In case you’re choosing the Volkswagen Atlas 2020 over the almost an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as nicely skip right to the Volkswagen Atlas 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the Volkswagen Atlas 2020 occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Volkswagen Atlas 2020 gives ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of car can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you want it most.
The Volkswagen Atlas 2020, however, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this type of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Volkswagen Atlas 2020’s journey and driving experience start to fall in keeping with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend testing the Volkswagen Atlas 2020’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at further value. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Volkswagen Atlas 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Volkswagen Atlas 2020 also provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Volkswagen Atlas 2020 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury Volkswagen Atlas 2020, which pushes the Volkswagen Atlas 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.