The market is continually changing, but now that minivans and traditional sport utilities no longer dominate the 3-row family segment, others are working to get in on the new deal. Previously dominated by Toyota and Honda, new competition for the 3-row crossover market is coming from others, including Volkswagen. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas marks the German make’s entry into the segment and it’s a big step up. Literally.
We drove both the Volkswagen Atlas Premium with all-wheel drive and the VW Atlas R-Line in front-wheel drive. Both commendably-done three-row options. The Atlas has room for improvement, but it has room for a lot of other things as well.