2018 VW Atlas SE w/Tech V6 Needs Improvement
January 28, 2019
Purchased this vehicle new 2 weeks ago. Late model 2018 production. So all 8 recalls don't apply to my VIN. Have already had it in to replace the front strut boots that were rubbing and making noises while driving. Came out of a 2011 Honda Pilot and this is my 1st VW.
Pros: Smooth quiet ride, lots of space, 4motion, int/ext design, good warranty.
Cons: Odd driving position? Arm rests are too low, no ambient spot lighting inside, under floor storage area is not flat, no mute button on radio, V6 could use more power, remote start only works when it wants to. Questionable reliability.
Overall it's an OK vehicle. I would have waited for the new Explorer, Telluride or Passport, but my Pilot needed extensive repairs at 152k miles so I rolled the dice with this one. Getting 20+ mpg in Eco mode.