2018 Volkswagen Atlas
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Exceeds expectations

by from Los Angeles on July 18, 2017

Being a VW owner of only German produced models for 20 years I was very sceptical of a car being build and designed for the US market, especially at the given price point, but the car proofed me othe...
Being a VW owner of only German produced models for 20 years I was very sceptical of a car being build and designed for the US market, especially at the given price point, but the car proofed me otherwise. The interior space is amazing, especially for a car that still handles as a car and not a truck. Performance is OK, could be a bit snappier, but it is a big car, and I drove similar other brands that had much less pick up. The technology on the premium model is amazing. The customizable dash board which first seemed a gimmick only, actually proofed to be very useful. Comfort of ride is A+. Styling is great inside and out, so you can tell where they had to save some money to not end up in the Audi Q7 range. Overall, the entire family loves the car.
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So Roomy!

by from Clarksville, TN on July 23, 2017

So much room! I was very impressed with it j side and out. Plenty of room to fit 7-8 comfortably. So glad I decided to look at it and test drive it. Gets great gas mileage compared to other SUVs and t...
So much room! I was very impressed with it j side and out. Plenty of room to fit 7-8 comfortably. So glad I decided to look at it and test drive it. Gets great gas mileage compared to other SUVs and the warranty can't be beat!
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VW Love Affair

by 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...
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 seat 7 adults! Not only that, but grocery shopping (which includes tons of food) is now a breeze. The seats fold down with a single finger and come back up with ease as well. This SUV glides smoothly down the road and (get this moms) there is zero outside noise! So I actually enjoy my car rides alone!! There are like 17 cup holders; which will come in handy for our 19 hour trip to Missouri, and the seats are a perfect blend of comfy cloth (base model) and commercial durability. I love the Apple Play feature, no need for Navigation option with Apple Play!! The panoramic sunroof is too cool to adults and kids alike. The gas is almost exactly what I was getting on my much more compact RAV4 and the tank is a bit larger. I cannot say enough about this beautiful addition to Volkswagen's line up. I am smitten.
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Best SUV I've owned!!

by from Long Island, NY on June 9, 2017

This SUV is amazing. Does not even feel like it is massive when you drive, yet it is! Great on gas mileage and the storage room is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this vehicle to anyone in the ...
This SUV is amazing. Does not even feel like it is massive when you drive, yet it is! Great on gas mileage and the storage room is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this vehicle to anyone in the market for an SUV!!
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VW's long overdue answer to the three row SUV

by from SF Bay Area, CA on June 25, 2017

It is perfect for those who are looking for something different from all the Highlanders and Pilots. VW did their research and have a great competitor here. It can be optioned with all the safety feat...
It is perfect for those who are looking for something different from all the Highlanders and Pilots. VW did their research and have a great competitor here. It can be optioned with all the safety features one could want like blind spot monitor, adaptive cruse control and breaking assist. It is one of the only options in the segment that offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. VW used their skills of space maximization learned from the Golf and applied it perfectly here. The only drawbacks we have encountered is that there is no good cup holder for the middle seat in the second row. The engine bay looks to be large enough to fit a V8 or a W8 which would have been a nice option to up the towing capacity to over 5000lbs (since a V6 TDi will probably never be an option in the US again). The VR6 though gets better than it's EPA ratings when traveling at the speed limit but does show that it is tined for economy even in sport mode when trying to accelerate quickly for short freeway merges.
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Love this car

by on July 2, 2017

It's is a great SUV and I love driving it . It gets good gas mileage and I have traveled far in it I plan on keeping it for a very long time . It's has plenty of rooms and I can fit my luggage in it...
It's is a great SUV and I love driving it . It gets good gas mileage and I have traveled far in it I plan on keeping it for a very long time . It's has plenty of rooms and I can fit my luggage in it to,
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Atlas 2018

by from Charlotte, NC on May 27, 2017

I'm so excited to be driving this. So much room for my growing boys! I'm still learning all the Apple play features but it's looking convenient. So far, glad I made this choice!
I'm so excited to be driving this. So much room for my growing boys! I'm still learning all the Apple play features but it's looking convenient. So far, glad I made this choice!
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Amazing vehicle for the money

by from Jacksonville FL on October 11, 2017

This vehicle is enormous in capacity yet it feels like you are driving something smaller. It handles like a dream, with thigh precise steering almost like the car was on rails. The turning circle alon...
This vehicle is enormous in capacity yet it feels like you are driving something smaller. It handles like a dream, with thigh precise steering almost like the car was on rails. The turning circle alone would embarrass many sedans today The engine is smooth and powerful with decent mileage for the amount of power you have available. i love the 3rd row and how much space I have behind it when they are up, and down well, it is more than I need for sure. The seats are amazingly comfortable even after many hours driving. Position and visibility are top notch and the car is perfectly fitted and finished, construction quality among the best of the best. it seems to balance a massive and solid feel with a lightness about it where you'd never realize you are piloting a gigantic SUV, it feels like a Golf (a very good thing). So issues after 6500 miles and mileage is actually improving. I am getting 24.5 at an average highway speed of 80 mph. If you want a big SUV with room for the whole family that is engaging and fun to drive I think this is really the only game in town. Great warranty too
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Atlas Ups the Ante

by from Willow Spring, North Carolina on October 24, 2017

I've owned this vehicle (Atlas SEL Premium) for a month now, and in the past 700 miles of daily use, I have fallen ever deeper in love with this crossover SUV. The exterior is big and beefy, but the 3...
I've owned this vehicle (Atlas SEL Premium) for a month now, and in the past 700 miles of daily use, I have fallen ever deeper in love with this crossover SUV. The exterior is big and beefy, but the 360-degree cameras and top-down viewpoint make maneuvering easy and safe. The interior is first-rate, with modern amenities and comforts that kings would kill for. This vehicle has everything it needs within its market segment, and it boast more cargo room than the competition: 96.8 cubic feet! There is seating for 7 and room to stretch out. With the primo audio system, driver and passengers can chill out or rock and roll and it all sounds great. The ride is none too harsh, and the response from the easy-to-turn steering wheel is crisp and ready to eat up curves. You'd think this tank could not corner well, but it does, staying firmly planted on the road--like a car! The v-6 engine is a tad underwhelming, but stomp on the gas and she gets up and goes quite admirably. The fuel economy, a combined 19 MPG is depressing, coming off of a turbo-diesel Jetta Sportwagen that got 45 MPG highway, but the fact that the Atlas runs on regular unleaded helps a lot. All in all, you get a lot for your money with the Atlas, especially the SEL Premium. It is a whole lot of car and a whole lotta fun!
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Best 3 row SUV for the money

by from Bucks County, PA on October 9, 2017

Have owned an SEL Premium Atlas for about three weeks, can't say enough great things. Incredibly spacious, great third row access, super comfortable front seats. Virtual cockpit is amazing. Lane keep ...
Have owned an SEL Premium Atlas for about three weeks, can't say enough great things. Incredibly spacious, great third row access, super comfortable front seats. Virtual cockpit is amazing. Lane keep assist, ACC and blindspot are great, car practically is self driving on the highway. Apple CarPlay is great as well. For similar features in the Volvo you are looking at $20,000 more. Highly recommend.
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