Great Daddy Mobile! Needs engineering fixes.
March 28, 2019
I love the look of this 3 row SUV. I looked at MDX, Pilot, Highlander Hybrid, RX450h, Ascent, Q7, and the QX60. The Atlas is the best overall 3 row family car for a dad in my opinion. It is the winner out of all I considered because of the looks. There are other good looking models but they lack 3 row vents or lack the space the Atlas offers.
With all that said, I am pretty disappointed in the air noise from the doors when at higher speeds. There is an obnoxious air intake manifold noise that is "normal" per the dealer. It only occurs when accelerating from a running stop and only lasts a few seconds. The sound is something I would expect in an old car with belt issues, not an over 50K top model German SUV. VW, please address this air manifold and the wind noises...You nailed it with the Atlas but these two noise issues make me not want to recommend this car to family and friends.