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
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
Hitting all the right notes doesn't necessarily equal a harmonious song.
The top range model gets Volkswagen's venerable VR6 six-cylinder.
Another taste of VW's big seven-seat ute.
The Beetle, Microbus, and Golf were fresh ideas. The Atlas is just a copycat.
When building a car for America, you can't design it for Europe.
Our first look at the Atlas. You will not shrug.