2021 Volkswagen Atlas near Mobile, AL

When the Volkswagen Atlas was introduced in 2018, it represented a departure from the status quo for how the automaker designed and built crossover SUVs. When the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas near Mobile, AL arrives at the Team Gunther VW showroom, it will still be a part of the vehicle’s first generation, but it will feature a refreshed exterior style and some updated technology. The manufacturer will start delivering the 2021 Atlas during the second quarter of 2020 and it will have a base price of just over $31,000. Future owners will have eight distinct trim grades to choose from when the 2021 Atlas arrives at the dealership. Not only will the 2021 VW Atlas feature a lot of standard connectivity technology, but also several premium options will be available. Customers can start the pre-ordering process today by calling, 855-660-8226.

“The Atlas has been a huge success story for Volkswagen of America, helping us to position the brand with a greater emphasis on the family-friendly SUVs that consumers are buying,” Scott Keogh, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, said in a press release. “This refreshed model brings all the functionality of the previous model, and ups the ante with new technology and more style.”

The biggest change VW made to the 2021 Atlas was to the vehicle’s exterior that now features refreshed front and rear bumpers that have added three inches to the vehicle's overall length as well as the automaker’s new three-bar grille design. Buyers will also be able to have the Volkswagen 4Motion® attached to models of the 2021 Atlas that use either available engine platform.

 

A rear right quarter photo of the V6 badge used on the back of the 2021 Atlas.

Performance Specs

Volkswagen is still using the same two powertrain options in the 2021 Atlas. Base models will employ a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. These versions will make 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine is also available that uses the same gear-changer. It will make 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.

A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2021 Atlas.

Available Technology

Naturally, a smartphone-compatible infotainment system is going to be standard equipment in the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas offering access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The 2021 Atlas also makes a Wi-Fi hotspot available on all trim grades. Additionally, the 2021 Atlas makes several active safety systems available including forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking and rear traffic alert.