In the wake of a cheating emissions scandal, Volkswagen needs to earn back the ...
In the wake of a cheating emissions scandal, Volkswagen needs to earn back the trust of the American audience, they think that they have the right vehicle to do so – the new Atlas.
Developed as rival for the likes of the Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander, it’s based on the MQB underpinnings, which stretch from Golf to the Passat, and other cars made within the Volkswagen umbrella.
Volkswagen offers the Chattanooga-built crossover with the choice of two powertrains: the 238 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo, and the 3.6-liter six-cylinder, rated at 280 horsepower.
Both units are available with the 8-speed automatic gearbox, but the more potent variant can be configured with a 4Motion AWD as well, which comes with the four specific driving modes.
Taking the range-topping version out for the short test, AutoGuide found the new Atlas quite pleasant to drive, despite its size, claims that it doesn’t feel like so big on the road.
Power-wise, this reviewer says it lags behind some of its chief rivals, which offer more powerful options under the hood.
On a positive note, it comes with the extensive equipment list that includes everything from the reversing camera to automatic park assist.
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