2024 Volkswagen Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Under the Hood
The Atlas used to be offered with a choice of two engines; for the 2024 model year, the previous 4-cylinder and V6 are replaced by a new powerplant. A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivers 269 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, teamed with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The new engine produces similar horsepower to the outgoing V6, and torque has increased by 28 percent. With the added torque, the new engine will move the Atlas to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds — not lightning fast, but almost one second quicker than the outgoing model.

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