While they were initially a fad, crossovers SUVs such as the VW Atlas continue to be a fan favorite in and around Auburn, ME. No doubt, the decent usability, plush interior design, and responsive engine performance are a great attraction to loads of suburban households searching for a family and cargo hauler.

Both the 2021 and 2020 versions continue to dominate the segment to practical lengths. We sought to compare the VW Atlas models. Here's what to expect with the 2021 and 2020 VW Atlas inventory at Rowe Volkswagen Auburn.

Engine Performance


Like the predecessor, the 2020 VW Atlas is also available with similar engine options for capable driving in and around Lewistown. The only variation is the front-wheel-drive for the base engine model. Still, the 2020 V-6 engine gives you the pick of both options; a front or all-wheel-drive.


VW offers a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of an impressive 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. You could also opt for the much potent 3.6liter V6 engine, which pumps out 276 horsepower plus 266 lb-ft of torque. On both engines, the latest Atlas has Brunswick SUV enthusiasts running on an eight-speed automatic transmission and a front-wheel drivetrain, with an AWD optional.

Interior Features


The 2020 VW Atlas has plenty of room, considering the SUV comes as a seven-seater with supportive hauling, thanks to the spacious three-row arrangement. There is a two-row body style available with the smaller Atlas Cross Sport trim option with five seats.

You can also be sure that the cargo space is impressive enough, with 20.6 cubic feet behind the third row and 55.5 cubic feet of space with the back row folded. If you fold all the seats down, you get up to 96.8 cubic feet of space to haul your cargo around Freeport.


Similarly, the 2021 VW Atlas comes with a seven-seating capacity from the three-row body design. However, there is an option for a two-row design with similar dimensions as the predecessor.

The only difference with the 2021 VW Atlas interior is the introduction of upgrades on features to improve your Auburn, ME experience. According to the inventory, the new VW Atlas available at Rowe Volkswagen Auburn now has advanced features such as heated and ventilated seats, genuine leather upholstery, upgraded infotainment touchscreen, and armrests with cup holders.



The 2020 VW Atlas exterior remains a tried and tested design, with the model borrowing from its previous predecessors without much difference. As such, our customers at Rowe Volkswagen Auburn will find it with the typical boldness and box design of its previous predecessors.


Exterior-wise, the 2021 VW Atlas goes against the grain with a full makeover, which sees the introduction of redesigned LED headlights, front and back fascia, grille design, and fog lights compartment.

Safety and Driver-Assistance


The 2020 Atlas remains a real game-changer, with the SUV being among VW's SUV with the Car-Net Connect app. Each Atlas model turns into a tech hub with a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, and smartphone integration.

The VW is also about standard safety features such as rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, rear-cross traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking.


For 2021, VW Atlas tops up all its previous standard interior and safety features with add-ons such as Traffic Jam Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Dynamic Road Sign Display, and an intelligent crash response system.

Take a Test Drive

Regardless of your VW Atlas pick, our full inventory at Rowe Volkswagen Auburn offers you great value from both the 2020 and 2021 versions. To learn more about the VW Atlas, be sure to check out our Auburn, ME dealership and make plans for that test drive.

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