2019 Volkswagen Atlas FWD

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $30,895.00
  • Invoice: $29,628.00
  • Hwy MPG: 26 mpg
  • City MPG: 22 mpg

pros

Elegant, attractive styling; quiet cabin noise levels; roomy and accessible interior; upscale interior materials

model highlights

The Volkswagen Atlas is offered in five trim levels; S, SE, SEL, SEL R-Line and SEL Premium. Drivetrain choices for Atlas include both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive while engines include an available 3.6L V6 making 235 horsepower and 258 lb-feet of torque or the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 276 horsepower and 266 ft pounds of torque paired to a an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include LED headlights, cruise control, power mirrors, 2-zone climate control, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 6.5-inch touch screen and a 6-speaker audio system. The S comes with three rows of cloth-covered seats, front LED lighting and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Storage areas are abundant and include an oversized glovebox, a closed storage bin in the instrument panel and room for 2 full-size adults in the third-row seating.

Volkswagen offers an extensive list of options for the 2019 Atlas. A 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, a center stack 8-inch touch screen with navigation, a 360 degree camera, adaptive cruise control, 3-zone climate control, leather seats with heating in the first two rows and cooling up front, a power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, remote start, 115-volt power outlet, rain-sensing windshield wipers and an 8-speaker audio system. Power-folding heated side mirrors and 20-inch alloy wheels are also available.

Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, automatic post-collision braking, and VW's Intelligent Crash Response System, which cuts the fuel supply, unlocks the doors and turns on the hazard lights in the event of a crash. Also standard for 2019 are a blind spot monitoring system as well as a rear traffic alert system. Advanced safety features like lane keep assist and park assist are also available.

model news

The Volkswagen Atlas was introduced last year, and VW has essentially left the vehicle unchanged for 2019. However, VW did add a rear traffic alert system, a blind spot monitoring system and a front collision avoidance assistance system as standard on all trim levels of the VW Atlas.

value writeup

As a late addition to an already wildly popular midsize SUV class, the Atlas must work hard to distinguish itself in the company of such vehicles as the Chevrolet Equinox and the Toyota Highlander. The Volkswagen Atlas features class-leading interior space for all passengers in all rows along with unique exterior styling that resembles nothing else in the segment. All Atlases equipped with all-wheel drive come with a driving mode selection system that allows the driver to choose the ideal setup for the type of terrain and weather, while on-road modes alter throttle, transmission and steering for Eco, Normal and Sport modes.

Exterior Color

Reflex Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: 8E8E

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black

Exterior Color

Tourmaline Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: P2P2

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black

Exterior Color

Fortana Red Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: I9I9

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black

Exterior Color

Deep Black Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: 2T2T

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black

Exterior Color

Pure White
Manufacturer's Color Code: 0Q0Q

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black

Exterior Color

Platinum Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: 2R2R

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black

Exterior Color

Terra Brown Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: J1J1

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black

Exterior Color

Pacific Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: D5D5

Interior Colors

  • Titan Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 8
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.43
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.21
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.99
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.60
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 26 MPG
Cruising Range - City 409.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 22 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 24 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 483.60 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 4500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Volume 153.7 ft³
Front Head Room 41.3 in
Front Leg Room 41.5 in
Front Shoulder Room 61.5 in
Front Hip Room 58.2 in
Second Head Room 40.4 in
Second Leg Room 37.6 in
Second Shoulder Room 60.8 in
Second Hip Room 58 in
Third Head Room 38.3 in
Third Leg Room 33.7 in
Third Shoulder Room 54.9 in
Third Hip Room 45.1 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 117.3 in
Length, Overall 198.3 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 78.3 in
Height, Overall 70 in
Track Width, Front 67.2 in
Track Width, Rear 67.8 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 96.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 55.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 20.6 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 4222 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Size P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 8 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.1 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13.2 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 18.6 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
6 Years/72,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/72,000 Miles

Corrosion:
7 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 15.90%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
18V824000

Mfg's Report Date:
NOV 25, 2018

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
73549

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles that do not have keyless entry. The instrument cluster may not provide an audible warning to let the driver know that the key is still in the ignition when the door is open. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection."

Consequence:
If the driver is not notified by an audible noise that the key is left in the ignition, it can increase the risk of vehicle theft or crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall began December 13, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 90L3 and 90L4.

Dates of Manufacture:
DEC 21, 2016 to NOV 09, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
90L3 / 90L4
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
18V904000

Mfg's Report Date:
DEC 18, 2018

Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
6322

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas, 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles. The rear coil springs may prematurely fracture.

Consequence:
If a coil spring fractures while driving, it may damage a rear tire causing a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. The recall began January 31, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42J2/42J3.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAY 13, 2018 to OCT 25, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
42J2/42J3
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V218000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAR 19, 2019

Component:
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
3

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Atlas and 2020 Passat vehicles. An incorrect driver and/or front passenger side impact air bag may have been installed.

Consequence:
In an event of a side impact crash, an incorrect side airbag may not deploy as intended, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy:
Volkswagen has inspected and replaced the side air bags, free of charge. The recall was completed in April 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Y8.

Dates of Manufacture:
OCT 30, 2018 to FEB 11, 2019

Manufacturer Recall Number:
69Y8
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V614000

Mfg's Report Date:
AUG 20, 2019

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
6

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Atlas vehicles. The suction jet in the fuel tank may have been welded in the incorrect position allowing fuel to leak. Additionally, the vehicle may stall due to uneven fuel distribution.

Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire. An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The recall began August 30, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20BU.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUL 22, 2019 to JUL 24, 2019

Manufacturer Recall Number:
20BU
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V389000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAY 21, 2019

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
662185

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2020 Volkswagen Passat and 2018-2019 Atlas vehicles. The blocking cap disabling the adjustment of the headlight's horizontal aim may not have been installed. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:
Without the blocking cap, the headlight aim can be adjusted out of specification, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, block the headlight horizontal adjustment, free of charge. The recall began July 16, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94L9.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 16, 2016 to FEB 11, 2019

Manufacturer Recall Number:
94L9

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