Originally Posted by Graceann Albrecht Vavalle
Hi, We are looking to purchase a 2019 atlas premium but are a little concerned as some of the reviews seem quite harsh. We loved to car but we are worried as it seems that all we read are negative reviews. Is there anyone that is very happy with their Atlas? We would love some input and advice. Price for a premium was 51,400....down to 44750. Thank you!!!
Bought our 2019 Atlas S 4Motion in December and have no regrets. We live in Central California and currently have made a trip to LA, one to San Diego, and just returned from Kansas City. Just coming up on 8,000 miles and gas mileage has averaged about 24 mpg. Everyone that's ridden in it is impressed by the styling, ride comfort, roominess, and ease of 3rd row access.
There have been zero problems, issues, or concerns. None of the noises, electronic glitches, rattles, leaks, failures of any kind, mentioned by others have ever occurred with our Atlas. Just received a recall for a fix on the headlight adjusting screws, but this is the only one to date.
I know this is the base model and higher trim levels may have more potential for issues because of the many additional features. We wanted the cloth seats, factory tow package, 4 Motion, and V6. The S trim and pricing were perfect for our needs.
I feel many of the first production year issues were addressed by VW, and the 2019 models don't seem to bring on near the negative threads that the 2018 models did. The 2019s also have some safety features added that the 2018 didn't offer.
I highly recommend the Atlas and hope this may help with your decision.