2018 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Specs and Performance
If you’ve been waiting for VW to finally unveil it’s new three-row SUV, then it’s time to rejoice, as the wraps have finally been taken off this highly anticipated model. Though we will know much more once we get closer to its on-sale date in the spring of 2017, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has been unveiled with a number of details regarding its engine specs and performance features that are enough to get excited about for now.
2018 VW Atlas Engine Options
The Atlas will release with two different engine options, each paired with an 8-speed transmission. Both provide plenty of power, but this does give you the ability to choose between more power or better fuel efficiency.
The standard power plant is a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit delivering 238 horsepower. An available 3.6-liter VR6 puts you in control of an increased 280 horsepower. Although fuel economy figures should no doubt differ between these two engines, official EPA estimates are not yet available. Those should be released a bit closer to the model’s on-sale date in the spring.
VW Atlas Performance Features and Capabilities
Now, the Atlas is designed and engineered as a family midsize SUV, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some rugged driving capabilities. After all, you never know what conditions you might have to drive in or on.
For one, Volkswagen’s impressive 4Motion AWD system will be available on models equipped with the more powerful VR6 engine option. This is a great system and will go a long way to providing you with a surefooted feeling in adverse driving conditions.
On top of that, the 4Motion system has a Driving Mode Selection feature. Complete details on this feature specifically for the Atlas have not been made available, but it should help you to tailor your SUVs driving parameters to better suit your driving needs and the driving conditions.
We look forward to sharing more information with you about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas as it becomes available in the future. If you’d like to stay updated on the model’s availability to experience these engine and performance specs for yourself, feel free to contact us at Findlay Volkswagen.