2022 Volkswagen Atlas

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Volkswagen Atlas highlights

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  • Spacious interior with plenty of room across all three rows
  • Handles well yet remains comfortable
  • Straightforward cabin design


  • Even the optional V6 feels sluggish
  • Lacks the thrifty performance of its competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 23 highway, 19 combined

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All Volkswagen Atlas years

What is new for the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas?

  • The Atlas is available in a new trim called the SEL R-Line Black.
  • The 2.0T S, 2.0T SE, 2.0T SEL, S, SE R-Line, and SEL Premium trims have been discontinued for 2022.
  • The SEL Premium R-Line trim now comes with Power Seat(s), Fold-Away Third Row, Leatherette Seats, Side Airbags, Panoramic Sunroof, and Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The SE w/Tech trim now comes with Tow Hitch as standard equipment.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas trims

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  • 235-hp, 258-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Side Airbags
  • Cruise Control
  • Third Row Seat
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • View our Volkswagen Atlas SE inventory

SE w/Tech:


  • Includes all features available on the SE w/Tech
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Memory Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • View our Volkswagen Atlas SEL inventory

SEL R-Line:

SEL R-Line Black:

SEL Premium R-Line:

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas

1. Spacious interior

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas boasts a seriously spacious interior, with three rows of seats that can comfortably accommodate up to seven passengers. The Atlas is a great choice for families, carpooling for work, hauling all your friends, or anyone who needs plenty of space for people or gear. There is 20.6 cu-ft behind the third row, and the second and third rows can be folded down to create a huge 98.6 cu-ft, so you can easily transport large items like furniture or bicycles.

2. Drivetrain options

The 2022 Atlas comes with a standard turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. You can also look out for the optional 3.6L V6 engine that puts out 276 hp and 266 lb-ft. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and there's available all-wheel drive if you need extra stability in all weather conditions.

3. Driver assistance features

The 2022 VW Atlas comes with a range of standard and available driver assistance features, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. These features act like a co-pilot that's with you on every drive. This gives you peace of mind when changing lanes on the highway or taking on city parking maneuvers.

4. Impressive technology

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is loaded with useful technology features, including either a standard 6.5-inch, or optional (at every trim) 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Autocompatibility, multiple USB ports, and an available Wi-Fi hotspot.

You can also find optional features like a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a huge panoramic sunroof, a Fender® premium audio system, and wireless charging for your phone.

5. Do anything versatility

The 2022 Atlas is a highly versatile SUV that can handle a wide range of tasks and activities. Whether you're going on a cross-country road trip, running errands around town, or towing a trailer, the Atlas has the space, power, and features you need to get the job done. With the V6 engine, the Atlas has a maximum estimated towing capacity of 5,000 lbs when properly equipped.

With its comfortable ride, refined handling, and advanced technology, the Atlas is a great choice for families, adventurers, and anyone looking for a capable and versatile SUV.

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Volkswagen Atlas features and specs

SE w/Tech 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Quad Seats
  • Remote Start
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.5"/M 37.6"/R 33.7"

Head room

F 41.3"/M 40.4"/R 38.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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