7 SUV
Trendline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION 276 hp @6200 rpm 266 ft-lb @2750 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
Trendline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION 198.3" 77.9" 70" 117.3"
Trendline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Trendline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION Cloth Seats
Trendline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Trendline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Comfortline 2.0 TSI $41,340 7 SUV
Comfortline 2.0 TSI 235 hp @4500 rpm 258 ft-lb @1600 rpm 8-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
Comfortline 2.0 TSI 198.3" 77.9" 70" 117.3"
Comfortline 2.0 TSI
Comfortline 2.0 TSI Premium Synthetic Seats
Comfortline 2.0 TSI
Comfortline 2.0 TSI
Comfortline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION $45,140 7 SUV
Comfortline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION 276 hp @6200 rpm 266 ft-lb @2750 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
Comfortline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION 198.3" 77.9" 70" 117.3"
Comfortline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Comfortline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION Premium Synthetic Seats
Comfortline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Comfortline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Highline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION $49,940 7 SUV
Highline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION 276 hp @6200 rpm 266 ft-lb @2750 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
Highline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION 198.3" 77.9" 70" 117.3"
Highline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Highline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION Leather Seats
Highline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Highline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Execline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION $53,590 7 SUV
Execline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION 276 hp @6200 rpm 266 ft-lb @2750 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
Execline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION 198.3" 77.9" 70" 117.3"
Execline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Execline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION Leather Seats
Execline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION
Execline 3.6 FSI 4MOTION

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