Just joined the forum today after test-driving an AWD V6 Atlas yesterday. We drove the SEL, non premium and my wife and I were both really impressed. This vehicle checked every box on the list that we made for a 3 row. Power, while not "throw back in the seat", was satisfactory for us. Overall, the Atlas seems like a great value.
I get home and do more research and find ALL SORTS of complaints with powertrain, transmission, overall cheap "clunky" sounds that are rearing their ugly heads after a few weeks of ownership. These seem to be hit and miss, but overall quite a lot of poor reviews online from owners.
So I've come here to ask this community, Would you buy an Atlas again? The more answers I get here, the better.
I really want to love this car, but I'm deciding between the Atlas and the new gen Mazda CX-9. We also really love that vehicle, but there are a few features that make the Atlas more appealing to us.
Of course, if the Atlas's reliability is as dodgy as it sounds, I will have no issues looking elsewhere.
So please take a moment and let me know likes, dislikes, and overall impressions of the VW Atlas. Would you buy it again knowing what you know now?