2018 Volkswagen Atlas consumer reviews

$30,750 starting MSRP
side view of 2018 Atlas Volkswagen
90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6
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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!!


Great car

Great purchase, my wife and I are very satisfied and would recommend this vehicle to anyone looks for an SUV with 3rd row seating. Great value along with amazing drive.


Best vehicle I’ve ever owned

At 6’6” and 270 lbs. it’s no easy to find a comfortable ride. The Atlas is everything I could hope for. It’s roomy side to side as well as providing me with plenty of leg and head room. The 3.6 liter 4motion provides plenty of power and the adaptive cruise control makes long trips enjoyable. Love VW’s.


Best car I’ve owned

Have owned cars from Jeep, Kia, Mercedes, and BMW. This one beats them all in all respects (save for gas mileage - the Kia Sportage was by far the best). The best three-rows car out there.


Great SUV

I have had this SUV for about two and a half years and 40,000 miles (SE Model with the Tech Package, V6 and 4Motion AWD). I have two very active kids and this replaced our Subaru Outback (was the first car in over ten years that wasn’t a Subaru). I have been extremely happy with this SUV. I will acknowledge some of the faults you see in reviews are there-the gas tank is too small, power is adequate but not great and the interior design is nice but has a lot of hard plastic. However, even despite these minor flaws, this is an outstanding SUV. The seats are all day comfortable and the amount of space is phenomenal. I took a bunch of college friends to a tailgate and we had room for all the coolers, etc and still had room for everyone. Third row space is great. This vehicle handles extremely well too. Coming home from a transatlantic flight through the Pocono mountains, a deer ran into our path while we were traveling over 50 mph. This SUV was remarkably composed through the hard swerve and I never felt the vehicle was unsettled. Most surprisingly for me however was how effective the 4Motion System was with the Snow and Off-Road Modes. The Atlas is far superior to my old Outback in the snow, and is far more effortless in climbing hills. Off-road it is an absolute Mountain Goat. I have taken the Atlas up steep and rocky, mud strewn trails in Conrad Weiser State Forest (PA) and have never been stuck. Admittedly I have off-road tires but still I have been able to go many places along with my buddy’s Jeep (to his great surprise)...you do have to be careful as this is a big SUV without skid plates and no low range but this will get you to places a Honda CR-V or Ford Explorer would not. All in all a great SUV at a great price.