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Review Of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize three-row SUV with lots of room for families and their stuff, with styling that doesn’t broadcast to the world that you have kids. The Atlas is Volkswagen’s largest vehicle, providing plenty of utility along with a smooth ride and comfortable seats. When looking at Bakersfield car dealers, ask about the Atlas’ long list of technology features, which include a reconfigurable digital gauge cluster, a great-looking infotainment display and the latest driver-assistance features. Buyers also get Volkswagen’s exceptional transferable drivetrain warranty, which is covered for 6 years/72,000 miles.

When looking at Bakersfield car dealers, you’ll notice the Volkswagen Atlas gets a few changes for 2019, including newly standard features that include forward-collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, automatic headlamps, heated exterior mirrors and rain-sensing wipers. The SE trim gets standard tri-zone automatic climate control, while the top-line SEL model gets the digital gauge display standard, along with a heated steering wheel, navigation and LED taillights.

Automotive Press Praise

The automotive media gives the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas high marks, with Autotrader writing: “The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas … adds some more equipment to the entry-level S trim, including some safety features. That kind of move is always a welcome one. This makes the Atlas even more competitive in its class and it was already doing a pretty good job at that.”

Pick A Trim Level That Fits You

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas seats seven and is offered in seven trims: S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium. The S model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that generates 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy is rated at 22 mpg city/26 mpg highway.* The other trims employ a 3.6-liter V6 that that’s good for 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The SEL Premium trim gets standard all-wheel drive. The others come with front-wheel drive, with available all-wheel drive for V6 models. With front-wheel drive, this powerplant returns 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway. All-wheel-drive models are rated at 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.

Inside, the cabin is simple and elegant, much like the interior you’ll find in an Audi. There’s a total of 17 cup holders, so passengers will never need to worry about where to put their drinks. Owners can choose the available second-row captain’s chairs, which bring the maximum number of passengers to six. There’s 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, and a total of 96.8 cubic feet with the third row folded down.

Standard features on the base 2019 Volkswagen Atlas S trim include automatic climate control with two zones, LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, cloth upholstery, heated side mirrors, roof rails and a rearview camera. Technology features that come standard include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker audio setup, a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, a USB port and Bluetooth. The Atlas also comes with driver-assistance features such as forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic post-collision braking and Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System.