Does the 2021 VW Atlas have remote start?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Technology, Tips & Tricks, VW Atlas on Monday, January 18th, 2021 at 5:59 pm
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2021 Volkswagen Atlas Remote Start Capability

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is quite the desirable midsize crossover SUV. Users tend to really dig the spacious interior, intuitive features and composed handling. The space is delightfully roomy, while cargo room is vast. The experience of this machine is rounded out by an easy-to-use touchscreen and generous allotment of standard safety gizmos.

One oft-desired feature that can up the convenience factor of modern vehicles is remote start. Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas come with remote start?


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Yes, remote start comes standard beginning on the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SE with Technology trim and is included on every trim above. On trims below that, it’s available for an additional cost.

How do I use remote start on the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas?

Users of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas can utilize remote start through the Volkswagen Car-Net app. The latest incarnation of the Car-Net app allows owners to remote start their Volkswagen through their phone. Volkswagen Car-Net comes standard on every 2021 Atlas and includes a variety of Remote Access services for five years at no additional charge.

What is Volkswagen Car-Net?

The Volkswagen Car-Net mobile app gives you command of a variety of features of your vehicle right from your pocket. A suite of features come standard, and more can be added on.

Features of the Car-Net app aim to enhance both convenience and peace-of-mind. Commands with the former goal include the ability to lock and unlock doors, honk the horn, view the vehicle’s location, and yes, start the vehicle remotely. Those in the latter category include Family Guardian Alerts, DriveView, Parking Info, VW Car-Net Safe & Secure, and VW Car-Net Hotspot.

Can I add remote start to a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas that does not come equipped with it?

Yes, those who would like to add remote start to an Atlas that is not equipped with the feature can purchase the 2021 Atlas Remote Start Kit from the online VW Parts store. This kit includes instructions, a plug-in module and unique activation code.

Volkswagen asks buyers to note that additional parts are required for installation and use. For more information and pricing, contact us here at Elgin Volkswagen today!

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