Shoppers looking for a midsize SUV that features lots of room in three rows should take a look at the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas at one of the car dealerships in Bakersfield. The Atlas wins fans thanks to its versatility and comfortable ride. Seating for up to seven passengers makes the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas the perfect SUV for large families or everyone who finds themselves regularly transporting large passenger loads. Volkswagen Atlas owners now get two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance visits.
With seven different trim levels, there’s an Atlas for just about everyone. The models are listed as S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line and SEL Premium. All models get an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 235 horses and 258 lb-ft of twist. An optional 3.6-liter V6 produces 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. According to the car dealers near Bakersfield, front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup. V6 models can get available all-wheel drive.
With the four-cylinder engine, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas gets fuel economy estimated by the EPA at 20 mpg city/24 mpg highway.* As of the date of this writing, we don’t have the official figures for the V6, but the numbers should be equal to last year. In 2019, the V6 engine with front-wheel drive returned 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway, while the all-wheel-drive Atlas checked in with 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway.
Consumer Reports wrote: “With the big Atlas, Volkswagen is putting size and functionality front and center. It may not possess Volkswagen's traditional premium air, but the Atlas proved thoroughly competitive against its established three-row SUV peers. With its competent ride and handling, quiet cabin, easy-to-use controls, and generous interior accommodations, the Atlas is one SUV that shoppers shouldn't shrug at.”
Step up to the SEL trim and you’ll get the VW Digital Cockpit, which features a configurable digital display in place of the standard gauge cluster. The Digital Cockpit can display speed, navigation, audio controls and more.
Standard driver-assistance features include a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, and blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning. Optional equipment includes an automatic parking feature, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.
The S trim is the base model, but it still comes with a nice standard feature set, including LED headlights, cloth upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way manual driver seat, automatic wipers, a six-speaker stereo system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6.5-inch touchscreen and two USB ports.
The SE gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, proximity entry, rear sunshades, faux leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat, an eight-speaker stereo system, satellite radio, an 8-inch touchscreen and four USB ports.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.