Does the 2018 VW Atlas Come with a Diesel Engine?
Sophisticated, spacious, and fun-to-drive, the 2018 VW Atlas perfectly combines the high-performance engineering that drivers expect from a Volkswagen vehicle, paired with the innovative design you search for in a family midsize SUV.
Norm Reeves Volkswagen is committed to providing you with the best information on all our high-quality vehicles. If you’re a driver near Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Newport Beach who places performance high on their list of important features, you might be asking, does the VW Atlas come with a diesel engine? The short answer is no, it doesn’t. What it does provide though, we know you’re going to love. Continue reading to learn more!
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Options
The standard base trim comes equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged TSI® engine. While it’s designed to look trim, that doesn’t mean it can’t pack a sizeable punch, providing an impressive 235 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque.
The 3.6-liter V6 engine produces 276 horsepower with 266 lb-ft of torque. This behemoth packs enough power and acceleration to get you and your family anywhere you need to go without taking a big hit to your gas tank.
Whether you’re hauling the family camper up to the mountains for a weekend retreat or loading up some close friends for a night out in the city, the 2018 VW Atlas will get you there in comfort with features including:
- 8-speed Automatic Transmission with Sport Mode and Tiptronic®. With an already remarkably comfortable ride, Sport Mode increases the vehicle’s handling and responsiveness while traveling down winding roads, while Tiptronic® allows you to easily shift to manual, giving you increased control.
- Huge Towing Capacity. When properly configured, the VW Atlas can provide a max towing capacity up to 5,000 pounds.
- 4MOTION® with Active Control. An easy-to-use dial allows you to adjust up to four different all-wheel-drive settings that focus the engine’s power between the front and back wheels. So, no matter the road conditions, you can drive with complete confidence.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas Design and Comfort
The overall design of the VW Atlas makes it a great vehicle for both long-distance trips or weekday carpooling. It comfortably fits up to seven passengers with second-row captain’s chairs and easy access third-row seating. The VW Atlas also provides up to 96.8 cubic feet of configurable cargo space, so you’ll have no trouble loading up just about anything.
The cabin’s climate system provides vents for all three rows, and USB and power points are located throughout the cabin, making it easy to connect to your favorite devices from wherever you’re seated. The 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display comes with advanced features like: VW Car-Net® App-Connect, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™.
Test Drive the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
With two engine options providing top-of-the-line engineering, towing, and ultra-responsive handling, the 2018 VW Atlas is sure to exceed your performance expectations. Add to this an ultra-spacious design with enough advanced tech to please the entire family, and you have the makings of the perfect midsize SUV.
If you’re a driver near Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Newport Beach interested in taking a closer look, stop by Norm Reeves Volkswagen or schedule a test drive today!