June 13, 2024

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

VW hasn’t nonetheless clued us into all the selections and deals for the 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, but the fundamental principles will continue to be the very same from final calendar year. 

The 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport will be readily available in S, SE, SEL trim with a handful of tech, top quality, and R-Line deals incorporating many creature comforts and colourful accents scattered through. The foundation Atlas prices $32,565 in the foundation configuration and can reach up towards about $fifty,000 completely loaded. The Atlas Cross Sport is mainly identical, apart from for a couple modest discrepancies, and prices about $1,000 fewer than a comparably outfitted Atlas.

It is a seven for features thanks to good machines in every single edition which includes the foundation Atlas S and it will get yet another level for a 4-calendar year/fifty,000-mile warranty that is nonetheless generous amongst opponents. 

The foundation Atlas S will get a 6.5-inch touchscreen for infotainment, lively protection features (included above), fabric upholstery, 18-inch wheels, and 3 rows of seats (two in the Atlas Cross Sport). 

The best SEL goes further more with an 8.-inch touchscreen, driver-support features, synthetic leather-based upholstery, twenty-inch wheels, 3-zone automated local weather regulate, top quality audio, panoramic sunroof, readily available captain’s chairs, wireless smartphone charger, and remote start off. R-Line versions include sporty inside and exterior touches. 

We’d choose for the Atlas SE with technological innovation bundle that prices $41,215 with a V-6 and all-wheel drive with one caveat—the audio process does not seem fantastic to us. We’ll convenience our bodies as a substitute with an 8.-inch touchscreen, synthetic leather-based upholstery, 3-zone local weather regulate, twenty-inch wheels, and five USB ports. 

The top quality audio process developed by Fender (yeah, the guitar individuals) is reserved for SEL trim levels, and whilst it appears fantastic, it also appears like numerous thousand additional bucks tacked on to the bottom line. 

VW infotainment

VW’s infotainment is one of the additional simple methods readily available from an automaker, and its simplicity is refreshing. We recommend it for just about every single perform apart from for navigation, which isn’t all that fantastic. 

Just about every Atlas will get smartphone compatibility software package which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that can sub in for navigation. Acquire new cords though every single Atlas for 2021 is likely to be outfitted with newer USB-C connectors for phones. 

An optional ten.3-inch electronic instrument cluster is readily available on best trims and can be custom made to display gauges, navigation maps, or other data. It is mostly sharp and lag-no cost, while some menus and other icons can obscure data like the vacation meter, and icons for some protection methods can be tricky to read.

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