2018 Atlas Info

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

If you are a fan of the German-Made Volkswagen brand, then you have been waiting a long time for them to bring an SUV to the market. The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has arrived, starting at $30,500, Volkswagen has offered an excellent choice in place of similar cars in the genre. With three rows of spacious seating, the Atlas can haul 7 people and still offer plenty of cargo space. What set’s the Volkswagen apart from the extensive options of SUVs on the market, is the ample space and luxurious upgrades to be expected from Volkswagen.

US News ranked the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas right alongside the 2017 Toyota Highlander as leaders of the extensive midsize SUV pack. Car and Driver performed an analysis of multiple top-performing SUVs and found that the 2018 Atlas is “The clear choice when size matters.”

Special Features and Accommodations

In the 2018 Atlas, you will find a vehicle that suits the needs of a busy family with smartphone integration, the latest safety technology, and convenient options and upgrades. Standard across the line, Volkswagen MIB II and Car-Net App-Connect welcome Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to give your Atlas immediate smartphone interaction. Separate climate controls for the first and second row are a stand-out amenity at the base model, but you can spend your way up to all kinds of trim-level-specific options such as 12-speaker Fender audio system, leather, extra rows of USB ports, heated rear seats, and adaptive cruise control.

Volkswagen seatbacks fold completely flat, allowing 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space (more than a full-size GMC Yukon or Nissan Armada can accommodate). Despite its size, the Atlas has adept handling and the drive resembles that of a smaller vehicle.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 is a luxury midsize SUV and costs approximately $15,500 more than the Atlas. Though the Q7 also seats seven, its third-row is much smaller and could only accommodate children whereas the Atlas’ third-row would not only accommodate adults, but would provide ample legroom and comfort. The Q7 falls short to the Atlas on cargo room, as it only provides 71.6 cubic feet compared to the Atlas’ maximum of 96.8 cubic feet. While the Q7 may have a more luxurious interior with top-notch materials and a slightly more powerful engine, the Atlas provides more room and a similar ride at a much more reasonable price.

Volkswagen Atlas vs Honda Pilot

Like the 2018 Atlas, the 2017 Honda Pilot offers spacious third-row seating and ample cargo space. Though the Pilot may produce slightly more horsepower, the Atlas has mastered their infotainment system and provides more extensive standard features. While the Pilot starts at a similar price range of $30,745, you will need to spend more money to get many of the features already included in the standard Atlas.

“The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is no doubt a bold move for the automaker but one that will most likely pay off in dividends. It’s smartly packaged, handles well, offers family-friendly features, and is priced in the heart of the segment. Other midsize crossovers should not rest on their laurels as this segment rookie is not looking for a one-and-done career.” — New York Daily News

Visit Volkswagen of Highland Park to test for yourself the highly anticipated 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.