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2021 Volkswagen Atlas (VW) Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

VW has not yet clued us into all the alternatives and offers for the 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Activity, but the principles will remain the identical from final calendar year. 

The 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Activity will be accessible in S, SE, SEL trim with a handful of tech, quality, and R-Line offers adding several creature comforts and vibrant accents scattered in the course of. The foundation Atlas expenditures $32,565 in the foundation configuration and can arrive at up toward about $fifty,000 completely loaded. The Atlas Cross Activity is largely identical, apart from for a couple of little variances, and expenditures about $one,000 much less than a comparably geared up Atlas.

It’s a 7 for functions thanks to very good gear in each version which include the foundation Atlas S and it will get one more place for a 4-calendar year/fifty,000-mile guarantee that’s however generous amid rivals. 

The foundation Atlas S will get a 6.5-inch touchscreen for infotainment, active protection functions (protected higher than), cloth upholstery, eighteen-inch wheels, and 3 rows of seats (two in the Atlas Cross Activity). 

The top SEL goes even more with an 8.-inch touchscreen, driver-guidance functions, synthetic leather upholstery, 20-inch wheels, 3-zone computerized local climate management, quality audio, panoramic sunroof, accessible captain’s chairs, wireless smartphone charger, and remote start. R-Line variations increase sporty inside and exterior touches. 

We’d choose for the Atlas SE with technological innovation offer that expenditures $41,215 with a V-6 and all-wheel travel with a person caveat—the audio system does not audio great to us. We’ll comfort our bodies as a substitute with an 8.-inch touchscreen, synthetic leather upholstery, 3-zone local climate management, 20-inch wheels, and 5 USB ports. 

The quality audio system made by Fender (yeah, the guitar folks) is reserved for SEL trim concentrations, and when it appears great, it also appears like several thousand more dollars tacked on to the bottom line. 

VW infotainment

VW’s infotainment is a person of the more simple systems accessible from an automaker, and its simplicity is refreshing. We advise it for approximately each perform apart from for navigation, which is not all that great. 

Each individual Atlas will get smartphone compatibility program which include Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle that can sub in for navigation. Obtain new cords while each Atlas for 2021 is very likely to be geared up with more recent USB-C connectors for telephones. 

An optional ten.three-inch electronic instrument cluster is accessible on top trims and can be personalized to display gauges, navigation maps, or other data. It’s mainly sharp and lag-free of charge, while some menus and other icons can obscure data like the trip meter, and icons for some protection systems can be tricky to read through.

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