The upcoming 2019 VW Atlas is a seven-passenger mid-size SUV that comes with the affordable price and the best warranty in the segment. The engines aren’t that powerful but the efficiency is great. Some sources are saying the next Atlas will arrive with the hybrid drivetrain but that is a speculation for now.
Atlas is the real family SUV with great comfort inside the cabin. The interior offers the latest modern features and most of them are standard. Just like before, the Atlas Rear Cross Sport version is available. This variant brings in better performance and sportier exterior design.
2019 VW Atlas review
The 2019 VW Atlas is offering one very attractive and appealing exterior design. The front part looks very modern and sporty. The front grille will keep its rectangular shape and the headlights will be the same as on the CrossBlue model. VW Atlas will sport the hood taken from the same model. To the sides, the character lines are looking brilliant. Those lines are almost the same as on the Kodiaq model. With all those styling cues, we can’t say the upcoming Atlas will look unique.
This mid-size SUV borrowed almost everything, except the taillights. Those taillights will remain the same but more chrome trims around them are visible. Aluminum wheels will be optional, along with the power tailgate and roof rails. Even the panoramic sunroof will be optional and Atlas will offer different types of exterior packages.
2019 VW Atlas colors
This year model will be available with eight colors that are also offered with the current one model. The color palette includes Tourmaline Blue Metallic, Terra Brown Metallic, Deep Black Pearl Metallic, Fortana Red Metallic, Pacific Blue Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Pure White and Platinum Gray Metallic.
2019 VW Atlas interior comfort is great
This mid-size SUV offers room for seven passengers. The comfort is great and there is plenty of cabin room. Moreover, the 2019 VW Atlas is offering a very modern interior. The steering wheel looks sportier than before and it holds a flat bottom with the thumb buttons. It looks like the Volkswagen deploys the same virtual cockpit design as the Audi does. The all-digital approach looks very modern and the infotainment system will now add a larger display.
Now, the infotainment system supports latest phone integrations such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The comfort is superb and the seats are very supportive, especially the front seats. Volkswagen now offers a premium Fender audio system as optional. This system comes with 12 speakers and a 480-watt amplifier.
2019 VW Atlas powertrain
The upcoming 2019 VW Atlas offers the same two engine choices as before. That means the 2.0-liter turbo engine will remain as a standard option. This four-cylinder unit is producing 238 horses and 265 lb-ft of torque. The optional 3.6-liter V6 brings more power and is a more recommendable choice. It can deliver 280 horsepower and torque numbers will be slightly increased for the 2019 model. That means the torque figures could reach 300 lb-ft.
An optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive setup is available and Atlas offers different driving modes. The drivers can now switch between Normal, Eco and Sport modes. The 8-speed automatic gearbox is the only transmission option. The speculated hybrid drivetrain isn’t that likely outcome, maybe in 2020 or later.
2019 VW Atlas towing capacity
The newest 2019 VW Atlas is also a good towing performer. With the 3.6L V6 engine and the factory-installed trailer hitch, one will be able to maximum tow up to 5,000 lbs. The towing will be easier and safe with the features like Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert that are included with the standard model.
2019 VW Atlas price, release date and rivals
The price of the all-new 2019 VW Atlas starts at around $30,000 or slightly more. Upper trims such as Atlas Premium are priced at almost $50,000. This mid-size SUV will hit the markets in the first quarter of 2019. Most of the rivals will be models Honda Pilot, Volvo XC90, Ford Explorer and Audi Q7.