The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize SUV that features three rows of seating and lots of space for the driver and passengers to enjoy. The Atlas is a very popular model with Santa Cruz Volkswagen shoppers, thanks to its comfortable ride and utility. The VW Atlas can seat seven passengers, which makes it ideal for large families who need a vehicle to shuttle a load of kids back and forth. Buyers also appreciate that the Atlas now comes with two years of complimentary regularly scheduled maintenance.
The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas comes in seven trim levels: S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the lineup. Powering the 2020 Atlas is a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with direct-injection. This engine develops 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. All models are available with a 3.6-liter V6 with direct-injection. This unit generates 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. According to the Volkswagen Dealer near Santa Cruz, front-wheel drive is standard on all trims, and models equipped with the V6 can get all-wheel drive as an option.
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Atlas with the four-cylinder engine is 20/24 mpg.* As of the date of this writing, Volkswagen has yet to release the fuel-economy figures for the V6. We expect the results to be identical to last year, when the engine returned 17/24 mpg with front-wheel drive and 17/23 mpg with all-wheel-drive.
Autoblog wrote this about the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas: “For families in need of a vehicle with tons of space, it delivers in abundance. Each seating row is so spacious that you could comfortably fill the Atlas exclusively with 6-footers, while more of their luggage will be able to fit inside than in virtually every competitor. Despite this size advantage, it's competitively priced and equipped, providing families great value for the money.”
Standard features for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, automatic LED headlights, a six-way manual driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth upholstery, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, one more USB port, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an audio system with six speakers. The SE trim adds an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, simulated leather upholstery, rear sunshades, proximity entry and push-button start, an 8-inch touchscreen, four USB ports, an audio system with eight speakers, and satellite radio. The SEL trim gets Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit, which swaps the standard gauge cluster with a customizable digital display that can mimic a standard gauge or display the audio interface, navigation and more.
Standard driver-assistance features include blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera. Adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and an automatic parking feature are optional.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.