2019 Volkswagen Atlas: An Overview


The 2019 Atlas, the crossover SUV from Volkswagen makes room to sit seven adults under its roofline. Known for having the most spacious cabin in the segment, the 2019 Atlas has topped the list of favorites as the ideal big family car.

The Engine Capacity

As gathered from the Riverside Volkswagen dealership, the 2019 VW Atlas lineup is stretched with three trim levels, the S, SE, and SEL, and is found with one 2.0-liter intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 base engine that is ideally paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and is mostly configured as the front-wheel drive. This powertrain combination came out pretty successful for raising the horsepower to 235 and a 258 lb-ft of torque. There is another engine option available which is of 3.6-liter V-6 capacity found configured both as front- or all-wheel drive that is able to shoot 276 of hp and 266 lb-ft of torque and is an available option on the base S trim model while it is the standard one for the rest of the trim models.

The Atlas is appreciated by people across the globe for delivering highly comfortable and luxurious rides, while its handling proved to be much more responsive than it is expected from such big an SUV. Being the long-distance cruiser it is, the 2019 VW Atlas makes a reasonable score for fuel economy that counts an EPA estimated 22 mpg in the City roads and 26 mpg on the Highways.

Another strong utility bonus you get from the V-6 engine powered 2019 VW Atlas is that it can carry a load of up to 5,000 pounds without a hitch.

Changed for 2019

For the 2019 year model, all the trim levels of the VW Atlas now are given a few safety and comfort features like automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitors, and three-zone automatic climate control that made an impressive record in the crash-test. These features are now offered as standard and  were previously listed among the optional ones.

Impeccable Performance

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas can be run down even through a curvy off road that most of the crossover SUVs won’t really assure you with that level of confidence. Thanks to the balanced handling it has achieved because of the ideal configuration of powertrain which can again be held the reason behind such a comfortable ride.

The steering in the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is direct and accurately responsive. The one who sits behind the wheels will feel more comfortable with highway cruising though as that can keep the driving settings constant for a while without the necessity of constant corrections. The suspension beneath the 2019 Atlas feels taut but never that stiff. The  control knob placed at the middle of the center console holds different drive modes that sets the driving inputs automatically especially for snow and severe off-road usage.

The Verdict

The experts at the Volkswagen Riverside opined that as a large crossover SUV, the 2019 VW Atlas does make a nice family oriented choice with its spacious and comforting cabin, revving performance and an affordable owning cost.

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