2020 vs. 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
2020 Volkswagen Atlas 2019 Volkswagen Atlas


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


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  MPG (City/Highway)

20/24 * 20/26 *

2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Serving Milwaukee, WI

In 2018, the Volkswagen Atlas debuted and took its position at the top of the automaker’s SUV line. This midsize crossover SUV has three rows of seats and is perfectly equipped to give Milwaukee’s drivers the complete experience they crave. For 2020, the Atlas remains in its first generation, but it shows off a few thoughtful improvements that may influence your upcoming SUV selection. The Volkswagen of Milwaukee North team is standing by to help you compare the trims for both model years.


From a performance perspective, the 2019 and 2020 Atlas SUVs are identical. There are two powertrain possibilities available for both years. The 2.0-liter TFSI engine at the base level generates 248 horsepower, and the top powertrain is a 3.0-liter TFSI, V6 engine that will excite you with 335 horsepower. Your experience on the road with both of these powertrains will be impacted by Quattro all-wheel drive, an adaptive air suspension system, substantial ground clearance, and all-wheel steering. The drive select feature provides superior control over steering, the suspension system, and other components.


The exterior of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is identical to the 2020 model’s façade. This model is undeniably elegant with a confident, laid-back stance paired with lengthy, sophisticated personality lines through the sides. The grid façade on the front grille extends down to the metallic skid plate. The matrix headlights and rear lights have new animation functions. Chrome accent pieces run horizontally across the rear, and athletic personality lines beautify the sides. A power liftgate, power-adjusting side mirrors, a fin-style antenna, and other equipment are found across this SUV’s exterior.


With a look inside the cabins, you will quickly discover the most important differences between the 2019 and 2020 version. Across the three trims, the wireless hotspot and the Car-Net communication system are standard for the first time in the 2020 model year. There are also a few subtle changes to minor standard features in the new Atlas. Depending on the Atlas trim that you prefer, your SUV could be outfitted with a top-view camera, side assist, a surround sound system, memory functions, soft-close doors, a heads-up display screen, Android Auto, ambient lighting, a navigation system, Apple Car Play, a virtual cockpit, and numerous additional features.

The best way to explore the differences between the 2019 and 2020 Atlas trims is with an up-close look. We invite you to stop by Volkswagen of Milwaukee North to browse through our inventory and test drive the two Atlas powertrains available for these years. Please book an appointment with us today.

* Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.