Volkswagen's Atlas is a formidable competitor among three-row SUVs, putting size, functionality, and competitive pricing front and center.
The Atlas drives well, with a comfortable ride and surprisingly agile handling for its size.
The cabin is quiet and very accommodating, including a true third-row seat that's fit for adults.
A unique, effortlessly articulating second row allows a clear access path to the way back.
The controls are a model of clarity, with an easy-to-use infotainment system.
Though the V6 engine and smooth eight-speed automatic make the Atlas feel lively during everyday driving, its acceleration trails competitors and its 20 mpg overall fuel economy is not outstanding.
Towing capacity is a generous 5,000 pounds.
Advanced safety features, including forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking, are available.