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2023 Volkswagen Atlas Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Real review not professional one.

Bill, 04/18/2022
2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
111 of 116 people found this review helpful

Before buying my Atlas, I read every review and watched every YouTube video I could find almost to the point of obsession. I had a Ford expedition max previously with far too many problems with the EcoBoost engine. The common theme for the Atlas was that the engine was too sluggish. In my opinion, the engine is perfectly adequate (have V6) and will perform everything you need it too. The big test came when I needed to pass two semi-trucks at once. The car had no problem getting up to speed and at 104mph felt really solid, but yes it is slow compared to a Dodge Durango Hellcat. The Atlas is at home on the long road trips and after 7 hours of straight driving I had no aches or pains. The steering is precise and the ride is very smooth. I am on the bigger side and have plenty of room all the way around. I never feel cramped. In my opinion the vehicle looks far more expense than the price and I love how the interior is uncluttered and streamlined. I am not a big fan of the 12 inch tablet sticking out over the dashboard. The fit and finish have met all expectations, and I have yet to experience any creaks or other interior noises. Our neighbor who bought a 2021 Hyundai Palisade said the Atlas handles better and feels more confident in corners with less body roll. With my wife and three daughters in the Atlas we have plenty of room and my 12 year old prefers the third row to herself. The charging ports in the third row are a must. I found all the technology fairly easy to figure out and love the wireless Apple CarPlay. Knock on wood, I have had no problems yet with over 2000 miles. The two things I think need improvement are sometimes at lower speeds the transmission shift patterns are a little goofy, almost like the trans is confused for a second. Not the end of the world, but happens once is awhile. The other bothersome thing is the fake dual exhaust tips. To me it is just strange, either have dual exhaust or eliminate the fake chrome tips. Overall, I really like this vehicle and recommend adding it to your list of considerations. I know Kia and Hyundai get all the raving reviews, but for me it is the VW.

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5 out of 5 stars

This is the full size SUV you’re looking for.

Rick, 05/22/2022
2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
32 of 33 people found this review helpful

Largest interior short of a Tahoe. The Kia and Hyundai counterparts interior aren’t as spacious or as easy to access. Infotainment system with the wireless CarPlay is flawless. V6 is plenty if you’re not planning on street racing. Wish it got better gas mileage in current gas prices (~20).

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2022 VW Atlas ce W/Technology

Tom Tom, 01/18/2022
2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
18 of 18 people found this review helpful

8 hour drive to the beach and back. Atlas did not disappoint! All the latest technology. Love it!?!

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1 out of 5 stars

So many weird issues

MM186, 08/02/2023
2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE w/Technology 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
33 of 35 people found this review helpful

My 2022 Atlas is my second one after having a mostly good experience with my first one. However, this time I have had so many issues that driving it has become frustrating to downright frightening. My infotainment system would not reliably work (it would turn off and on, would sometimes take several minutes to turn on after turning the car on, or would sometimes not turn on at all) which also rendered the backup camera unusable when that happened. Then it had an issue with the anti-slip regulator turning on while I was driving slowly on local roads, which meant that I was pushing the gas pedal without any response from the car while in traffic. The dealer finally realized these two issues were connected and there was a loose electrical connection that was fixed. More recently I had an issue where the car turned off in the middle of the road while I was waiting to make a left hand turn and gave me a message to manually restart my engine. Now I feel like I am constantly waiting for the next issue to happen and hoping that it doesn't lead to an accident on the road. I've never felt less safe or comfortable in a new car than I do in this one.

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5 out of 5 stars

Very spacious

Diego Pena, 03/15/2022
2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE w/Technology 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

Got the Atas se tech package 2022 , brand new , Wife loves it , works perfect , size wise for our 6 people family , space in the trunk is good enough for our needs , panoramic roof is a nice view , kids love it , coming from another vehicle with a panoramic roof as well. Drive smooth, inside is great

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