2018 VW Atlas Models Get Price Bump

After making the Tiguan more affordable in the United States last week, Volkswagen has now done the exact opposite to the larger Atlas.

The price increase makes the entry-level model $250 more expensive than before, reports CarsDirect, as it can be had from $31,675, moving further away from the base Tiguan and its $25,495 starting price.

Previously available from $33,590, the Atlas SE now costs at least $34,765, or $7,115 more than the equivalent Tiguan, whereas the top-of-the-line trim, called Atlas SEL Premium, moves extremely close to the $50,000 mark, with a $49,415 starting price, or $925 more than before.

Despite having to pay more for a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, customers won’t get any new standard features, so ticking some options from the list, such as the four-wheel drive system, panoramic sunroof, or garage door opener, will bump the price furthermore.

Powering Volkswagen’s 7-seater SUV is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 235hp and 258lb-ft (350Nm) of torque, or a 3.6-liter V6 with 276hp and 266lb-ft (361Nm) of torque. Both units can be had with AWD.


  • LJ

    These new VW’s would look perfectly comfortable in 1997.

    • Miknik

      Not exciting for 97, but oklay

    • Shane

      Was thinking those back seats look like seats from an old Mustang (which Euro snobs all make fun of for being cheap looking or outdated).

    • alexxx

      I say 87

  • dumblikeyou2

    It’s apparent that the Germans still don’t know how to do cheap without it being glaringly obvious.
    German austerity + cheap interior = depressing

    • Dennis James

      Actually all VW cars look like this, and they are not cheap in Europe at all.

      • Miknik

        I think he meant cheaply built. IMO the amount of higher quality trim inside has taken a steep nosedive with MQB and the Diesel scandal, obviously there to recoup development/compensation costs…

        Many new VAG products lack any kind of soft materials inside, even if they are far form cheap to buy…

      • European VW models have premium interiors vs cheap, hard plastic interiors for the USA…this is a known fact…

  • Bash

    I don’t understand this, its a new model and they need to promote it and make people buy it, not the other way around. besides they have released the new Jetta prices which is less than the ongoing model. so it doesn’t add up.

  • Craig

    As dull as dishwater.

  • Dan Facciolo

    So far, I think I’ve seen more Phaetons on the road than the new Atlas and Tiguan combined.

    • Miknik

      On my recent 1.800 miles road trip through California, I saw 1 Atlas. One. And I kept looking out for one to find out whether it is as dull in real life as in pictures (it is)

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        I have one right now as a service loaner. I will be the first to tell you, Yes, it is. And I think a price bump will not help its cause. The day they replaced the Tuareg with this thing was a sad sad day indeed. We can only hope the Tuareg will return and kill this thing.

  • Mikestroh

    Bland and hideous..bleh!

  • Shane

    Still haven’t seen one in Houston, how long until they pull the plug? This thing seemed DOA.

  • Victor Ferreira

    I like this thing, but the outdated engine… Something this big in the US needs at least 300hp.

  • Michael_66589

    Atlas is the best looking Volkswagen ever.

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