2022 Volkswagen Atlas Specs Breakdown and Why It’s the Perfect SUV for the Spring

April 4th, 2022 by

2022 VW Atlas driving up a hill

And How to Test Drive the VW Atlas at a Volkswagen Dealership Near You

Finding the perfect SUV for you and your family this spring is easier than you may think.

If you haven’t already heard, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is already making a huge splash this year with its powerful performance, massive storage capability, and top-of-the-line safety and convenience features. It’s the SUV that makes other SUVs green with envy.

So, what exactly makes the 2022 iteration of the VW Atlas so special? And what makes it the perfect vehicle for spring family getaways?

Let’s check some of the most relevant specs with a little breakdown of one of our biggest vehicles.

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas At-a-Glance

What do Texas drivers want out of their SUVs?

Well, we want power, for starters. Lots of it. And we for sure need to have plenty of storage. Just like the great state of Texas, an SUV should be big and bold and able to handle itself when put to the test. For the sake of comparison, we’ll put the VW Atlas SE (the base level trim) up against the VW Atlas SEL Premium R-Line.

2022 VW Atlas SE

Starting MSRP: $34,335
Engine: SE 2.0L Turbo 8-speed Auto with Tiptronic
Transmission type: Automatic
Fuel economy: 21 city/25 highway
Drivetrain: FWD
Horsepower: 235 (using premium gasoline)*
Torque: 258 lb-ft.*
Towing capacity: 2,000 lbs./up to 5,000 lbs. (depending on configuration)
Cargo volume: up to 96.8 cubic ft. (with seats folded down)
Wheel diameter: 18”

*The VW Atlas SE can be upgraded to SE with 4MOTION® 2.0L Turbo 8-speed Auto with Tiptronic engine, which would improve performance

2022 VW Atlas SEL Premium R-Line

Starting MSRP: $51,505
Engine: 4MOTION® 3.6L V6 8-speed Auto with Tiptronic
Transmission type: Automatic
Fuel economy: 17 city/23 highway
Drivetrain: AWD
Horsepower: 276
Torque: 266 lb-ft.
Towing capacity: 2,000 lbs./up to 5,000 lbs. (depending on configuration)
Cargo volume: up to 96.8 cubic ft. (with seats folded down)
Wheel diameter: 21”

The big takeaway here is that the VW Atlas SEL Premium R-Line includes a more powerful engine, which means that drivers are going to get more get-up-and-go when they get behind the wheel. Additionally, the SEL Premium R-Line is all-wheel drive and includes a trailer hitch with up to 5,000 lbs. of towing capacity. It also features the R-Line trim, which is a racing inspired trim that uses the most premium design elements and materials.

Other Features You Get with the 2022 VW Atlas

The great thing about the VW Atlas is that you’re going to get an all-around fantastic SUV, regardless of the trim level you select. VW engineers and designers went the extra mile to ensure this is the safest and most intelligent VW SUV to date.

IQ.DRIVE comes standard on all trims of the Volkswagen Atlas. Think of IQ.DRIVE as that extra set of eyes on the road keeping a look-out for other cars and potential hazards. It features:

  • Travel Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Active Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Front Assist
  • Emergency Assist (automatic transmission only)
  • Lane Assist

And with myVW, you’ll have plenty of remote commands and features available for your VW Atlas right through your phone. Some of the top ones include:

  • Request for roadside assistance
  • Routine maintenance and service reminders
  • Vehicle alerts
  • Remote locking and unlocking
  • Last parked location (great for stadiums and big parking lots)

Step Into Carefree Coverage Your Brand-New Volkswagen

Purchasing a new VW Atlas (or any VW, for that matter) means you get one of America’s leading vehicle warranties – Carefree Coverage. The coverage breaks down as follows:

2 yrs. Service – Scheduled Carefree Maintenance (2 years or 20,000 miles)
3 yrs. Help – Roadside Assistance (3 years or 36,000 miles)
4 yrs. Coverage – New Vehicle Limited Warranty (4 years or 50,000 miles)
5 yrs. Access – myVW Remote Access

When you visit the Volkswagen service center, Carefree Coverage will appear in your records, making the process of getting service simple and easy.

Ready to Check Out a Volkswagen Atlas? Head Down to VW Cypress!

The power, storage, and safety features of the VW Atlas are why many reviewers and drivers are calling it the ultimate road trip vehicle. If you have plans to make a cross-country journey or trip to the lake this spring, you can’t go wrong with having the Atlas.

You’ll have more than enough room to pack in your camping equipment and passengers with plenty of infotainment features to keep your party entertained on the road.

So, what’s the next step? A test drive, of course!

Come down to VW Cypress at 19550 Northwest Fwy. in Houston. You can also call us at 281-532-8824 or email us directly using the contact form on our website. We have the VW Atlas in various trim levels, the exciting new VW Atlas Cross Sport, and plenty of other SUVs to check out.

Looking For a Used Volkswagen Dealership Near You? Visit VW Cypress!

Not yet in the market for a new car? No problem! VW Cypress has plenty of used cars and certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. And don’t forget to check out our specials for more great deals on VW products and services.

Finally, if you are a current VW owner in need of routine maintenance, repair, or service – contact the VW service center to set up your appointment today. They’ll be happy to help you out.

Important notification to our customers: Volkswagen Cypress SALES operations will move into its new location at 11411 Farm to Market 1960 West, Houston TX on August 1st, 2022. SERVICE operations will stay in the current building until Fall 2022 and then will be moved to 10828 Steepletop Drive, Houston TX just one minute away from the SALES building.

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