The Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize SUV that seats up to seven people. It’s a solid choice for growing families who want a three-row vehicle with more engaging driving dynamics than the typical SUV or minivan.
What Makes It Unique?
The Volkswagen Atlas is the automaker’s largest vehicle. Like VW’s other offerings, the Atlas is cleanly styled inside and out, with an upscale look and feel. It features a wealth of technology and is more engaging to drive than is the norm in its class. Buyers can choose between front-wheel drive or the automaker’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, paired with either a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a V6. It can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.
Honda Pilot: The Pilot performs well with the smooth V6 under its hood, but it’s boxy-looking.
Kia Telluride: New for 2020, it’s wrapped in burly styling and affords excellent driving dynamics, with intuitive technology.
Toyota Highlander: Expressively styled, with lots of driver-assist systems and a V6 engine.
Is the 2020 Model Year Right for You?
What’s New for 2020?
All versions are now equipped with the latest generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system and have in-car Wi-Fi capability.
SE w/Technology R-Line trim features standard front and rear park distance control warnings and an easy-open liftgate.
SE w/Technology and higher trims get standard 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
SEL Premium now comes with 21-inch wheels.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Older Atlases
The Atlas was introduced for the 2018 model year and has continued with only nominal changes; it’s scheduled to receive a mid-cycle update for the 2021 model year. You can save money buying a used Atlas.
The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas features a complex trim structure with seven levels and 16 variations when you factor in driveline and engine choices. Top trims come standard with a full range of features, including the automaker’s clever Digital Cockpit electronic instrumentation, but they command luxury-brand pricing.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Performance
The Volkswagen Atlas has two engine options:
235-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission and front- or all-wheel drive
276-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 with an 8-speed automatic and front- or all-wheel drive
Compared with the class? The base engine produces above-average power for a 4-cylinder in the midsize class, but other three-row midsize SUVs come with more-powerful V6s.
Traffic jam assist: The car can automatically help steer, brake, and accelerate at speeds up to 37 mph.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Interior
Features and Storage
Cupholders: 2 front, 2 rear
Cabin storage areas: Locking cooled glovebox, center console bin under armrest, overhead console with storage, covered bin in instrument panel, driver and passenger door-panel bins, front row under-seat storage, front seatback storage pockets
Compared with the class? All exceed expectations for the class.
20.6 cubic feet behind third row
55.5 cubic feet with third row folded
96.8 cubic feet with both rows folded
Compared with the class? The Atlas’ cargo capacity is excellent for the class.
Compared with the class? The first two rows of seats are sufficiently roomy, with captain’s chairs available in place of the standard middle row bench. The third row is a bit tight for adults.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Warranty
4 years / 50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper. Covers many parts and systems but doesn’t include consumables such as brakes, tires, wiper blades, shocks, or struts.
Coverage is measured from the date the first owner purchases the car and transfers to used-car buyers.
Compared with the class? Basic coverage is a year better than most mainstream automakers offer, but there is no extended powertrain warranty. In prior model years, coverage was for 6 years/72,000 miles, but Volkswagen has added two years of free maintenance for 2020.
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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2020 Volkswagen Atlas for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
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No Accidents or Damage Reports
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is $28,991 - $42,899.
The average selling price is $34,902.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$30,545 - $49,795
This is the price range for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$28,991 - $42,899
Average Selling Price
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
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