After having a hard time in the SUV section with the two-row and quite expensive Touareg, Volkswagen lastly exposed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand new, we do not anticipate any big changes when the 2019 Atlas rolls in.
Volkswagen will invest around $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to approximately $900 million already invested to expand the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas variant will mark the 3rd Volkswagen model put together at the Chattanooga factory, which also makes the Passat sedan.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Design
As a carryover, we expect no visual changes inside or out. The refreshingly new body provides Volkswagen a ruggedness it’s missed in the SUV market for ages. The interior continues the refreshingly easy look as the exterior, yet still brings in a few of the premium features VW purchasers anticipate, consisting of the readily available Digital Cockpit, complete leather upholstery, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Features
With everything else remaining the same, we expect the basic features to carry over too. If this shows real, search for the 2019 Atlas to come standard with fabric seats, LED headlights, dual-zone environment control, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Engine
We also anticipate no changes under the 2019 Atlas’ hood, so try to find it to come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. Bear in mind that this base engine is readily available beyond the base S trim, but just by unique factory order. The optional engine will stay a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The basic transmission in the 2019 Atlas will remain the eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is also available.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
In its launching year, the Atlas received the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick score– its second-highest honor. It got “Good” scores in all five crash tests and a “Superior” ranking in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the top rating was its “Marginal” rating in the new headlight test. Without any changes in the works, search for these ratings to remain the exact same in 2019.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pricing & Release Date
While there’s no official release date, we anticipate to see the 2019 Atlas in showrooms in 2018. With no changes in shop, we expect pricing to remain approximately the very same in the new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (location fees included) depending on equipment. Key competitors consist of the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.
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