When we drove the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas earlier this year, we had an inkling of what the designed-for-America (and built in Tennessee) three-row crossover was going to cost — around $30,000 — but we’re just now getting the official pricing info.
There are a lot of ways to configure an Atlas, but a 235-hp, 2.0-liter FWD Atlas S starts at $31,425 and stretches up to a 276-hp, 3.6-liter VR6-powered AWD Atlas SEL Premium at $49,415; those prices, as with all prices listed here, include a $925 delivery fee.
Add in the $1,960 R-Line package (offered for SE and SEL trims), second-row captain's chairs ($625, for all SE and SEL trims) and more, and it can get pretty confusing. The basic trim breakdown is as follows:
Atlas S: The most basic model; 18-inch wheels, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone support. $31,425 gets you the 2.0-liter turbo-four and front-wheel drive. You can step up to a 3.6-liter VR6 engine and front-wheel drive for $32,825, or get the VR6 and AWD for $34,625.
Atlas S Launch: A limited-edition trim variant; similar to the above, but with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, a panoramic sunroof and more. The VR6 is the only engine option. $34,425 for front-wheel drive; 36,225 for all-wheel drive.
Atlas SE: Adds heated front seats, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot monitors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leatherette seats, and more. $34,515 for I4-powered FWD cars. VR6-powered: $35,915 for FWD, $37,715 for AWD.
Atlas SE with Technology: To the SE trim, the SE with Technology adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, remote start and more. $36,615 for I4-powered FWD cars. VR6-powered: $38,015 for FWD, $39,815 for AWD.
Atlas SEL: All of the SE with Technology trim goodies plus a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable passenger seat, driver’s seat and mirror memory functions, parking aids, a second-row 115v power outlet and more. I4-powered FWD cars: $40,085. VR6-powered: $41,815 for FWD, $43,615 for AWD.
Atlas SEL Premium: Loaded with the 12.3-inch VW Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, heated and vented front seats, heated rear seats, power-folding mirrors, 20-inch wheels, a Fender audio system and more. VR6-powered and AWD-equipped only; $49,415.