Rounding out the VW model line as its largest and most capable SUV ever, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is primed to make a huge mark on the automotive industry. If you’re the type of driver who wants a little extra kick to your drive, there’s nothing like a diesel powered motor resting under the hood to get you where you need to go. You might be wondering then, does the 2018 VW Atlas come with a diesel engine? We’ve got your answer here at Capistrano Volkswagen!
2018 VW Atlas engine options and performance
Unfortunately, the short answer to the question posed above is no, but the long answer uncovers some really cool features. Though the Atlas doesn’t come with a diesel engine, you’ve got your option of two equally capable ones waiting for you to unleash their immense power. Check them out below!
2.0-liter turbocharged Inline 4
Scheduled for later availability to get all the finishing touches done, the Atlas will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI® Inline 4 as an option. Though it’s smaller in stature, expert engineering has ensured that it won’t slack whenever you press the gas. You’ll be afforded up to 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque!
As the Atlas’ base engine, this 3.6-liter V6 needs no introduction. Equally menacing, powerful and responsible, this V6 can produce 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque when you fill up with premium fuel. Better yet, if you’re taking your Atlas out for a road trip this engine can achieve up to 25 highway miles per gallon!
That’s not all; both of these engines will have their power shifted through an 8-speed automatic transmission with available Sport Mode, giving you one of the most reactive, responsive and smooth rides on the road. This, combined with 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive, lets you take control of the pavement like never before!
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Test drive the 2018 VW Atlas in Orange County CA
We’ve got some good news regarding the 2018 Atlas; it’s currently available right here at Capistrano VW! If you’d like to get behind the wheel for a no-hassle test drive, feel free to contact our sales team; we’ll help you schedule a test drive time that’s best for you and are always willing to answer any questions you may have about the Atlas’ features!