After struggling in the SUV section with the two-row and quite expensive Touareg, Volkswagen lastly exposed the competitive three-row Atlas. With this model still being brand new, we don’t expect any huge changes when the 2019 Atlas coming in.
Volkswagen will invest roughly $340 million to bring the vehicle to market, in addition to approximately $900 million already invested to expand the plant for Atlas production. The five-passenger Atlas version will mark the third Volkswagen model put together at the Chattanooga factory, which likewise makes the Passat sedan.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Design
As a carryover, we expect no visual changes inside or out. The refreshingly new body gives Volkswagen a durability it’s missed out on in the SUV market for ages. The interior continues the refreshingly simple look and feel as the exterior, yet still generates some of the premium features VW buyers expect, consisting of the available Digital Cockpit, complete leather upholstery, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Features
With whatever else remaining the same, we anticipate the standard features to carry over too. If this proves true, look for the 2019 Atlas to come standard with fabric seats, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Engine
We also expect no changes under the 2019 Atlas’ hood, so look for it to come basic with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horse power and 258 pound-feet of torque. Remember that this base engine is readily available beyond the base S trim, but just by unique factory order. The optional engine will remain a 3.6-liter V6 with 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The basic transmission in the 2019 Atlas will remain the eight-speed automated. Front-wheel drive is standard, however all-wheel drive is also available.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
In its launching year, the Atlas received the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick score– its second-highest honor. It got “Good” rankings in all 5 crash tests and a “Superior” ranking in the front-crash avoidance. What kept it from getting the top ranking was its “Marginal” rating in the new headlight test. With no changes in the works, try to find these scores to stay the same in 2019.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Pricing & Release Date
While there’s no official release date, we expect to see the 2019 Atlas in display rooms in 2018. With no changes in shop, we anticipate pricing to remain approximately the same in the new year. This would put the 2019 Atlas at $31,425 to $49,415 (location costs included) depending upon devices. Key competitors include the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.