The Volkswagen Atlas is manufactured by Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. It is a mid-size sports utility vehicle, or SUV, and it is the largest vehicle produced by Volkswagen. The Atlas was presented as a concept design in September of 2013, and, in November of 2016, the vehicle was introduced at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California. In 2017, the SUV became available for sale in the United States and Canada with a price of about $30,000.
Not Your Typical Mom-Mobile
The Atlas offers an incredibly spacious interior for all three rows of its passengers, a cabin design that is convenient and easy to use, and the perfect combination of handling and comfort. The vehicle is still in its first generation and is expanding its trim options and available features for 2019. The Atlas relies on its status as the largest Volkswagen SUV to be its main selling point. Most parents will choose convenience and space over anything when they have a large family or travel often.
Good news for 2019 is that the standard features in the Volkswagen Atlas will now include “automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and heated exterior mirrors.”
Seventeen Cup Holders
The Volkswagen Atlas boasts an insane amount of cup holders – 17 to be exact! Child-friendly features include a second-row bench seat that can comfortably fit 3 child safety seats and easy access to the third row of seats. In addition to the overabundance of cupholders, there are also storage nooks placed throughout the vehicle. The interior of the Atlas is durable and uncomplicated, even further cementing its practicality for families.
Entertainment in the Atlas
Base Atlas models feature a 6.5-inch touchscreen with smartphone capabilities for both Apple and Android phones, a 6-speaker stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port. You can customize your Atlas and upgrade the touchscreen to 8 inches while adding 3 more USB ports, 2 more speakers, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
Safe for the Whole Family
The standard Volkswagen Atlas offers some important driver-assistance technologies like automated emergency braking and forward-collision warning. There are more safety features that are available upon request like adaptive cruise control. These features have made the Atlas a suitable and safe choice for helping to prevent dangers on the road.
To further the maintenance of its vehicles, and therefore the safety of them, Volkswagen offers both limited and powertrain warranties that cover 6 years or 72,000 miles. The warranties can even be transferred to subsequent owners.
Interesting Facts About the Atlas
The Atlas has proven to be a great choice of vehicle for families and travelers alike, and there are plenty of more interesting facts about the Volkswagen SUV.
- The Volkswagen Atlas joined an expanding crossover SUV and wagon lineup.
- The Atlas was Volkwagen’s first 7-passenger SUV.
- While the Atlas is a Volkswagen vehicle, it is made in the United States. The factory that produces it, Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant, was the first automotive factory in the United States to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
- The Atlas is only the second Volkswagen to feature LED headlights.
- The vehicle offers 2nd and 3rd rows that can both be folded down to accommodate changing storage and passenger needs.
A Car of Convenience
The Volkswagen Atlas is a car that is both affordable and adaptable, which makes it a great choice for any type of owner. Whether you are single and love to travel or you have a large family to shuttle around, the Atlas caters to everyone with its versatility, reliability, and 17 cup holders. (That needed to be mentioned again.)