2019 LA Auto Show: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport | Consumer Reports

2019 LA Auto Show: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport | Consumer Reports


The 2020 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport is a sleeker,
five-passenger version of the larger,
three-row Atlas SUV. Even though the Cross Sport
sits about two inches lower and is two inches shorter than
the larger, three-row Atlas, it doesn’t give up any
of the functionality. In fact, second row
passengers have more leg room than in the larger SUV. That’s because the wheelbase,
the space between the two wheels, is the
same exact length. In addition, even
though the bodywork is more slanted than
that of the bigger Atlas, rear cargo space is
remarkably similar. The Cross Sport’s available
with two engines– a 235 horsepower
turbo-charged four cylinder, or a 276 horsepower V6 engine. Both use an 8 speed
automatic transmission. And front wheel
drive is standard, with all wheel drive optional. In our tests of the
V6-powered Atlas, we found that the
engine did the job. But it was neither
a fuel economy champ nor an acceleration standout. The Cross Sport’s cabin has
the latest Volkswagen look found in other recently
redesigned models. There’s a big, easy
to use touchscreen flanked by soft touch buttons
and knobs for tuning and volume control. In addition, we like that
Volkswagen included big knobs and buttons for the air
conditioning and heating controls. One other standout
feature of the Cross Sport is that it comes with
standard forward collision warning, automatic emergency
braking, and blind spot warning. Consumer Reports really
commends automakers when they make these features
standard on all trips. Volkswagen has said that
the new Atlas Cross Sport will go on sale in spring 2020. For more on SUVs, check
out consumerreports.org.

13 thoughts on “2019 LA Auto Show: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport | Consumer Reports”

  1. I find this humorous. CR just ranked Atlas the worst SUV, yet this is posted. Why? There are so many other cars at the LA Auto Show.

  2. Lets wait till it can beat Toyota or ANY Japanese or Korean brand available. By then, the Chinese and Russians will be added to the list. Lets face it: European vehicles are a pain to own and we will not throw our hard earnt savings away.

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