The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is offered in S, SE, and SEL trim, each with a few variants. A lightly-optioned Atlas is a good value. High-end models are costly and don’t provide the special feel we expect at upward of $45,000.
We rate the Atlas at 7 out of 10, giving it points for its good base specification and for a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty that includes two years of free maintenance.
The base Atlas S costs about $32,000, though adding the V-6 and all-wheel drive hikes that to more than $35,000. Standard fare includes cloth upholstery, a 6.5-inch touchscreen for infotainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, active safety features, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Family buyers may want to step up to the Atlas SE for about $1,500 more that adds automatic climate control, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, three more USB ports…