Volkswagen Atlas 2023

Built on VW’s variable MQB architecture, the Atlas is built in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Like the Passat, the cabin of the Atlas is very functional but lacklustre, and interior materials, once a Volkswagen drawing card, are class average at best. However, the seats are comfortable, space is abundant in the first two rows, with competitive room for third-row occupants. Cargo space is generous in two row mode and typical for the class when seven passengers are being carried.
Front-wheel drive variants are powered by a 2L turbo four with 235 horsepower; a 276 horsepower 3.6L VR6 is employed on Atlas models equipped with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
What the Atlas lacks in exterior styling and cabin ambience, it more than makes for in terms of driving dynamics, room and comfort. Tested with the V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Atlas is both quick and quiet. The nicely weighted steering is precise and even offers a modest amount of road feel. The Atlas handles with confidence and delivers a supple ride. Braking is strong with good pedal feel and no lost motion when you request a stop. The audio system is a delight in the range-topping vehicle driven by the APA.

ith a TFT gauge package, alloy wheels, L.E.D. headlamps, the iOS-Android cellphone interface, blind spot and rear cross traffic monitors and keyless starting, the base Trendline trim is nicely equipped. All-wheel drive, standard on other trims, is a $2600 option on the Trendline. The Comfortline adds forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a power driver’s seat, a wireless iOS-Android cellphone interface, remote starter, rain sense wipers, rear parking sensors and deep-tint glass, at a bargain price. The range-topping Highline adds leather seating, navigation, a dual-panel sunroom, adaptive headlamps, is very good value.

New model. insufficient data. Some complaints regarding poor transmission software leading to transmission performance and durability concerns. Predicted reliability is average for the first three or four years, declining after that.

Last update: June 27, 2023


  • Engine

    2L-4 T (235 HP), 3.6L-V6 (276 HP)*
  • Transmissions

  • Fuel consumption

    City: 13.4L/100 km. Road: 10.1L/100 km
  • Drive Layout

    All-wheel drive
  • Body Style

    Midsize SUVs

What’s new this year?

Various trim content shuffles for 2023.

Starting from  $ 42 495

What dealers pay$ 22 222

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Report - October 2, 2023
Base vehicle
Trendline 2.0
$ 0 $ 42 495
Comfortline 2.0
$ 0 $ 47 995
Comfortline 3.6
$ 0 $ 50 192
Highline 3.6
$ 0 $ 54 995
Execline 3.6
$ 0 $ 58 995
Engine block heater
$ 0 $ 300
Alloy Wheel Package
$ 0 $ 400
Captain's Chairs Package
$ 0 $ 697
R-Line Package
$ 0 $ 1 998
Freight & PDI

Required for all vehicle purchases

$ 0 $ 1 948
Federal Air Conditioner Excise Tax (Recovery)

Required for all vehicle purchases

$ 0 $ 100

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