Customers of the Volkswagen dealer near San Bernardino have made the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas a popular model. This midsize crossover offers buyers plenty of passenger space, a long list of standard features, and exceptional driving dynamics. If you’ve been looking for a versatile SUV, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is the best choice, whether you’re driving around town or heading out for a family outing.
The automotive press gives the 2021 VW Atlas high marks. Edmunds writes:
“The Volkswagen Atlas was VW’s first swing at a three-row midsize SUV, and the automaker knocked it out of the park. Its roomy cabin and comfortable ride helped place it near the top of the pack when it debuted in 2018. ... [T]he 2021 VW Atlas is still a compelling contender among three-row family SUVs.”
Fuel economy figures for the 2021 VW Atlas are up to an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.*
The 2021 Atlas seats seven passengers and is offered in eight trim levels, listed as SEL, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium and SEL Premium R-Line. Powering the Atlas is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 235-horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine is standard in the Atlas S and SE, the SE with Technology with front-wheel drive, and all-wheel-drive SEL and SEL Premium models. The others are equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 that generates 276 hp and 266 lb-ft. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available.Thanks to sliding second-row seats, third-row passengers will have no trouble getting in and out of the vehicle. They’ll have lots of headroom and leg room, allowing them to stretch their legs and keep comfortable, even on longer drives.
The entry-level Atlas S trim comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, cloth seating, automatic LED headlights, automatic windshield wipers, a 60/40-split second-row bench seat, a 50/50-split third-row bench, a six-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, VW Car-Net apps and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Driver-assist features that come standard include a blind-spot monitor, forward collision mitigation, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Safety is an important concern for buyers looking for a family SUV. Volkswagen engineers its vehicle to be very safe. The 2021 Atlas received the highest rating of Good in all Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Atlas its best overall safety rating of five stars.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.