2019 Volkswagen Atlas

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Key Specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

The good:

  • Second-row comfort
  • Cargo space
  • Three child-safety seats fit in second row
  • Multimedia screen is sharp and bright
  • Camera and parking-sensor integration

The bad:

  • V-6 power underwhelming
  • Not enough hidden storage space
  • Steering too light
  • All-wheel drive with V-6 only

9 trims

Starting MSRP listed lowest to highest price.

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Our 2019 Volkswagen Atlas trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Automatic emergency braking now standard
  • Three-row SUV seats six or seven
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Built in the United States
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas?

Volkswagen introduced the Atlas for the 2018 model year as its first three-row SUV with seats for six or seven, depending on configuration. The Atlas comes with a choice of a 235-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 276-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. Front-drive versions are available with both engines, but all-wheel drive is offered only with the V-6. All models have an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.

What's New on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas?

Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard. Other new standard features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and heated side mirrors. The SE trim level, meanwhile, gains tri-zone automatic air conditioning. SEL models add a Digital Cockpit configurable instrument display, navigation, a heated steering wheel and LED taillights.

What Features in the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Are Most Important?

Besides the ones mentioned above, the Atlas' complement of available safety features and driving aids includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and an automatic parking system that works for both parallel and perpendicular spaces.

Where the Atlas really stands out, though, is in its interior and cargo room. Seven adults truly can fit in this three-row SUV, and the second-row seats have nearly 8 inches of fore-aft adjustment to help with that. Cargo room is also good for this class. Moreover, the Atlas comes with a six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

Should I Buy the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas?

The Atlas impressed us so much at its debut that we named it our Best of 2018 award winner. If you frequently carry six or seven people, or often need lots of cargo space, the Atlas should meet your needs quite well.  It may not have the flashiest looks or be the most fun to drive, but it has more utility than many competitors

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great quality

Very professional and the employees are always willing to help in any way they can. Great prices on their vehicles I highly recommend this dealership.

5.0

Love my Atlas. Love everything about it .

The Atlas is an awesome vehicle. Cool style, space and performance. I drive it in the city and also on trips. Great fuel range, love all the driving support it has.

5.0

A family vehicle...

The Red One met all my needs. Plenty of room. Very nice ride for long distance. My wife and kids love them. I highly recommend it to you and your family.

See all 131 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)
Basic warranty terms
Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles
Powertrain
5 years/60,000 miles
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all CPO program details

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