Volkswagen Atlas – The Thoughtful Mid-Size SUV

February 21st, 2022 by

The Volkswagen Atlas is Volkswagen’s mid-size SUV, a solid alternative to a minivan. The Atlas is the best option for a family vehicle, equipped with an expansive cargo area and three roomy rows of seating. 

The Atlas has the room of a minivan but the sophistication and utility of an SUV. With vast cargo space, plenty of legroom, and solid handling, this vehicle is great for road tripping to your favorite camping spot or for hauling loads of groceries and equipment for your everyday family needs. 


The Volkswagen Atlas comes with a choice of two engines an available 3.6L V6 engine with 276 hp and 266 lb.-ft of torque or a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with 235 hp and 258 lb.-ft of torque. Both come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission. You can choose between front-wheel or all-wheel drive. 

The Atlas has a smooth, efficient performance where you can choose to shift manually or allow the automatic transmission to do the work. There is enough power behind the Atlas to haul a modest trailer. The driving and handling come with 4Motion Active control, which includes drive modes that help you customize your driving experience to the conditions you face. 

Interior Comfort and Design 

The Atlas features family-friendly interior space and a simplistic control layout with plenty of cupholders for everyone’s favorite drink. The third row can easily accommodate full-size adults making this a practical vehicle for most families or for carpooling. 

Add on a panoramic sunroof, and the interior seems impossibly spacious with all the available lighting that reaches back even to the third row. Aside from looking sleek and modern, this SUV comes with a Digital Cockpit Pro that integrates state-of-the-art navigation in high res.  

You might think that with all the room for the passengers, you might be sacrificing cargo space, but with the Atlas, there is an impressive amount of room without the need to fold down the third row. Partner that with the thoughtfully placed storage nooks, this vehicle is an organized person’s dream SUV. 

Safety Features 

The Volkswagen spares no expense when it comes to you and your family’s safety. With the standard six stability-enhancing systems allowing for a more controlled drive and intelligent integrations for smart collision, responses give you the peace of mind that you and your passengers are in the best hands. 

The Intelligent Crash Response System is designed to activate upon impact and unlock your car doors, turn on your hazards, turn off the fuel pump to prevent fires, and of course, deploy your airbags. The built-in safety cage helps distribute impacts away from passengers ensuring the highest safety. 

Driver assistance, when enabled, helps you drive more comfortably with lane assistance, intuitive blind-spot monitoring, rear traffic alerts, and more that help you retain complete control and help minimize the risks of collision.  


With the Volkswagen Atlas, you don’t have to sacrifice style for practicality. This SUV is thoughtfully designed to be a fantastic family utility vehicle for wherever or whatever you may need. You can get around in comfort and style without having to worry about safety—adventure today with the Volkswagen Atlas. 

Contact City Volkswagen of Evanston to schedule a test drive.