The Atlas starts at $30,500.
Volkswagen has released pricing information for the brand-new 2018 Atlas.
The German brand's biggest SUV starts at $30,500 when it's equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. The base S trim comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, LED headlights, a rear-view camera, a 6.5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, cruise control, and tinted windows. The S model can be upgraded with the 3.6-liter V6 engine for $31,900, while adding all-wheel drive raises that figure to $33,700. However, the entry-level Atlas S won't be available right away.
Currently, the cheapest Atlas is the S Launch model, which starts at $33,500. Available for a short time only, it builds on the S trim with a panoramic sunroof, a HomeLink transceiver, an eight-inch touch screen, and a three-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio. All-wheel drive bumps the Launch model's price up to $35,300.
The lineup includes SE, SE with Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium trims. Priced at $48,490, the range-topper receives a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 20-inch alloys, navigation, LED tail lights, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, automatic high beams, a 12-speaker Fender audio system, and a surround-view camera, among other features.
The list of option packages includes captain's chairs, which replace the second-row bench seat, black alloy wheels, and an R-Line package that gives the Atlas a sportier look.
Note: Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition pictured.