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

VW hasn’t yet clued us into all the choices and packages for the 2021 Atlas...

VW hasn’t yet clued us into all the choices and packages for the 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, but the fundamental principles will remain the similar from past 12 months. 

The 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport will be readily available in S, SE, SEL trim with a handful of tech, premium, and R-Line packages introducing numerous creature comforts and colourful accents scattered all through. The base Atlas costs $32,565 in the base configuration and can get to up towards about $fifty,000 fully loaded. The Atlas Cross Sport is mainly equivalent, other than for a couple tiny discrepancies, and costs about $one,000 a lot less than a comparably outfitted Atlas.

It is a 7 for attributes thanks to fantastic devices in every model together with the base Atlas S and it will get a further level for a 4-12 months/fifty,000-mile guarantee that is nevertheless generous amid competitors. 

The base Atlas S will get a 6.5-inch touchscreen for infotainment, lively basic safety attributes (coated over), cloth upholstery, eighteen-inch wheels, and a few rows of seats (two in the Atlas Cross Sport). 

The top rated SEL goes more with an 8.-inch touchscreen, driver-aid attributes, artificial leather upholstery, twenty-inch wheels, a few-zone computerized local climate handle, premium audio, panoramic sunroof, readily available captain’s chairs, wireless smartphone charger, and remote get started. R-Line versions increase sporty inside and exterior touches. 

We’d choose for the Atlas SE with technologies deal that costs $forty one,215 with a V-6 and all-wheel push with a single caveat—the audio system doesn’t audio great to us. We’ll comfort and ease our bodies as a substitute with an 8.-inch touchscreen, artificial leather upholstery, a few-zone local climate handle, twenty-inch wheels, and five USB ports. 

The premium audio system developed by Fender (yeah, the guitar folks) is reserved for SEL trim levels, and while it appears great, it also appears like numerous thousand much more bucks tacked on to the base line. 

VW infotainment

VW’s infotainment is a single of the much more clear-cut techniques readily available from an automaker, and its simplicity is refreshing. We propose it for nearly every function other than for navigation, which isn’t all that great. 

Every single Atlas will get smartphone compatibility application together with Apple CarPlay and Android Vehicle that can sub in for navigation. Get new cords though every Atlas for 2021 is very likely to be outfitted with newer USB-C connectors for telephones. 

An optional 10.three-inch electronic instrument cluster is readily available on top rated trims and can be customized to exhibit gauges, navigation maps, or other details. It is primarily sharp and lag-no cost, although some menus and other icons can obscure details like the excursion meter, and icons for some basic safety techniques can be tough to read through.

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