2020 Volkswagen Atlas

2020 Volkswagen Atlas

A couple of years ago, the German carmaker made a pretty interesting move. An upscale Touareg was dropped from the U.S. market in favor of a more practical Atlas, which came as a brand-new model. These days, this seems like a good move. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas will continue in the same way, without more important changes.

The large crossover will feature same design characteristics, though a new coupe version is about to come, as the Atlas Cross. However, we will stick the this version in the following paragraphs.


  • Plenty of space on the inside
  • Huge cargo area
  • Tech features are easy to use


  • Unimpressive engines
  • Cheap interior materials


Comfort & Quality:4
Critics Rating:4


2020 Volkswagen Atlas. side

When it comes to the exterior design, the most important thing about this crossover is its size. This is the largest mid-size SUV on the market, which is quite comparable with full-size vehicles in some aspects. Obviously, it offers the biggest cargo area in the class, as well as one of the most comfortable cabins.

In terms of base design characteristics, this is a pretty common VW vehicle. It rides on a familiar MQB platform and features typical VW styling, based on the latest design language. For the next year, we won’t see any important changes. On the other side, don’t be surprised with new colors options and similar possible additions.


2020 Volkswagen Atlas. interior

As we already mentioned, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas will continue to be one very spacious SUV. With almost 98 cubic feet of overall cargo space, it can easily compete with some full-size SUVs as well. On the other side, the overall interior quality definitely isn’t something that we used from this manufacturer.

You can easily spot a fine number of areas that feature cheap-looking plastic. The overall quality is miles away from models like Mazda CX-9, Buick Enclave, Toyota Highlander and similar models. However, we have to say that the cabin is pretty comfortable and functional, while the list of standard equipment is pretty long. Also, all gadgetry and other tech goodies are very intuitive and easy to use.


Count on two familiar gasoline engines in the offer. Base models are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that delivers around 235 horsepower and works quite good. Given the fact that the Atlas rides on the MQB platform, you can’t enjoy some of the newer V6 units from the German manufacturer.

Therefore, you can choose a 3.6-liter V6 with around 276 horsepower. Despite pretty large amount of power, this engine doesn’t impress at all. When it comes to fuel economy, you can count on pretty average numbers for the class.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas. rear

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Release Date and Price

No bigger changes usually means usual time of a year when it comes to the release date. In this case, that would mean late 2019. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas should keep the same price, which starts at around $31,000.

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