To put it simply, we do it bigger here. Even when it comes down to our own models, Volkswagen is always in the drawing room crafting up bigger and better vehicles than our lasts to serve up only the best in our field. And over the past few years, Volkswagen has been transitioning from transverse engine models to our top-of-the-line MQB construction. The latest to make waves? The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.
Out of all the 2018 Volkswagen models for sale, the Atlas is a commanding SUV whose sheer size beats out similar competing models—almost with a six-inch difference! But it’s not all about looks here. The VW nameplate has stolen the spotlight for its dependability and attraction to American families over older models like the Tiguan and Touareg.
An Attractive, Functional Design
The 2018 Atlas boasts a sleek, cohesive design with rounded, hefty features and pristine proportions to evoke a sense of movement and speed. Unlike the smaller Tiguan, the Atlas feels sophisticated without losing the familiar and accessible look of a standard SUV.
Inside, the Atlas is roomy, inviting and on par with competitors like the Highlander and Pilot. Take advantage of high-tech features with blind spot monitors, radar adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. The Atlas offers comfortable seating and a steering wheel and column positioned at an easy, natural angle for smooth driving.
And those family roadtrips? The Atlas is here to accommodate the whole family with plenty of room in both the rear and front rows with second-row shift control depending on your needs. And if you’re bringing a tow trailer along for the ride, the SUV boasts a tow range from 2000 – 5000 pounds.
Fresh Engineering and Dependable Drive
Don’t let its size fool you, the Atlas offers strong fuel economy and sleek engineering. The V6 all-wheel drive is rated 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 19 combined and the four-cylinder is rated at 22 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 24 combined. Under its hood, the Atlas is home to a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder like its Tiguan sibling—just with 50-hp more. For those seeking a more unique construction, there is an option for a 3.6-liter VR6 with the signature narrow VW layout. With 276-hp and 266 pounds-foot of torque, the power matches the strength and stature of the 4500-pound Atlas.
Ready to make your new Volkswagen purchase? Search for a “Volkswagen dealership near me” and let our automotive specialists at Elgin Volkswagen help you find your dream car. Stop in today at 2630 Auto Mall Drive in Elgin, IL 60124 or give us a call at (877) 797-6424. We look forward to serving you!