Volkswagen is launching its Atlas in a redesigned model, 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, it’s one of the biggest mid-size crossover with a sharpened, sleek, and stylish proposition. Like its predecessor, it will have three spacious rows for seating with a host of standard driver-assist technology and confident handling traits. The company has also modified its front and rear ends and increased its overall length by three inches. It now features standard LED elements in headlights with the more attractive front grille. We also get an exclusive new updated steering wheel, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with support of the company’s latest Car-Net smartphone app, and updated stitching on the seats.
On the powertrain part, the company has introduced an all-wheel-drive option in four-cylinder line-up for the first time. the ride feels smooth, steering inputs never feels clumsy and rarely underpowered. The car equips family friendly interior space with some features like cupholders making it a more practical choice. Its third row can accommodate adults comfortably making it an impressive choice for larger families. It is a strong competitor for some best selling cars like Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9, Jeep wrangler, and Hyundai Palisade.
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Release Date
Volkswagen Atlas with a refreshed design and tech upgrades will debut the dealership in spring 2020 followed by deliveries in later months
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Pricing details
The company is expected to launch its updated model price in line with its current range. The standard S for $32,565, the SE variant for $35915, the SEL for $43315. The best value for money model is SE V6 powered along with Technology package and 4Motion all-wheel drive. The technology package comprises an 8.0-inch entertainment system, three-zone climate control, remote start, and cruise control.
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Specifications
The Atlas is available in two engine options, first, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 235 horsepower & 258 pound-feet of torque paired with eight-speed automatic transmission, and second, a 3.6-liter V6 engine producing 276 horsepower & 266 pound-feet of torque also combined with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Both engine options can be paired with front- or all-wheel drive. This is the first time the company is offering its four-cylinder option with a four-wheel drive. However, the top of the range SEL premium cannot be clubbed with FWD.
The car can be added with optional second-row captain’s chairs and tow hitch to unlock the car’s massive 5000 pounds towing capacity. The Atlas comes well connected and entertainment ready no matter which trims you choose. The interface of the touchscreen is responsive and feels like operating a smartphone. The base model gets a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen while the SE or SEL trim will come pre-equipped with the 8.0-inch infotainment system, both the system comes with Apple CarPlay ad Android Auto capabilities, a six-speaker stereo system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth phone, and audio connectivity as standard. The base model will get a single USB port and the upper trims with three additional ports, SiriusXM satellite radio and two additional speakers to pump the volume.
The 2021 Atlas will also come with some standard driver-assistance technology such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology. The car is covered with limited warranty coverage of 4 years or 50,000 miles, a powertrain warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles along with complimentary maintenance coverage of 2 years or 20,000 miles.