The Volkswagen Atlas is named well because the new large 7-seat SUV carries the entire weight of the company’s American dreams on its Dieselgate shoulders.
Under the hood there are two engines: a 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder with 238hp (177kW), and a 3.6-liter VR6 with 280hp (209kW). The VR6 is available in FWD or AWD, while the I4 is FWD only. Both have an 8-speed auto as standard.
The Atlas has standard LED headlamps and optional LED taillamps. Available tech inlcudes autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, parking assistance, digital instrumentation display, and a 12 speaker 480W Fender sound system.
Length: 198.3 inches | 5,037mm
Width: 77.9 inches | 1,979mm
Height: 69.6 inches | 1,768mm