2018 Volkswagen Atlas consumer reviews

$30,750 starting MSRP
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90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6
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Black beauty

I have had my Altas for over 4 years and I keep on falling in love with it each and very day. Extremely comfortable space and overall a perfect size SUV for a family of 5. We have had and continue to have amazing long road trips with this beauty and we will carry the memories we continue to make in our heart for the rest of our lives.


VW Atlas is the best car so far with harsh winter!

I read lots of complaints about this VW atlas specially interior being plasticky bla bla. Other cars' interiors too are made of plastics. but hey if you want more Luxury; well better buy the Lamborghini Urus :) . I still having fun with my used 2018 VW Atlas Execline. No problem at all. Some minor repairs but not a big deal. car is a car; every car has issues to deal with. I love my atlas bc its very roomy. my passenger has lots of leg room even on the 3rd row is very comfy for like 3-5 hr drive. We live in Central part of Canada so expect harsh winter weather. VW Atlas is perfect especially during winter "snow" mode is the best! During snow storm driving this VW atlas feels easy and relax. Heated seats and steering wheel included. I recommended this VW atlas to a friend and he's been happy and liking it too. so far so good.


Not worth it

Worst car I’ve ever owned 1 year into owning it the pulley went out. Then followed by the ac a few months later. Had it fixed and the back ac still doesn’t work. Fast forward to this summer gas gage goes out. Then coolant says it low but it’s not. Then it sounds the alarm that it’s over heating. Also a lot of the tech is on the fritz. It’s left us stranded twice in the 2 years I’ve owned it.


Might as well be a lemon

I am the second owner. The first flag should have been that the last owner sold it less than 2 years and 20k miles. The vehicle had several service appointments around 15k - "shift linkage repaired" and "front exhaust pipe replaced". The second flag: Four months after I got it, it was with the dealer for service for a month because the EPC light kept turning on and they couldn't get the fuel line part to fix it. They said it would become eligible for VW buy back and VW would reach out. They didn't. When I reached out to them, the dealer suddenly got the part and returned the car. The factory tires only survived for about 45k miles and then the steel belts started popping one after another. The third flag: At 67k, the EPC light starts coming on again. This time they say it's a fuel injector. At 81k, it's the check engine light, but similar behavior. Cylinder 2 misfire code, but they say there's no misfire it just needs a software update. Since VW has some of the lowest warranty mileage - 72k - they try and charge you for the software update! Looks like it's even worse on newer models! 50k now! It also turns out VW has a bunch of electronics hooked up to their 12v batteries like a hybrid or EV even though it's neither. Not possible to replace it yourself or the vehicle immobilizes. $450 for a simple battery replacement! I cannot recommend this car or brand to anyone.


Over 500 miles on a tank of gasoline

We sold the Tiguan and got the Atlas. It's so much more bang for your buck in the Atlas. We're averaging 27 mpg in the Atlas; we were only getting 29 in the Tiguan. The Atlas rides much smoother and the room is huge!!!


A great vehicle for me

This car is a wonder. With the rear camera., blind spot warning and lane assist i feel so safe. The cabin is spacious and not confining. Although I haven't had to use the 3d seat I am confident it is roomy and comfortable. Happy I bought it.


A great buy

I was getting a oil change at the VW dealership, The Atlas had just hit the sales floor. I saw her she saw me it was love at first site ! I took her home 2 months later she has bought much joy to my life. So roomy and rides so smooth. My GF has a Cadillac xt5 but wants to drive my car most of the time. My Atlas is much larger and rides better than he Caddy. She say her next car will be a atlas ...... BTW my Atlas cost about $18,000.00 than her Little Cadillac ,,, lol Put some Joy in your drive way and buy a Atlas.


The best car I owned so far

This car is most definitely a dream car for me is comfortable it has all the good features I love I'm very happy for my choice


Best SUV I’ve ever owned!

I drive this SUV to the mountains for skiing, fishing and hiking year round and the performance is unbeatable. It hugs the curves, and has plenty of power to climb the mountain and pass slow traffic. I drop the back 2 rows of seating and have 6 feet to store all my toys and gear.


Very happy with this family car

I leased this car because I needed a large 3-row car for my kids. The last 3 row suv I got was a horrible disappointment (and a lemon). This car has been great - especially for the price. With two young boys, I like the fact that this car is comfortable yet not SO fancy that I care when my boys are rough with it. Great family car that I plan on keeping and maybe even passing down to one of my kids in 8 years when he’s ready to drive!!