2019MY VW Atlas 2.0T Will Be Available In A Single Trim Level Priced At $31,890

Volkswagen has made a few adjustments to the Atlas family in the United States for the 2019MY according to a CarsDirect report.

One of them sees the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out 235 hp (238 PS / 175 kW) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque, only available in the S trim level.

It starts at $31,890 (€27,756), which is quite competitive, as it undercuts some of its key rivals. For example, the 2019 Ford Explorer can be had from $33,360 (€29,036) with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, whereas the Toyota Highlander LE, with the base four-cylinder lump, has an MSRP of $32,375 (€28,178).

Also Read: First Drive: The 2018 VW Atlas Is All Over The Mainstream SUV Map

Customers willing to upgrade have to go to the 276 hp (279 PS / 205 kW) and 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque 3.6-liter V6. The MSRP for this variant is $35,090 (€30,541), and it’s now offered solely with all-wheel drive.

The most affordable FWD version of the Volkswagen Atlas is the SE V6. It starts from $36,490 (€31,760) – a strange decision, since it makes the most affordable FWD model $1,400 (€1,219) pricier than the base V6 AWD.

Unlike the AWD four-cylinder, the FWD Atlas V6 is more expensive than other three-row SUVs. For example, the Honda Pilot LX and Toyota Highlander LE V6, both with front-wheel drive, start from $32,445 (€28,239) and $34,425 (€29,963), respectively.

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  • Six_Tymes

    vw JEEP Grand Cherokee

  • charlotteharry57

    I’m confused. A chart of pricing would have been nice.

  • Rocket

    Despite my fondness for normally aspirated 6-cylinders, I think VW should just ditch the ancient V6 and offer a more potent 2.0T in all trim levels. Even better would be the option of a smaller displacement turbocharged 6-cylinder, like the 3.0T rumored to be under development for years.

  • ErnieB

    Not sure about the I4 but I rented a V6 SE and I fell in love with it!

  • Nick

    straight out of the mid-2000s lol

  • Evan Adams

    Still under 6000# gvwr. Fail.

  • Paul

    Not quite the cat’s meow.

  • CJR

    Will be so under powered this slug won’t be able to get out of its own way.

  • Fred

    Will the Atllas ever make it to Thailand?

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