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).
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.