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2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Select a Different Model (15 Available): 2.0T S
Fair Market Price $ 31503
MPG (EPA) 22 CTY /26 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 21/97 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
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2019 Volkswagen Atlas MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Spacious cabin
  • Generous cargo capacity
  • Smooth ride

You Won't Like

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Not very efficient
  • Cheap-feeling interior

New for 2019

For 2019, the Volkswagen Atlas gets automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring as standard across all trims. The SE w/ Tech is now available 20-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof. SEL models get additional standard features including Volkswagen's digital cockpit, LED taillights, navigation, and a heated steering wheel. Volkswagen has also limited the availability of the base 2.0-liter turbo I-4 to only the base S grade.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is the largest crossover in the German automaker's lineup, slotting above the smaller Tiguan and available in five trim levels.

S: The base Atlas S comes standard with LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, cloth upholstery, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera.

SE: Moving up to the SE gets you a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker audio system, leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and start, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, three-zone climate control, and rear sunshades.

SE w/ Tech: The SE w/ Tech brings some additional convenience features including a power liftgate, remote start, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist.

SEL: The SEL grade adds navigation, a digital instrument cluster, parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, and a hands-free power liftgate.

SEL Premium: The SEL Premium is the most loaded version of the Atlas and comes standard with features like ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a 12-speaker Fender audio system, a surround-view camera system, and ambient lighting.

Available options include second-row captain's chairs, 21-inch alloy wheels, and the R-Line package, which adds unique touches including 20-inch alloy wheels, special front and rear bumpers, side skirts.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 Atlas comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbo I-4 with 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter V-6 with 276 hp and 266 lb-ft is available on the base S trim and standard on the rest of the lineup. Both engines come exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

EPA fuel economy ratings are 22/26 mpg city/highway with the four-cylinder and 17/24 mpg with the V-6 in front-drive guise. Opting for all-wheel drive, which is exclusive to the V-6, drops fuel economy figures down to 17/23 mpg.

Safety

The 2019 Atlas received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). The IIHS has only tested the 2018 model, which received a 2017 Top Safety Pick designation.  In the IIHS' front crash prevention test, the Atlas received a Superior rating after it avoided a collision in a 12-mph test and reduced the speed of a 25-mph impact by 17 mph (Superior is the highest rating on the forward collision prevention test).

Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on all trims. Lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control are standard only on the SE w/ Tech, SEL and SEL Premium grades. High beam assist is only available on the range-topping SEL Premium.

Utility

With all seats in place, the 2019 Atlas has 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold the third row down and capacity grows to 55.5 cubic feet. Maximum cargo capacity with the second- and third rows folded is 96.8 cubic feet.

When properly equipped, the 2019 Atlas can tow 2,000 pounds with the base four-cylinder and up to 5,000 pounds with the V-6.

What We Think

In a 2018 First Drive, we were impressed with the Atlas' third row because it can easily fit two adult-sized passengers and accessing it is easy. The crossover's hefty curb weight, however, affects fuel efficiency, and acceleration is tepid even with the V-6 engine. Noise is kept out of the cabin effectively even on the highway while ride comfort is excellent. However, material quality is merely adequate with extensive amounts of cheap, ungrained plastics. In a 2018 First Test, we noted an overly aggressive throttle tip-in that made it difficult to accelerate smoothly from a stop. Volkswagen's infotainment system lags behind in usability because it locks you out certain menu options when the vehicle is moving.

Cool Fact

In China and the Middle East, the Volkswagen Atlas in known as the Teramont.

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2019 VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Tiptronic 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
2.0T S
Class
Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
235@4500
Standard MPG
22/26
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Tiptronic 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Pure White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Platinum Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Reflex Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Pacific Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Fortana Red Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Terra Brown Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Tourmaline Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Luggage Net (PIO)

$80 $100

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Prism Mirror (PIO)

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Garage Door Opener; Prism Rearview Mirror w/ Homelink® Garage Door Opener
$144 $180

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [BPM] Prism Mirror (PIO); [ARV] Rearview Mirror w/ Homelink® (PIO)
Grp Grp

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [BPM] Prism Mirror (PIO); [ARV] Rearview Mirror w/ Homelink® (PIO)
Grp Grp

Multi-Function Display Screen, 6.5-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Extended Range Remote Start (PIO)

$350 $450

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Rearview Mirror w/ Homelink® (PIO)

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Compass; Garage Door Opener; Rear View Mirror, Automatic
$270 $325

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 18.6 Gallon

Std Std

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.600

Std Std

Compass

CONTAINED IN: [ARV] Rearview Mirror w/ Homelink® (PIO)
Grp Grp

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Bumper Applique (PIO)

$118 $150

Roof Rack (PIO)

$300 $365

Splash Guards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$170 $220

Side Steps (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ATH] Accessory Towing Kit (PIO)
$560 $695

Hood Deflector (PIO)

$150 $200

Body Side Molding

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Dust Caps with Coded Key

CONTAINED IN: [BWL] Wheel Locks (PIO)
Grp Grp

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [AGG] Splash Guards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Underbody Protection

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Rubber Mats Kit - Bench Seats (PIO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber
$235 $285

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [AMK] Rubber Mats Kit - Bench Seats (PIO)
Grp Grp

Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber

CONTAINED IN: [AMK] Rubber Mats Kit - Bench Seats (PIO)
Grp Grp

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Privacy Cover (PIO)

$152 $200

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Prism Rearview Mirror w/ Homelink® Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [BPM] Prism Mirror (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [ARV] Rearview Mirror w/ Homelink® (PIO)
Grp Grp

Combination Assistance Kit (PIO)

INCLUDES: [FAK] First Aid Kit (PIO); [BRK] Roadside Assistance Kit (PIO)
$75 $99

VW Care (PIO)

$240 $240

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags

Std Std

Roadside Assistance Kit (PIO)

INCLUDES: Reflective Warning Triangle; Roadside Assistance Kit: Booster Cables, Warning Triangle, Flashlight, Mutli-Tool, Work Gloves, PVC Tape CONTAINED IN: [BSK] Combination Assistance Kit (PIO)
$65 $85

Collision Warning System

Std Std

Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP)

Std Std

First Aid Kit (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [BSK] Combination Assistance Kit (PIO)
$25 $35

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Multi-Collision Braking

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Monitor W/Rear Traffic Alert

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Camera

Std Std

Reflective Warning Triangle

CONTAINED IN: [BRK] Roadside Assistance Kit (PIO)
Grp Grp

Roadside Assistance Kit: Booster Cables, Warning Triangle, Flashlight, Mutli-Tool, Work Gloves, PVC Tape

CONTAINED IN: [BRK] Roadside Assistance Kit (PIO)
Grp Grp

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Titan Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seat, Third Row Split Bench

Std Std

Seating, 7

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio with Color Touch Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Wishbone w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Inflatable w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P245/60HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Locks (PIO)

INCLUDES: Dust Caps with Coded Key
$60 $80

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
84
Powertrain Warranty Miles
72000
Full Warranty Miles
72000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
72
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Volkswagen announces a Military and First Responders Bonus Program on select models. 01-02-2020
$500 Volkswagen announces a College Graduate program for customers who finance or lease through Volkswagen Credit on select models. 01-02-2020
$0 3.9% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models. 05-31-2019
$0 1.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 36, 48, 60 Months - Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models. 05-31-2019
$0 3.4% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Volkswagen announces special APR financing on select models. 05-31-2019