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Compare the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Near Detroit

Volkswagen Atlas Excels the Competition in Rochester Hills MI

Rivalry remains pretty heated these days in the full-size SUV segment. The playing field narrows significantly, however, upon entry of the Volkswagen Atlas, whose base Launch Edition shows itself a model to pull ahead of regulars like the Ford Explorer base, Honda Pilot LX, and Nissan Pathfinder S. When it's time to hit the road for adventure with the whole gang and a truckload of supplies in tow, we're sure you'll find the Volkswagen sport utility ready for the trip out of Rochester Hills.





Atlas Takes Point on Performance

VW Atlas charges out of the Detroit area with a 276-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 engine, comparable both to Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder, each with a 3.5-liter V6, as well as Ford Explorer, showcasing a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6. Though the other contenders have an edge in horsepower, Atlas shells out a more competitive 266 pound-feet of torque, ahead of all three. That means Atlas has better pulling power to cut across rugged terrain and tack into inclement weather. That's with a smaller 18.6-gallon fuel capacity than Honda Pilot or Nissan Pathfinder, and at comparable city, highway, and combined fuel economy to take you from Troy to Auburn Hills and beyond.

The Volkswagen Safety Commitment on Display

You'll find Volkswagen Atlas a model of drive-time security, and not only because of front and rear crumple zones, a rigid safety cage, and alloyed high-strength steel paneling. Atlas also earns a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the IIHS. That means Atlas took home the highest rating of Good on small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, head restraints, and seating crashworthiness testing. The Volkswagen SUV even boasts a Superior rating for front crash prevention when properly equipped, on par with Pilot and Pathfinder. Models like Ford Explorer fall behind, with a small overlap front rating of Moderate, front crash prevention rated only basic, and headlights classified by the IIHS as Poor.

Likewise, VW Atlas offers seven stability-enhancing systems as well as a Post-Collision Braking System and an Intelligent Crash Response System, each standard, ensuring peace of mind with cabin preparations in advance of, during, and after an accident. Driver-assist options abound, too, from available Front Assist and elective blind spot monitoring to optional Rear Traffic Alert. Select models even build in the safe distancing capability of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist to remain on track, Park Assist and Park Pilot tech, and more. From day trips to Rochester to excursions around Sterling Heights, with Volkswagen Atlas, you'll find your ride well-protected.

An Interior Family-Friendly, with Space to Spare

If you're on the trail of a full-size SUV built comfortable and accommodating for the extended vacation's long haul, VW Atlas stands at the ready to accommodate your family and luggage alike. 96.8 cubic feet of max cargo volume burgeons in the capacious Atlas interior, more than ten cubic feet ahead of its nearest competitor. Even the 20.6 cubic feet behind the rear seating in Atlas pulls ahead of upstarts like Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder, within a mere 0.4 cubic feet of Ford Explorer.

You can count on the same for your fellow travelers. Sprawling out for the duration's a matter of course in Atlas, offering 153.7 cubic feet of max passenger volume. That's almost an additional cubic foot on Honda Pilot, an extra two on Ford Explorer, and more than 30 on Nissan Pathfinder.


Tech to Win the Day, No Matter What the Trim

When you take in the enormity of advanced technology at your fingertips in VW Atlas, our sport utility aficionados here at Fox Volkswagen of Rochester Hills are sure you'll see its potential for trips and treks across The Great Lake State.

Central to the Atlas cabin, a 6.5-inch touchscreen-equipped infotainment system presents with all the trappings of your entertainment prospects, from SiriusXM Satellite Radio support for expanded listening options to App-Connect support for seamless access to and control of myriad functions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility enables smartphone interface, too, so it's a breeze to queue your favorite mix for the trip. You can even opt for a Volkswagen Atlas model with an available 480-watt Fender Premium Audio System to take your beats to the next level. Factor in an available high-resolution 12.3-inch instrument cluster with navigation metrics support, and it's no trouble to keep your eyes on Atlas performance while they remain likewise on the road. Just set the SUV's available Climatronic® three-zone automatic climate control to make for an inviting cabin, and set a course.



Experience the Volkswagen Atlas at Fox Volkswagen of Rochester Hills

Ready to lap the Ford, Honda, and Nissan competition from behind the wheel of a new VW Atlas in Rochester Hills? Our Volkswagen dealer will be delighted to set you up for a test drive to remember. Stop by and visit us here at 773 S. Rochester Rd. today. We're just a short, scenic drive from nearby Troy, Auburn Hills, the Rochester area, Sterling Heights, and greater Detroit.