2018 Volkswagen Atlas Owners Manual – The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas can carry the world on its own shoulders –figuratively speaking. Two adults fit comfortably in the next row with space for luggage. Android Auto along with Apple CarPlay are standard Fender sound is discretionary. The base model also includes an automatic driveway, and a turbo four. All-wheel drive can be obtained if you decide on the 276-hp V-6. Optional safety tech comprises assist and also emergency braking.
Based on the ancient Greeks, the Olympian god Zeus compelled the Titan Atlas to carry the weight of the sky on his shoulders for all eternity. Similar to the Greek deity it’s named after the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is tasked with carrying out a massive burden: bringing American consumers to VW showrooms.
Targeting the heart of the three-row, mid-size-crossover market, the Tennessee-built Atlas is available with either a 235-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and also even a 276-hp naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V-6. Both engines are paired with an automatic transmission and path torque to brakes push is optional with the six.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Engine
The small forced-induction four pushed hulking Atlas from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and throughout the quarter-mile at 15.6 in 91 mph. Both figures bettered the outcomes we listed for an all-wheel-drive Atlas V-6, which had 7.9 seconds to hit the mile-a-minute markers and 16.0 seconds to cross the quarter-mile in 89 mph.
Credit the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas 2.0T peppy performance to its relatively low mass, and, at 4268 lbs, was 460 pounds lighter than the all-wheel-drive Atlas V-6. Added accelerative assistance comes courtesy of the Atlas 2.0T’s wealth of torque. With 258 lb-ft accessible from 1600 rpm, the 2.0T provides similar punch to the optional V-6, which produces 266 lb-ft at 2750 rpm. This Atlas 2.0T’s death times were like those of the all-wheel-drive V-6 version. In other words, the narrative has a much happier ending now than when Ford tried stuffing a 2.0T in its portly Explorer, in which buyers had been made to pay extra to elect for its terminal laziness.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Slim Trims Price
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas 2.0T starts at $31,675 for its base S model, which includes LED headlights, independent front, and rear climate controls, along with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Our SE test car also came with the 2100 Tech package, which included dual-zone automatic front climate control (three zones incomplete), a power liftgate, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and also lane-keeping assist. Luxuries such as a panoramic sunroof, a power passenger seat, front and rear parking sensors, plus a low-speed reverse automated-braking system are confined to the40,335 SEL, while a navigation system along with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is exclusive to the all-wheel-drive $49,665 Atlas V-6 SEL Premium. Though a pair of human captain’s chairs can be put in for $ 625 on each of them, A second-row bench seat with space for three is standard across the board
Having a base cost between $1400 and $1730 significantly less than the equivalent front-wheel-drive Atlas V-6, the Atlas 2.0T provides competitively punchy performance with additional fuel efficiency. If it is possible to live without the all-wheel drive (and the exclusive features of this flagship, then AWD-only Atlas SEL Premium), there’s little reason to pass up the Atlas 2.0T in favor of this V-6.