2019 Volkswagen Atlas Review
Need something large enough to take the family to a movie night, but sporty enough to keep you excited on your daily commute? Our team at Faulkner Volkswagen would like to introduce you to the Volkswagen Atlas.
In this 2019 Volkswagen Atlas review, you’ll learn just a bit about this SUV’s high-tech features, spacious cabin, and sporty performance. Check it out to see whether the VW Atlas is a good fit for your travels through Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg!
Technology Comes Standard
The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas comes standard with an impressive range of technologies to improve your ride. This includes active safety technologies like Front Assist, which comprises a number of features that can prevent front-end collisions. You’ll find things like:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Pedestrian Monitoring
Meanwhile, a standard Blind Spot Monitor offers more confidence when you’re merging onto I-81 during rush hour. If you’re pulling out of a parking spot, Rear Traffic Alert offers an extra set of eyes behind your vehicle—on top of what the rearview camera shows you.
Of course, higher trim levels offer even more high-tech features. For instance, a power tailgate is a given at the SE trim level. For even more convenience, SEL and SEL Premium offer an Easy Open feature. This means you can open the tailgate with a gentle kick under the rear bumper—which is great when your hands are full.
Room for More
Growing families will particularly enjoy the 2019 VW Atlas, which offers standard seating for seven. While most 7-seat SUVs offer two seats in the middle and three in the rear, the Volkswagen Atlas bucks this trend.
By offering three seats in the second row and two in the rear, the wheel wells don’t infringe on rear passenger space. Volkswagen instead opted to use them as a handy location for cup holders and storage trays. Meanwhile, you can fit three child seats in the second row, making it easier than ever to transport your little ones.
It’s also easy to keep everyone hydrated on your next group hiking trip: The 2019 VW Atlas comes with an impressive 17 cupholders. Taking home your latest thrift store finds? The Atlas can help out here, too. Fold down the second- and third-row seats for 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
Just in case you’re looking to carry even more, the VW Atlas is also muscular enough to carry 5,000 pounds behind it when properly equipped. And when you need to take trips through rain or snow, 4MOTION® all-wheel drive is available to keep you stable on your journey.
A 2.0L Turbo comes standard under the hood. This engine generates an impressive 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, meaning you’ll get a sporty feel no matter what.
Opt instead for the 3.6L V6 if you want all the technology and space of the VW Atlas with even more energy. With this option, you’ll get 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque and leave less powerful SUVs in the dust.
Each engine works together with an 8-speed automatic transmission to keep your ride smooth and efficient. For those times when you want more control, switch to Tiptronic® mode. This allows you to switch through gears manually.
Test Drive the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
If this sounds like something you’d like to drive around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, contact Faulkner Volkswagen today to learn more. We’ll schedule you for a test drive at your convenience so you can see how it feels to drive!