The New Volkswagen Atlas

America is a unique country, and we like it that way.   We have unique needs that reflect the vastness our country, and all of the duties that we require for our vehicles.   For the last number of years you, our customer, have asked for something larger than the Touareg, a true three-row crossover so that you can stay within the Volkswagen family as your family and needs grow.  Now, it’s here, meet the new Volkswagen Atlas.

Built on the same MQB platform that is the basis for the Alltrack and Golf, the Atlas has the on-road capabilities in ride, handling, and refinement that you’ve come to expect with Volkswagen.  Because of this unique chassis, Volkswagen was able to maximize interior space, while keeping the exterior size reasonable.  Look at any other true three-row crossover on the market today and you will see just how huge they have become, the Atlas maintains the athletic build and size that you have come to expect from Volkswagen.

Bud Brown Volkswagen President Phil Brown had this to say, “The Atlas is a significant addition to our [Volkswagen] model lineup. We’re confident that customers looking for a seven passenger SUV will appreciate the well-crafted car’s innovative features, spacious interior and competitive pricing.”

On the inside, the new Atlas is a true three-row crossover.   Full-size adults, not just pre-teen children can sit comfortably in the third row, Lawrence Ulrich from had this to say, “The most cavernous, easy-access third row I’ve experienced in this segment. We stuck Atlas product manager Jim Burch— all six feet seven inches of him— in the third row, and while his knees were a bit stressed, he had headroom to spare. Trust me: Most six-foot-four men could spend hours in the third row with little complaint.”


The style is clean and functional with an emphasis on premium feel.  A new eight-inch infotainment display gives you the latest in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  Also available as an option is the new 12.3-inch customizable digital cockpit that Volkswagen has borrowed from sister company Audi.  As good as it looks in photos, in real life, it’s at another level!

The second row has available Captain’s chairs, along with 7.7 inches of fore and aft movement, it can even tilt and fold while a child seat is secured.

Powering the Atlas is the 3.6-liter VR6 engine, developing 276 horsepower and 266 ft/lb of torque. Also available is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine in front-wheel-drive models only.  The V6 engine is available in front drive and the Volkswagen 4Motion all-wheel-drive system.  The 4MOTION AWD version also features a Drive Mode Selection.  In “Onroad” mode you can select Eco, Normal, Sport and Individual.  There are also “Snow”, “Offroad” and “Custom Offroad” settings.  The Atlas isn’t built to run The Baja 1000, King Of The Hammers or rock crawl in Moab, however, it is fully capable of taking you and your family up and around any mountain pass, or National Park trail to get you to your favorite camping spot.

Pricing for the Volkswagen Atlas begins at $31,555.

We can’t wait to show you the all-new Atlas. it’s the 7 passenger SUV that Kansas City Volkswagen owners have been asking for.  Contact us at Bud Brown Volkswagen today and you will see why our new VW crossover is creating so much buzz.


Pricing excludes $1,195 Destination Charge.

S – Starting at $31,555
2.0-liter turbocharged engine
18” wheels
LED Headlights
Rearview camera
6.5 Composition Color Head Unit
App Connect (Android Auto/Apple CarPlay)

SE – $34,905
Leatherette Seating
10-way power driver seat
Blind spot warning
8’’ Composition Media Head Unit
5 door Kessy (keyless entry/start/stop)

SE w/ Technology Package – $36,945
Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Front Collision Warning & Autonomous Emergency Braking
Lane Assist
Power lift gate
Remote start

SE w/ R-Line Package – $39,745
Standard 3.6-liter V6
R-Line bumpers and badging
Remote start
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

SEL – $42,425
4MOTION all-wheel-drive system
Panoramic roof
Memory driver seat
Park Distance Control front and rear
Rain sensing wipers
Easy-open liftgate
Towing package

SEL w/R-Line Package – $44,025
Standard 3.6-liter V6
R-Line bumpers and badging
Panoramic sunroof
8″ touchscreen navigation system

SEL Premium – $47,225
4MOTION all-wheel-drive system
20’’ wheels
LED taillights
Leather seating surfaces
Parking Assist
VW Digital Cockpit
Fender Audio

SEL Premium R-Line – starting at $50,725
21-inch two-tone machined alloy wheels
Black accented R-Line bumpers
Signature R-Line badging
Stainless-steel pedal caps.

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