In the market for a midsize SUV? If so, the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas is for you. This stylish, capable, and fun-to-drive vehicle is an excellent pick for the daily commuter, the family on the go, and the weekend road tripper alike. Check out what the 2023 Atlas has to offer.
The Atlas is a three-row SUV with seating for up to seven. However, you can switch out the second-row bench seat for captain’s chairs, which reduces passenger capacity to six. In addition to plenty of interior space for passengers, the Atlas also offers 20.6 cubic feet of space behind the third row of seats. If you fold these seats down, cargo capacity increases to 55.5 cubic feet. You can fold down the second row as well for a total cargo capacity of 96.8 cubic feet of space.
If you’re thinking about using the Volkswagen Atlas as a family SUV, you need this vehicle to be safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the vehicle a five-star overall safety rating. To add, the car comes standard with forward collision warning with forward automatic emergency braking. These technologies work together to reduce the risk of a head-on crash. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is also standard and makes switching lanes as safe as possible. Finally, a rearview camera on the dashboard makes operating the vehicle in reverse a breeze.
Volkswagen Atlas Trims
2023 Volkswagen Atlas SE – This is the base trim for the VW Atlas, but still a superb option for SUV enthusiasts. They equipped this version with plenty of LED exterior lights, optimal for driving on foggy/rainy days around New York. It also sits atop some powerful 18-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, drivers have lots of convenient gadgets such as the 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat along with the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. You’ll also enjoy its standard proximity keyless entry fob and push-button starting.
2023 Volkswagen Atlas SE with Technology – The “technology” version is perhaps the most popular trim, since only a few thousand dollars more gets the driver access to several premium features. This includes a larger 10.2-inch Digital Cockpit Pro touchscreen, more USB ports, voice-control satellite radio, a 115-volt power outlet, and tri-zone automatic climate control. It also comes with exterior improvements like 20-inch alloy wheels, hands-free power liftgate, and an optional upgrade for AWD.
2023 Volkswagen Atlas SEL
– The SEL trim has everything from the SE Technology version and a few other upgrades. Here, you get a beautiful panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, high-beam assist, and power-adjustable passenger seats. It’s also a lot of help with its Traffic-Sign Recognition camera, making it easier to identify stop, yield, speed limit, and other crucial road signage.
2023 Volkswagen Atlas SEL R-Line Black
– These last two trims come with a V6 engine and AWD. The “Black” edition has many of the same features, but emphasizes black exterior trim pieces, along with 20-inch alloy wheels.
2023 Volkswagen Atlas SEL Premium R-Line
– Finally, we arrive at the most upgraded trim, still priced at a competitive $51,790, sitting on some outstanding 21-inch alloy wheels. This version gives you some sweet sound features, including a 12-speaker fender audio system. It boosts seat comfort to another level with perforated leather seats, heated/ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats. For safety, you also gain access to its surround-view camera, making parking much simpler.
If you’re considering the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas, come see the SUV for yourself at Island Volkswagen. We are located at 1632 Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, New York, and we can’t wait to see you here soon.