Rave Review For 2024 Atlas Cross Sport

October 17th, 2023 by

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Parked Rear 3/4 View in Front of a Modern Building

Volkswagen introduced the three-row Atlas for the 2018 model year, giving it the spacious family hauler needed to compete against a growing crop of competitors. Packed with cupholders, seats, and tech, the Atlas is one of VW’s top sellers in the United States, and it offers a mostly refined driving experience with great comfort and generous standard features. It followed with the Atlas Cross Sport, offering all the conveniences and amenities in a shorter package for those who didn’t need a third row.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Rear Interior Seats Front 3/4 View

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Interior

The Atlas Cross Sport offers seating for five people across two rows. Synthetic leather upholstery comes standard, along with heated front seats. Available upgrades include genuine leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats. There is generous space across the first two rows, and the Atlas’ large door openings make entry and exit a breeze.

The second-row seats are spacious and comfortable, and the space is available with a bench or captain’s chairs, depending on the configuration. Without a third-row seat to contend with, the Atlas Cross Sport offers excellent cargo space and a wide area to load and unload.

Paul A. Eisenstein, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of The Detroit Bureau, had this to say after a week-long road trip in the 2024 Atlas Cross Sport, “One of the more impressive aspects of the 2024 Atlas Cross Sport was the near silent interior. Even on the roughest road surfaces there was little noise. And that 8-speed automatic made things all the more pleasant on a long drive as shifts are almost imperceptible.”

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Front Interior Dashboard

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Tech

Volkswagen equips an eight-inch digital gauge cluster and a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth, USB inputs, and six speakers are also standard. Higher trims add a 10.2-inch gauge cluster that runs VW’s excellent Digital Cockpit system. It brings maps, entertainment information, and other views to the configurable cluster. Though too much data can be confusing, VW’s interface makes it easy to see and understand the information while driving.

The Atlas’ infotainment system isn’t as flashy as some others in its class, but that simplicity makes interacting with the SUV less distracting while driving. Menus are intuitive and easy to navigate, and the responsive interface makes interactions quick and painless for the most part. There are also physical controls for the climate system that greatly simplify operation. 

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Driving on a Desert Highway Front 3/4 View

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Safety

It comes standard with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warnings, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, and a backup camera. Higher trims add parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and adaptive headlights.

If you’re on the search for a new family SUV with user-friendly tech and generous safety features, the Volkswagen Atlas should be on your list. Volkswagen of Duluth’s non-commissioned sales staff is knowledgeable and has the experience to get you on the road and happily behind the wheel in a new SUV.