The five-meter crossover got rid of the characteristic high-rise tunnel in the back of the cabin, and on the second row, the space here is phenomenal ― for two or three people. The largest wheelbase in the class gives living space in the third row.
The only ergonomic blemish is the complicated control of the radar cruise control on the steering wheel. For Volkswagen, the unusual lack of grasping internal handles on all doors.
Cubic feet of internal volume, a dozen сup holders, excellent fit of everything and everything … Atlas is not just cheaper and lighter than the worldwide Touareg SUV. Sometimes the eye catches the metal uncovered by plastic, and only the unregulated armrests and the tops of the front panel and front door cards are soft. The central air deflectors don’t close, the glove compartment isn’t cold, and the rear passengers don’t have monitors.
The screen of the media system pleases with the image quality, but not with the touch buttons. All containers for small things are finished simply or not finished at all. But there are a lot of them – almost two dozen throughout the car! Try to find what you put where.
The roof is overhung by the visor of a baseball cap, and the wide hood is in front of my eyes. The landing is low in passenger cars, you can say-sports. The chairs are softer, but they hold the sides. The slightly upgraded media system has replaced physical buttons with fingerprint sensors. They are not located so well, but the image quality on the screen and performance are good.
Led headlights and taillights, roof rails and seven seats in all trim levels.
At the first moment, the car reacts to the steering wheel with some softness, but after it is detected live and sharp passenger responses. In the parking lot, the car is light, at speed it is expected to fill with effort.
The seats are arranged in an amphitheatre: the back ones are higher than the front ones, and the third row is even further from the floor. In front, the lumbar support is adjustable in depth, but not in height.
The passage to the third row is surprisingly wide, and the seats themselves are full-fledged. Even tall passengers in the second row have a margin of 15-20 centimeters in their knees, and they can easily share it by moving their parts of the sofa forward.
Dynamics with a 235-horsepower V6 engine is not surprising.
The trunk is bottomless, like the Grand Canyon. When the backs of the two rear rows are folded, the volume of the cargo compartment with a flat floor reaches 3 m3. There is a place for finishing.
According to a good Volkswagen tradition, the threshold of the crossover is protected by a door. There is a backlight for the exit zone.
|EPA Classification||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|MPG/MPGe||26 Highway / 22 City|
|Engine||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0L/121 cu in|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
Metal door frames and luggage loops are not covered with plastic, and in the cup holders of the third row, self-tapping screws are displayed.
Starting MSRP $34,095.00
Destination Charge $995.00
Dealer Suggested Retail $35,090.00
I feel acoustic discomfort. You can only tolerate noise from the road for a long time on the front seats, but they also show high-frequency vibrations from the roadbed. From behind, but at high speed – at least plug your ears.