2020 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas: What's New?

A 2020 VW Atlas beside a 2019 VW Atlas

The Volkswagen Atlas continues to rank as one of the top midsize SUVs on the market. To help you decide which model to purchase, we will look at both the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas as well as the 2019 Atlas. At Bob Penkhus Volkswagen, we want you to know the pricing differences, new features and powertrain options between these two VW Atlas models.

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Release Dates

2020 VW Atlas:

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas was released early January 2020. The new 2020 Atlas is available for purchase now in Colorado Springs at Bob Penkhus Volkswagen. Contact us and schedule a test drive today.

2019 VW Atlas

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas was released at the end of 2018 and is available for purchase in Colorado Springs. We still have some new models, but you could save even more if you buy a used 2019 VW Atlas.

 

Highlights

2020 VW Atlas

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas comes with more standard technology when compared to the 2019 model.

 

2019 VW Atlas

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas featured more standard safety technology than the previous 2018 model year.

Prices

2020 VW Atlas:

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas starting price is just $32,565 for the S trim or $35,715 for the SE. If you prefer the SEL, you are looking at an Atlas starting price of $41,815.

2019 VW Atlas:

The MSRP of a 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is $30,895, with the top-of-the-line SEL Premium starting at $48,395.

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MPG Ratings

2020 VW Atlas:

With front-wheel-drive (FWD) and the base 2.0L engine, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas mpg is rated at 20/26 mpg. If you prefer to upgrade to the V6 engine, expect numbers around 17/24 mpg instead. Both model years feature the same engine options.

 

2019 VW Atlas:

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas provides exceptional fuel economy numbers as well. With the base 2.0L engine and front-wheel-drive, you will see mpg numbers around 20/26. Upgrading to the V6 changes the results to 17/24 mpg instead.

Driver-Assist Features

2020 VW Atlas:

The new, advanced safety features that now come standard on the 2020 VW Atlas include post-collision braking, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and a rearview camera.

 

2019 VW Atlas:

Driver-assist features that come standard on a 2019 Volkswagen Atlas include post-collision braking, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking and a rearview camera.

Towing Capacity

2020 VW Atlas:

When the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is properly equipped, you can tow 5,000 pounds.

 

2019 VW Atlas:

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas can tow 5,000 pounds with the proper equipment.

Engine Power

2020 VW Atlas:

There are two available 2020 Volkswagen Atlas engines. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder pumps out 235 horsepower, while the 3.6-liter V6 outputs 276 horsepower instead. These both pair to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

 

2019 VW Atlas:

You can choose the 235-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine or opt for the 276-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 instead. Both of these engines come equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Exterior Design

2020 VW Atlas:

Nothing much has changed with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas style. We might even see the same eight exterior color options available with the previous model.

2019 VW Atlas:

You have eight exterior color choices with the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Choose from Pure White, Pacific Blue Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Reflex Silver Metallic, Platinum Gray Metallic, Terra Brown Metallic, Tourmaline Blue Metallic and Fortana Red.

Interior Improvements

2020 VW Atlas


Comfort:

The seats are just as comfortable as they were in the 2019 Atlas.

Seating:

As with the previous year, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is going to provide room for seven occupants.

Cargo space:

There is a lot of room inside the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. You will find 20.6 cubic feet behind the back seats, and 55.5 cubic feet behind the second row. If you put down both back rows, you will have 96.8 cubic feet of room.

2019 VW Atlas


Comfort:

The seats are comfortable in every row of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas.

Seating:

You can seat seven occupants comfortably in the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas with three-rows for family/passengers.

Cargo space:

Behind the back row, you will have 20.6 cubic feet of cargo room. Behind the second row, there is 55.5 cubic feet, but if you put both rows down, you gain 96.8 cubic feet instead.

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Trims & Configurations

2020 VW Atlas:

There will be three trim levels to choose from with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. You can drive the S, SE or SEL. All models of the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas SUV provide seven seats across three rows.

2019 VW Atlas:

You can choose from 5 trim levels on your 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Opt for the S, SE, SE with Technology, SEL or SEL Premium. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is a three-row SUV with seven-passenger seating as well.

the interior seating of a 2020 vs. 2019 VW Atlas

Buy a New or Used VW Atlas

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas for sale in Colorado Springs provides everything your busy family needs. Stop by Bob Penkhus Volkswagen to find out about the latest Atlas sales and we will help you save even more with this popular VW SUV. If you want to save money, we recommend looking at the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas models for sale in Colorado Springs. It was the first year that the VW Atlas was offered, but it still includes a lot of the technology you want at a lower price. Otherwise, you could check out the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas models that we still have for sale.

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Lease A New VW Atlas

To save money on your monthly payment, consider a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas lease instead. You can use the savings to upgrade to a higher trim level or add extra technology.

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