2018 Volkswagen Atlas in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Prospective car buyers in the market for a new family-friendly vehicle are in luck because there’s a brand new model making its way to dealership lots very soon! The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a full-size SUV with seating for up to seven. It’s the largest, most accommodating vehicle available on the Volkswagen lineup, which is sure to make it a hit.

Our team here at Capistrano Volkswagen is excited to announce its upcoming arrival and help get drivers behind the wheel of the new Atlas. In order to give drivers a better understanding of what this new SUV has to offer, we’re going to explore it in further detail. Let’s dive in to learn more about the performance capabilities as well as available technology and safety features!



Drivers will have the option between two engines: a standard 2.0L turbo, which will be available later, or an optional 3.6L V-6 that pumps out 276 horsepower.



The numbers are in! Those who choose the larger, more powerful engine option will average 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

SUV performance


When properly equipped, the 2018 Atlas is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds. Drivers will have optional 4MOTION all-wheel drive as well.

2018 VW Atlas in Orange County, CA

There is quite a bit of excitement revolving around the release of the all-new 2018 VW Atlas. This year, drivers will have nine trims to choose from including two exclusive Launch Edition trims equipped with top-of-the-line features making them a special catch. The 2018 VW Atlas SE base trim is set with four USB ports for conveniently connectivity. It also features a Composition Media touchscreen sound system as well as a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert for added safety.

There are five trims that come set with the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system giving drivers an added touch of performance security. This system adjusts depending on the current driving conditions to distribute power between the front and back wheels in order to improve traction and stability. Whether the road is dry or covered in rain or snow, it’s got you covered. It also provides noteworthy performance on rough, off-road terrain situations. Other features drivers can look forward to on higher trims include a remote power liftgate with closing assist, a power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Those interested in learning more about the all-new 2018 VW Atlas are welcome to contact us here at Capistrano Volkswagen for further details. Drivers can get behind the wheel as soon as it arrives by scheduling a test drive online.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas towing
2018 Volkswagen Atlas dashboard
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2018 Volkswagen Atlas seating