The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas near Las Cruces NM has the Space Your Family Needs

May 10th, 2021 by

In late 2017 the all-new, American-built Volkswagen Atlas debuted in the U.S. as an option to the European-built VW Toureg. One of the largest midsize crossover SUVs, the three row Atlas was a big hit right off the bat, with its lower price tag and rugged style. Now that three years have passed, the company has updated the model to keep up with the competition, and the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas near Las Cruces NM is better than ever.


This refreshed Atlas received mainly aesthetic changes, such as more attractive styling and some additional amenities. The previously blocky front end now has a more rounded look and is more aligned with the Atlas Cross Sport and Tiguan’s looks. The grille has a much simpler and cleaner design with horizontal bars that extend into the restyled LED headlights. A new bumper and redesigned LED taillights compliment the rear end.
The Atlas is not only the biggest offering in Volkswagen’s lineup, it’s the most luxurious non-sedan you can currently get from VW (look to the Arteon for the top shelf VW sedan). It can seat up to seven passengers quite comfortably, and competes with the Mazda CX-9 and Subaru Ascent which also seat seven; along with the Honda Pilot and Kia Telluride/Hyundai Palisade, which both fit eight people.
The refreshed Atlas begins pricing at $31,545 (without destination fee) for the base S trim, which is standard equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, an 8-speed transmission, and front-wheel drive. There’s also the option of a 3.6 liter V6 engine for more power, which the Ascent and CX-9 don’t offer; although the Palisade andTelluride come with a V6 as standard. The price for an Atlas S with FWD and the V6 goes up to $34,745.
Prices top out at $50,691 for a top-of-the-line Atlas SEL Premium R-Line model that comes with 21-inch wheels, a 12 speaker Fender audio system, fully automated self-parking, a Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, and more. This model has nearly every feature and amenity you’d get in a similar Audi Q7 crossover (which is owned by VW, so they share the same engineering) but without the price tag of an Audi.
2021 Volkswagen Atlas near Las Cruces NM: Interior
The first thing you’ll notice inside is the sheer spaciousness. Opening the huge doors gives an easy entrance to an enormous cabin that can provide nearly 97 cubic feet of space when the second and third rows are folded down (the Audi Q7 only offers 69 ft3). Even with all the seats in the up position, there’s still more than 20 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

There’s also an impressive amount of passenger space in all three rows. With folding seatbacks and sliding bottoms that can be adjusted individually, the second row bench seat is flexible and comfy. And thanks to a folding and tilting mechanism built into it, the second row seat easily slides forward for easy access to the third row. Even the tallest passengers will have plenty of leg room, including in the way back third row.

Along with the abundance of space, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas near Las Cruces NM boasts a generous storage bin in the center console that will fit a laptop with room to spare. It also has side pockets and there are lots of other storage spots for small items.

The 2021 Atlas comes nicely equipped and well connected no matter which trim you select. The base S trim includes a 6.5-inch intuitive touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, a USB port, and a 6-speaker audio system. Move up to the SE or SEL trims and you get three more USB ports, an 8-inch screen, two additional speakers, and satellite radio. Cup holders abound throughout the cabin, and the Atlas comes with a multitude of standard and available driver assist and safety features.

When you’re ready to test drive the newly updated and more stylish 2021 VW Atlas, reach out to us at Fiesta Volkswagen. We’re easily located at 8201 Lomas Blvd NE in Albuquerque.

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