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2018 Volkswagen Atlas Overview

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Volkswagen has introduced the 2018 Atlas with a nifty slogan: “this size fits all.” While the full-size SUV provides drivers with 96.8 cubic feet of storage space and seating for up to seven people, the new Atlas is an extremely versatile SUV. With a V6 engine and a 5,000-pound towing capacity, it’s there to help you with all of your road-tripping needs for an affordable price.

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is available in four trim levels: Launch Edition, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium.


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2018 Volkswagen Atlas

What’s New for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas?

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is an all-new, never-before-seen vehicle. The full-size SUV was first introduced in 2016, announcing it would be available for the 2018 model year, and Volkswagen delivered. One perk of the Volkswagen Atlas is its New Vehicle Limited Warranty. While this warranty is meant for you, the original owner, if you decide to sell your Atlas, the warranty will transfer to the new owner for free. In addition, the 2018 Atlas is making history as the largest model Volkswagen has ever brought to the United States.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas Exterior

The exterior of this full-size SUV is sculpted for top-tier performance. Built from the ground up with safety in mind, the 2018 Atlas has a safety cage underneath the outer layer with front and rear crumple zones to absorb impact in the event of a collision. In addition, the vehicle comes with high-strength steel built into the frame to increase durability. The exterior is available in seven body colors: Reflex Silver Metallic, Pure White, Platinum Gray Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Tourmaline Blue Metallic, Kurkuma Yellow Metallic, and Fortana Red Metallic.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on Launch Edition:

  • Stainless steel window trim, 18-inch Prisma alloy wheels, Trailer hitch preparation, Variable intermittent windshield wipers, Privacy front side windows and windshield with heat reduction glazing, 18-inch ROWI 245/60 R18 all-weather tires, Silver roof rails, LED license plate lighting, Power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof, Power-operated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED headlights with signature LED Daytime Running Lamps

Exterior available on SE:
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  • Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature, Halogen reflector lens foglights with low-speed corner-illuminating feature, Heated windshield washer nozzles, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Heated side mirrors

Exterior available on SEL:
-Adds to or replaces features on SE-

  • Side mirrors with memory and passenger’s side reverse gear auto-tilt, Hands-free Easy Open liftgate, Active entry front door puddle lighting

Exterior available on SEL Premium:
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  • 20-inch Mejorada alloy wheels, 20-inch ROWI 255/50 R20 all-weather tires, High Beam Control, Stainless steel window trim surrounds, Side mirrors with puddle lighting, LED taillights

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas Performance

Across all trim levels, the 2018 Atlas comes standard with a 2.0-liter Turbo engine (later availability). The vehicle also offers an available 3.6-liter V6 engine. Paired to either engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission with TipTronic® and Sport mode. With that pairing, the V6 earns 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, coming out slightly higher than the Turbo, which earns 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. To top it off, the Atlas boasts an incredible 5,000-pound towing capacity for the ultimate performance SUV.

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas Interior

Decked out in luxury and technology, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas comes standard with plenty of advanced features to keep you connected. The Atlas’ base trim comes standard with a Rearview Camera System, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices, and much more. Drivers can also enjoy leather seating, a heated steering wheel, and heated/ventilated front seats at the top trim level.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Interior Photos:

Interior available on Launch Edition:

  • Interior: Six-way manual driver’s seat, Three 12V power outlets, Height-adjustable and telescoping steering column, Four-way manual front passenger seat, Illuminated sliding visor vanity mirrors for driver and front passenger, Multi-function steering wheel, Interior chrome trim accents, 60/40 split-folding second row, Adjustable front center armrest with storage compartment, 50/50 split-folding third row, Dual-zone climate control, Brushed metallic appearance dash and door trim, Premium color Multifunction Display, Cloth seating surfaces with quilted diamond design, Six reading lights, Front seatback storage pockets, Lockable glovebox, Grocery hook in cargo area, Start-Stop System, Under-floor storage, Four trunk tie-down hooks
  • Radio & Technology: Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming for compatible devices, Rearview Camera System, Two remote key fobs with lock/unlock/panic buttons, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with three-month trial subscription, USB port, Six speakers, Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, Composition Media eight-inch color glass display with AM/FF/MP3/CD/WMA playback and voice control, HomeLink® universal garage door opener, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Interior available on SE:
-Adds to or replaces features on Launch Edition-

  • Interior: V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, Heated front seats, 10-way power driver’s seat with power-adjustable lumbar support, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Front and rear carpet floor mats, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Keyless access with push-button start with access for all four doors and liftgate, Illuminated glovebox
  • Radio & Technology: Four USB ports including two USB charging-only ports, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert, Eight speakers

Interior available on SEL:
-Adds to or replaces features on SE-

  • Interior: Makotish matte wood appearance dash and door trim, Stainless steel door sill protection, 115V power outlet, 10-way driver’s seat with three-position memory, Eight-way power front passenger’s seat, Self-dimming rearview mirror; Climatronic® three-zone automatic climate control, Remote start, Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Radio & Technology: Pedestrian Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Volkswagen Car-Net® connected car suite

Interior available on SEL Premier:
-Adds to or replaces features on SEL-

  • Interior: Heated front and second row seats, Interior ambient lighting, Birch Brown matte wood appearance dash and door trim, Active seat ventilation for front row, Leather seating surfaces for first and second row, Heated steering wheel
  • Radio & Technology: Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, Fender® Premium Audio System, Overhead View Camera, Volkswagen Car-Net Guide & Inform with four-year SiriusXM® Traffic subscription and three-month SiriusXM Travel Link® trial subscription

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas Safety

The Atlas has safety at its core. With steel incorporated into the frame and a safety cage with front and rear crumple zones, the Atlas works hard to protect you in the event of an accident. In order to help prevent the accident altogether, the 2018 Atlas comes standard with features like an Anti-lock Braking System, Anti-Slip Regulation, and several surrounding camera options to improve your visibility.

Standard Safety Features

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Rollover sensor system
  • Height-adjustable whiplash-optimized head restraints
  • Anti-Slip Regulation
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Side Curtain Protection® head airbags for all three rows
  • Seatbelt Emergency Locking Retractors for all seating positions
  • Child safety locks on rear doors
  • Automatic Locking Retractors
  • Engine Braking Assist
  • Front and side airbag supplemental restraint system for driver and front passenger
  • Electronic Stability Control with Electronic Differential Lock
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution

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