2018 Atlas Review

If you’re looking for a midsize, family-friendly SUV where size meets agility, and comfort meets power, you’ve come to the right place. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas offers drivers in Lee’s Summit, Olathe, and Overland Park all this and more, and our team at Volkswagen Lee's Summit has the details right here in this review.

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Volkswagen Atlas Overview

This seven-passenger Volkswagen combines roominess with a car-like ride, so you’ll get the best of both SUV worlds. While the available V6 engine is certainly powerful, it still maintains excellent MPG ratings. Most importantly, the 2018 Atlas received outstanding safety ratings, as well.
Volkswagen Atlas

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Quick Facts:
Dimensions:198″ L x 78″ W x 70″ H Cargo Volume: 20.6ft, 96.8ft with seat area
Horsepower: 235 to 276 hp MPG: Up to 22 city/26 Highway
Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs Configurations: S, V6 S, V6 Launch Edition, SE, V6 SE, SE with Technology, SEL, and more

2018 VW Atlas Interior Dimensions

Step inside the cabin of the Atlas, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by a minimalistic design made up of soft-touch materials, and wood and metal accents that complete the sleek, classic look.

We mentioned the Atlas is a three-row SUV, and it doesn’t fail in terms of passenger comfort and roominess. The second row provides 37.6 inches of legroom, while the third row offers 33.7 inches—and with numbers like these, you’ll have no trouble piling in even your tallest riders for weekend soccer games.

With the number of passengers you can fit, they might come with a few extra things, and with 20.6 ft³ of space behind the third row, you can load up everyone’s sports gear with ease. Fold both rows down, and you’re opening to a massive 96.8 ft³ of room, so you can bring home that big piece of furniture you’ve had your eye on.

2018 Atlas Engine Power & MPG Ratings

The 2018 Atlas comes standard with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while a 3.6L V6 engine is available. The four-cylinder puts out 235 horsepower, while the V6 produces 276 horses, so with either pick, you’ll be powered from one destination to the next.And while you’re cruising to your next family vacation, you won’t have to worry about stopping often to refuel. The Atlas achieves an EPA-estimated 22 city/26 highway MPG with its standard engine; if you opt for the V6, these numbers only drop slightly to an EPA-estimated 18 city/25 highway MPG.

Volkswagen Atlas Interior

If you need to pull something extra along with you—we’re talking a large something extra, like a boat or trailer—then the Atlas has your back. With a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, you won’t have to leave anything behind on your next road trip.

Volkswagen Atlas Safety

When it comes to keeping your loved ones safe on the road, the Atlas is an optimal choice. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named it a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a perfect 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

It’s no wonder the Atlas received such high ratings. With standard features such as automatic post-collision braking and a rearview camera, and available features like blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning, you’ll feel like you have a personal driving assistant on your daily trips.

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If you are in the areas of Lee’s Summit, Olathe, and Overland Park, contact us at Volkswagen Lee's Summit to set up a test drive with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and see for yourself why this SUV is the ideal family vehicle for you!

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