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Volkswagen has recently unveiled their 2018 Atlas SUV in Santa Monica, California, ahead of the model’s 2017 spring launch.

As a 3-Row SUV that’s set to go into production at the manufacturer’s Chattanooga factory in Tennessee, the Atlas will be the largest vehicle VW has ever built in the U.S and its large body will help it compete with other large crossovers on the market. Compared to Skoda’s new Kodiaq, the Atlas is 340mm longer and 100mm wider with a length of 5,037mm and width of 1,979mm.

For size comparison, AutoGuide has put together a size chart of the Atlas and its main competitors.



Those of you outside of the U.S may not see the Atlas for a long while as it’s slated to go on sale in the states only for now. Chairman of Volkswagen America Hinrich J. Woebcken told Auto Express that the Atlas will be sold at a later date in the Middle East and Russia, but Western Europe is out of luck.

Once the ordering books are open, buyers can choose from two powertrains. A 2.0 litre direct-injection TSI turbo petrol engine that can crank out 234bhp (238 horsepower) will be available alongside a 3.6 litre naturally aspirated V6 which is rated for 275bhp or 280 ponies. Both will be paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox in either Front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configurations.

Prices, fuel economy, and performance figures have not been released yet, but VW should release them once we’re closer to the Atlas’ release date.
 

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Definitely can't wait to take one of these for a test drive. Gonna have to see how that engine is going to haul this huge beast !
 

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Something is wrong with this list, how do they not have the Land Cruiser, Armada, Sequoia, and Yukon here, but yet they list the Pathfinder of all things. Yes the PF has 3 rows but it's just a mid-size crossover.
 

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I think I'll try to reserve my comments but the publication that posted the chart hasn't really been known for their input of great information... look at their reviews generally.
 

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I think I'll try to reserve my comments but the publication that posted the chart hasn't really been known for their input of great information... look at their reviews generally.
To some extent I can see how 1 or 2 of the non direct rivals can fit into a comparison but overall this should consist of direct rivals, ones that anyone looking at the Atlas would actually buy, not some numbers for numbers comparison. When was the last time your buying decision was numbers based on limited criteria? This is even more true when wherever you move in this segment, from a size perspective your not losing or gaining much, it's within an industry threshold.
 

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1 or 2 if that... why would you have a comparison of vehicles that you don't care to look at ? What's the point of the comparison then.
 
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