2019 Volkswagen Atlas


MSRP* $30,895 - $48,395
Invoice* $29,628 - $46,411

Don't Overpay for Your New Volkswagen Atlas


City 17 - 22 MPG Hwy 23 - 26 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.3 (out of 5)
Value 4.3
Exterior 4.4
Interior 4.5
Comfort 4.6
Performance 4.2
Reliability 4.1
Acceleration complaints should be ignored.

by Greenfield Husker Fan from Greenfield, Indiana | November 11, 2019

Traded our Nissan Murano in for an Atlas with premium trim. Up to that point the Murano had been the best riding car I had owned. The Atlas is more comfortable and is a smoother ride, probably due in part to the longer wheel base. Ignore the poor acceleration reviews. If you put the Atlas in sport mode, it's as responsive as our lighter weight Murano. If you're buying such a large vehicle for its acceleration strengths, you're probably buying the wrong vehicle, anyway. The amount of interior space is exceptional. Technology is extensive and intuitive. The cabin is VERY quiet. The transmission is a bit jumpy at lower speeds as it works to find the right gear, but it doesn't rise to an irritating level. If you are critiquing the vehicle from an expert's viewpoint, there are minor things to complain about, but they are minimal. Volkswagen has hit a home run with the Atlas. I bought after extensive research, and settled on the Atlas instead of the Hyundai Pallisade. The Atlas is well designed for human cargo, and we look forward to many years of ownership.

Great-looking and very roomy

by Kay from Northern California | October 29, 2019

We have the SE, 4-motion, R-Line with technology and we love it. We have had so many compliments and questions from friends and strangers. Having had 4 VW vehicles since 1999, we know VW is reliable. It is also, at least now, stylish! The only thing we need corrected is to have the tires balanced, as the car shakes a little between 55-75 mph. The Atlas is a raised model (by 3 inches) and has awesome 20-inch wheels/tires. It looks like a rugged hard-guy vehicle but performs like a luxury SUV. Still learning all the options...I couldn't find the A/C driving it the first night and had my tush heated for an hour until we stopped for dinner (husband was in our Bug, following me home). Probably not best for the first time with any new car to drive at night! The first time I showed my Chiweenie the SUV, he had a blast going from the front to the second to the third seat and over that into the cargo area. The Atlas has enough power--and more than enough looks and space-- to make everyone happy. It feels sporty while offering roomy comfort.

Best mid-size 3 row SUV for room and money.

by WaltVW from Shenandoah Valley, Virginia | October 24, 2019

Originally Kia Telluride was no. 1 on my list over Atlas SEL Premium due to costing less and being a little more of a pretty face. Still had some doubts about Kia though due to historical reliably issues even though it is said that Kia has gotten better. But when Kia dealers started marking the Telluride over sticker, hate gouging, I looked at the Atlas again. SURPRISE end of year and the Premium was marked down 7200 dollars that and the fact it has a six year bumper to bumper warranty made it the easy winner. Now to the Atlas, by the way I'm coming from a Range Rover but was getting tired of 2000-3000 dollar maintenance bills, the Atlas is not a Range Rover but at 1/2 the cost it is a pretty good ride and as far as room goes it wins big time. Have 2nd row capt. chairs and when all the seats are folded down it is amazing how much room there is. When seats up there is a ton of seating. My grandkids ride in my son's Audi Q7 and they hate the 3rd row. No leg room and quite claustrophobic. They love the Atlas and fight to see who gets to sit back in the 3rd row. Other ... ride is pretty good, handles well on curvy roads for a SUV, better than Telluride, like all the safety toys, Fender is good but no where near excellent. Range Rover had a Meridian system which really rocked. Interior ... ok with plastic finish, could have used a little better plastic but it doesn't really bother me. Don't like fake wood, they could have used leather and I would have been ok with. Mpg is not great but the whole mid-size group has that problem. So far averaging 23. Range Rover I was getting 20. Not going to quibble about 1 or 2 more mpg that a Telluride may get. Was worried about power as coming from a big v8 to a v6 but have been pleasantly surprised, it handles the Blue Ridge Mts. rather well. Would like to see more power but not at the expense of mpg. I only use normal or sport drive modes, econ drains power too much. Overall love the vehicle and thanks to Kia dealers for gouging customers and VW having this great end of year sale. I am one happy camper.

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2019 Volkswagen Atlas Overview

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a full-size SUV that seats seven passengers across three rows. Maximum cargo capacity is 96.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Under the hood, the Atlas has two engine options: a 235-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine a more powerful 276-hp, 3.6-liter V-6. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, while all-wheel drive is available.

The 2.0T has four trim levels: S, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-Line.

Five trims are available for the 3.6L V6: S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium.

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