As one of the youngest SUV models on the market, we will present the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. This mid-size SUV has a really big competition: Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Jeep Grand Cherokee, GMC Acadia, Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Pathfinder. In addition, it will also offer the pickup model 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak, above all as a rival to the new Honda Ridgeline.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas specs
|Lenght – inch (mm)||198.3 (5037)||214.1 (5438)|
|Widht – inch (mm)||78.3 (1989)||79.9 (2029)|
|Height – inch (mm)||70 (1778)||72.6 (1844)|
|Wheelbase – inch (mm)||117 (2972)||128.3 (3259)|
|Wheels – inch||18, 20 or 21 alloy||20 alloy|
|Weight – lbs (kg)||4222-4502 (1915-2042)||no data|
|Payload – lbs (kg)||1213 (550)||2200 (998)|
|Towing capacity – lbs (kg)||5000 (2268)||7000 (3175)|
Both models were built on the Volkswagen Group MQB platform, with five (SUV) or two (pickup double cab) doors. The standard SUV model has five levels of trim: S, SE, SEL, Premium and R-Line.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas engines and fuel consumption
2019 Volkswagen Atlas will have two gasoline engines: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharger and a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Tanoak only offers 3.6-V6.
|Engines||3.6 V6||2.0 I-4|
8-speed Tiptronic AT
|Drive||FWD / 4MOTION AWD||FWD|
|Fuel consumption (mpg)||18/25/20
Available are Comfort, Normal, Sport and Custom driving modes, as well as Snow, Sport, On-Road and Off-Road settings.
Exterior and interior design
Although there are many differences in the front and rear of the vehicle, the SUV and pickup are basically very similar. Of course, the radiator grilles, bumper and headlights have different designs. Yet, both models offer complete LED lighting. In the cabin there are cloth, V-Tex leatherette or leather upholstery. Probably both models will have leather seats, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 12.3-inch Active Information Display, three-zone automatic climate control and a panoramic glass sunroof.
Release date and price 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Although it is currently significantly present on the global market, the updated Volkswagen Atlas 2019 will be up to date next year. Depending on the trim level and engine choice, the 2018 model has a price of $ 30,895 to $ 48,395. Price 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak is not known. However, if serial production begins, we do not expect a significant increase in price compared to the SUV model.