Three reasons to choose a 2022 Volkswagen Atlas for your vacation
Are you on the verge of changing vehicles and hesitating between a few candidates when you want the perfect companion for your family vacation? If so, you won't hesitate long after taking a Volkswagen Atlas for a test drive, because it's the very definition of the perfect vacation companion.
Here's why it should be on your shopping list, to convince you to come and test drive one at the dealership.
The big luxury
Yes, the Atlas gives you all the space you need. We wouldn't recommend it if it didn't, and we'll get back to the numbers a little later. However, beyond the generous space that allows you to travel in comfort, there is also the level of luxury offered by this vehicle that is quite impressive.
In fact, it's the environment of a top-of-the-line vehicle that the Atlas offers, and on the road, the smoothness of the ride is exceptional, as is the level of soundproofing.
Of course, what sets the Atlas apart is its seven-seat configuration. And we're not talking about extra space in the back; comfort is decent. If you're traveling with a family, it gives you room to breathe. Then, if you're traveling with four people, you can put the third row seats down and enjoy a cargo volume of 1,571 liters, the equivalent of several compact or sub-compact SUVs.
And if you especially need space to carry your belongings, 2741 liters of volume are freed up when you lay down the second row seats.
When you decide to take a larger vehicle on the road, fuel economy is always a concern. With the Atlas, you can put that aside, as the 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that powers it offers enough power (235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque), but more importantly, a reasonable average at the pump. Roughly speaking, we're talking about 9.5 L/100 km on the highway, which is excellent.
And if you need towing capabilities, you can always opt for a 3.6-litre V6 engine version. With this powertrain, it's possible to hitch 5,000 pounds to the back.
In truth, the Atlas offers you the best of both worlds. And the Volkswagen effect is powerful with this vehicle, while behind the wheel, you understand just how much German engineering goes into this model.