After struggling in the SUV segment with the two-row and quite expensive Touareg, Volkswagen lastly revealed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand new, we do not expect any big changes when the 2019 Atlas coming in.
Volkswagen will invest approximately $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to approximately $900 million already invested to expand the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas variant will mark the 3rd Volkswagen model assembled at the Chattanooga factory, which also 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 look as the exterior, yet still brings in a few of the premium features VW purchasers expect, including the offered Digital Cockpit, complete leather upholstery, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Features
With everything else staying the exact same, we expect the standard features to rollover too. If this shows true, try to find the 2019 Atlas to come basic with cloth seats, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Engine
We also anticipate no changes under the 2019 Atlas’ hood, so search for it to come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Remember that this base engine is readily available beyond the base S trim, but only by unique factory order. The optional engine will stay a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission in the 2019 Atlas will remain the eight-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is basic, however all-wheel drive is likewise offered.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
In its debut year, the Atlas received the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick rating– its second-highest honor. It got “Good” ratings in all five crash tests and a “Superior” score in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the top score was its “Marginal” rating in the new headlight test. With no changes in the works, look for these scores to remain the very same in 2019.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pricing & Release Date
While there’s no main release date, we expect to see the 2019 Atlas in display rooms in 2018. Without any changes in store, we expect pricing to stay roughly the very same in the new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (location fees included) depending upon devices. Secret competitors include the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.