Pricing for the 2021 VW Atlas was recently announced.
There are eight trim levels and three standalone options.
The 2021 VW Atlas will start at $32,565 (with destination) when it arrives during the second quarter of this year. There are eight trim levels for the 2021 Atlas, three standalone options, and two engine choices. The standalone options for 2021 are both fun and functional, and include captain’s chairs, a panoramic sunroof, and a towing package.
What Is The VW Atlas?
The VW Atlas is relatively new, hitting the market for the first time in 2018. The Atlas is built on VW’s Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture and is the automaker’s largest vehicle in the U.S. (198.3 inches long, 78.3 inches wide, and 70 inches high).
Given its size, the VW Atlas can seat seven.
Those who like the Atlas, but want something a little more athletic and sporty, might be drawn to the Cross Sport variant. By comparison, it only seats five as to maintain a more coupe-like profile. Overall length is a bit shorter versus the regular Atlas, although the second row of the Cross Sport folds down to accommodate additional cargo.
Is The VW Atlas All-Wheel Drive?
The 2021 Atlas is available with all-wheel drive (labeled as “4Motion” by VW). Engine options include a V6 with 276 horsepower and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 235 horsepower. Both are attached to an eight-speed automatic. With the V6 Towing Package, the new Atlas can haul 5,000 lbs.
20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; remote start;115-volt power outlet in the second row. Driver-assistance features include front and rear Park Distance Control and Automatic Cruise Control with Stop and Go.
Standard safety features include Forward Collision Warning; Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist); Blind Spot Monitor; and Rear Traffic Alert. Every Atlas is also standard with Car-Net telematics and Wi-Fi capability.
2021 VW Atlas: Standalone Options
Captain’s Chairs: Available on the SE with Technology and above. Includes two captain’s chairs in the second row to replace the bench seat for $695.
Panoramic Sunroof: Available on the SE with Technology and the SE with Technology R-Line. Includes a panoramic sunroof with electric tilt-and-slide for $1,200.
V6 Towing Package: Available on the SE with Technology and the SE with Technology R-Line V6 models. Includes a factory trailer hitch and more powerful alternator for $550.
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