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Great packaging let down by a goofy ride

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a strange beast. It's both exactly what the company needs in the U.S. marketplace right now, and it's also a crossover that leaves us a bit cold. Crossovers aren't exactly a genre that engenders a great deal of passion in buyers concerned with practicalities, like fuel economy, interior storage, and safety. But the Atlas is more passionless than most, a strange turn for Volkswagen, a company whose most pedestrian vehicles have had some baked-in European goodness. Tha

Quick Spin

This is the right model for Volkswagen at just the right time.

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Official

It's one of the most affordable three-rows available.

The top range model gets Volkswagen's venerable VR6 six-cylinder.

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Coming to dealers in May 2017.

Expect a loaded, all-wheel-drive V6 model to cost around $48,000.

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Volkswagen's three-row Atlas SUV will be available with the R-Line trim.

Opinion

Following the market is the opposite of what made VW's historical successes.

The Beetle, Microbus, and Golf were fresh ideas. The Atlas is just a copycat.

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When building a car for America, you can't design it for Europe.

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