After struggling in the SUV segment with the two-row and quite pricey Touareg, Volkswagen lastly exposed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand name new, we don’t expect any big changes when the 2019 Atlas rolls in.
Volkswagen will invest roughly $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to roughly $900 million currently invested to broaden the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas variation will mark the 3rd Volkswagen model assembled at the Chattanooga factory, which likewise makes the Passat sedan.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Design
As a carryover, we anticipate no visual changes inside or out. The refreshingly new body gives Volkswagen a durability it’s missed out on in the SUV market for ages. The interior continues the refreshingly easy feel and look as the exterior, yet still generates a few of the premium features VW purchasers expect, including the available Digital Cockpit, full leather upholstery, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Features
With whatever else staying the very same, we anticipate the standard features to carry over too. If this shows true, search for the 2019 Atlas to come basic with fabric seats, LED headlights, dual-zone environment control, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Engine
We also expect no changes under the 2019 Atlas’ hood, so look for it to come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. Remember that this base engine is readily available beyond the base S trim, however just by unique factory order. The optional engine will remain a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission in the 2019 Atlas will stay the eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is basic, however all-wheel drive is also available.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
In its debut year, the Atlas received the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick score– its second-highest honor. It received “Good” rankings in all 5 crash tests and a “Superior” score in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the top rating was its “Marginal” ranking in the new headlight test. With no changes in the works, try to find these rankings to stay the exact same in 2019.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pricing & Release Date
While there’s no main release date, we anticipate to see the 2019 Atlas in showrooms in 2018. Without any changes in shop, we expect pricing to stay roughly the exact same in the new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (destination costs consisted of) depending on devices. Key competitors include the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.