2024 Volkswagen Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
On the Road
The updated Atlas gets more torque from its new turbocharged engine than the previous version, but it still feels sluggish off the line. Pulling into heavy traffic can be slightly stressful, since it takes much longer to get moving than expected. However, once underway the crossover’s performance improves dramatically. Punching the throttle from 40 mph provides a much better experience, with the transmission downshifting for strong acceleration. Passing vehicles on a two-lane road isn’t a problem for the Atlas.

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