The Volkswagen Atlas has consistently been one of our top-five ranked midsize three-row SUVs since its debut for the 2018 model year. It's maintained that status by way of its ample passenger and cargo room and easygoing driving style. Now for 2024, the Atlas gets a variety of updates that should increase its appeal.
It starts with an infusion of standard features that gives the Atlas a comprehensive set of equipment right off the jump. Check this out: ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, 12-inch touchscreen, 10.3-inch instrument cluster display, and a wireless charging pad now come on every trim level. That's impressive for a non-luxury family hauler.
There's also styling tweaks, with a new LED light bar and an illuminated VW logo in the center of the four-bar grille and on the tailgate coming on all trims except the base. But the base SE trim won't feel left out — it comes with LED daytime running lights and headlights with an adaptive front lighting system that illuminates to the side of the vehicle when the wheel turns. There's an elongated spoiler at the back of the roof to make the Atlas profile a touch sportier and new wheel designs ranging from 18 to 21 inches for every trim level.