Another informative car review – this time it's the (drum roll please)……….

2018 Volkswagon Atlas V6 SEL

Considered a mid-size SUV, this fun ride gives you plenty of room for people & hauling things.


All info provided in the review is based on a one-week test drive.

The vehicle was provided in consideration for my overly-opinionated opinion.

2018 Volkswagon Atlas V6 SEL

Another car review – this time it's the (drum roll please)……….2018 Volkswagon Atlas V6 SEL Considered a mid-size SUV, this fun ride gives you plenty of room for people & hauling things. All info provided in the review is based on a one-week test drive. The vehicle was provided in consideration for my overly-opinionated opinion.

Considered a mid-size SUV, this fun ride gives you plenty of room for people & hauling things.

$40,890 Base Price
$1960 RLine Package Upgrade – 20″ alloy wheels, RLine bumpers, badging & trim, stainless steel pedal cluster
$43,775 Total Price (with $925 destination fee)


MPG: Up to 18 city / 25 highway
Towing capacity: 5,000 lbs
Front Wheel drive
VW Car-Net featuring App-Connection for smartphone

Upsides:
– Spacious seating – even in the third row
– Large cargo area – still room available even if 3rd row was up.
– Drives smaller than a mid-size SUV so I didn't feel like I was piloting a tank
– At one point I got up to 26MPG which is a super nifty number for a V6
– ThinkBlue Technology – helps gas mileage with tips and gamified training that helps driving behavior more sustainable
– Panoramic sunroof, a power passenger seat, front and rear parking sensors, and a low-speed reverse automated-braking system are standard for the SEL
– Very comfortable for those in the 2nd & 3rd row
– Great for road trips & lugging things
– The window blinds in the backseat are perfect for Sunny Colorado

Downsides:
– navigation system and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster are exclusive to the all-wheel-drive $49,665 Atlas V-6 SEL Premium
– The upgrade price for the R-Line package seems high for basically just buying VW branding, tires & a nifty foot pedal
– Interior is not overwhelming in luxury or style – somewhat – bland. Definitely needs a little pop for varying materials to make it stand out better
– The USB/storage area in console is small. Unless you have small hands, it's hard to use (and I have small hands – it was cramped
– V6 sometimes struggles for power (but does get great gas mileage)

Comparable to the Toyota Highland or the Buick Enclave, this addition to the CrossOver/Midsize SUV could stand for a little more sophistication on the interior design but compares pretty well to the competition and is an overall great car for active families with a great exterior look.

Thanks to Volkswagen and Automotive Media Solutions for the weeklong loan in exchange for my very very opinionated opinion.

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