Volkswagen introduced a fantastic all-new model to America this year: the 2018 VW Atlas. It's especially geared towards families with its massive size, 7-person seating capacity and flexible configurations, while boasting impressive off-road performance with its advanced off-road technology, including the latest-generation 4Motion all-wheel drive system. In the crowded full-size SUV segment, the all-new Atlas pulls ahead of the pack. Come check it out near Irvine, California!
Combining Volkswagen craftmanship, a clean and functional design and a premium feel, both driver and passengers are treated to a VIP experience in the cabin of the 2018 Atlas. Driver controls are positioned for optimal ergonomics and usability, and simple, driver-centric displays enhance involvement behind the wheel rather than distracting from it. Advanced ambient lighting, offered on Atlas SEL Premium, further highlights this upscale character, as does the use of premium materials throughout. There's also an abundance of space too, with a cavernous 153.7 cu-ft of total passenger volume. Also, an innovative folding mechanism for the second row offers improved entry and exit room by enabling the second-row bench to tilt and slide forward, even with child seats in place.
|Available Off-Road Features||Performance||Interior|
|4Motion all-wheel drive||Engine options: 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or an available 3.6-liter VR6||7-person seating capacity|
|Driving Mode Selection||276 horsepower (VR6)||153.7 cu-ft of total passenger volume|
|Hill Descent Control||Eight-speed automatic transmission||MIB II infotainment system|
|Electronic Differential Locks||Start/Stop technology||Available Fender Premium Audio|
Buyers of the 2018 Atlas have a choice of two powerful engines: the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which produces 235 horsepower, and the available 3.6-liter VR6, which generates an impressive 276 hp. With either engine, power is sent through an eight-speed automatic transmission to help maximize efficiency. The 2018 Atlas can easily conquer challenging terrains with the available 4Motion all-wheel drive. This advanced system is activated before wheelspin occurs, helping eliminate traction losses. Atlas models with 4Motion also come with a Driving Mode Selection feature, which allows the driver to select specific vehicle profiles based on driving conditions. It has four settings: Onroad, Snow, Offroad and Custom Offroad.
Just like the rest of the models in the Volkswagen lineup, the 2018 Atlas delivers high-level safety. It features six airbags (driver, passenger, driver and passenger side, and full-length curtain) as standard along with a number of electronic safety systems, including Electronic Stability Control. Also, the Atlas is the only vehicle in its class to offer the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which is standard on all models. It applies the brakes when a primary collision is detected by the airbag sensors, helping to reduce the chance of additional damage.
If you'd like to get behind the wheel of the spacious and highly-capable 2018 VW Atlas, then don’t hesitate to contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen!