2018 Volkswagen Atlas engien options

All-new VW Atlas SUV specifications and features

2018 Volkswagen Atlas engine options

The prospect of a third-row SUV from Volkswagen has a lot of people excited, and rightfully so, but there is more to this all-new SUV than just the interior. See exactly what we mean with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas engine options that we have listed here. We will also cover the transmission, the all-wheel drive system, and many of the available features and options.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas drivers seat view
2018 Volkswagen Atlas interior overview

VW Atlas four-cylinder option

The four-cylinder engine will be the entry-level option, but it is clear that VW isn’t messing around. This four-cylinder packs a serious punch. Coming in as a 2.0-liter engine, this powerplant is also equipped with a turbo. All in all it will be able to generate 238 horsepower.

VW Atlas six-cylinder option

The other available option is a full-fledged V6 engine that Volkswagen refers to as a VR6 due to it’s narrow angle which allows the engine to optimize space under the hood. This engine is a 3.6-liter that can generate an impressive 279 horsepower.

Will the VW Atlas have all-wheel drive

For the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, all-wheel drive will be an option for the VR6 engine. It’s not just any all-wheel drive system either, but the Volkswagen 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. This means it’s adaptive, responsive, and amazingly fun to drive.

Volskwagen models that feature all-wheel drive

VW Atlas transmission

All 2018 VW Atlas models will include a standard 8-speed transmission. With that many speeds, you will experience a smooth ride from 0 mph up to highway speeds. Having that many speeds also optimizes efficiency. Though the Atlas hasn’t gone through EPA testing yet, VW is confident that the city and highway MPG will be nothing short of impressive.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas features and options

Along with those two great engine options, the VW Atlas will have a load of available and standard features and options. See what the Atlas has in store for you be perusing the list that we have created below:

  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Volkswagen Car-Net with App-Connect
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Parking Steering Assistant
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • And more!

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas front view at night

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Grille