(4.9) 10 reviews
MSRP: $30,500$48,490
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 19-20
Engine: 235-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 6-7
2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Our Take on the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas

Our Take

After years of hints and two concepts later, Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its new mid-size three-row SUV, the 2018 Atlas. Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • AWD only offered with the V-6
  • Styling is a little bland
  • Capacitive touch buttons don’t offer much feedback
  • High floor on third-row seats

Notable Features

  • New three-row SUV for 2018
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 engines available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available Digital Cockpit

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 10 reviews

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VW Love Affair

by NikkiSharp from Altamonte Springs, FL on July 5, 2017

I am cheating on my husband with a VW Atlas. I am in love with this SUV! I have been fighting the "soccer mom van" for 5 years. We have 4 children ranging from 4-14 years old. This can comfortably... Read Full Review

12 Trim Levels Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Atlas 2.0T S

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Atlas 2.0T S

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
M

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Headlights
M
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Small overlap front
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.


Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

72mo/72,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/72,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.