VW Atlas SE Technology, a blend of Style and Power


Exploring the capabilities of the Volkswagen Atlas SE with Technology was an absolute pleasure. Venturing through the Washington DC metropolitan area, I found myself navigating the familiar stretches of I-495, cruising through the Baltimore area on I-295, and venturing westward along I-270 towards the Appalachian Hills and beyond to Hagerstown, MD.

My journey didn’t stop there; I continued onwards, making my way to the vibrant city of Pittsburgh via I-70 and I-76, tracing the contours of the land through the Northwest and Northeast regions of West Virginia along I-81. Throughout this adventure, the Atlas SE proved to be a reliable companion, embodying the essence of a true full-size SUV.

Underneath its hood lies a robust 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, delivering an impressive blend of power and fuel efficiency. With its commendable 269 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft of torque, coupled with an EPA-rated 27 miles per gallon on the highway, the Atlas SE offers a compelling proposition for those seeking both performance and economy.

The model I had the pleasure of driving was well-appointed and competitively priced, featuring sought-after amenities such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and elegant 20-inch wheels that added a touch of sophistication to its exterior profile. Inside, you can comfortably accommodated seven full-size adults.  

One aspect that truly stood out during my time with the Atlas SE was its comprehensive suite of active safety features, providing peace of mind on the road. The integration of technology was seamless, highlighted by the intuitive 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a digitally configurable cockpit.

Driving dynamics were further enhanced by the inclusion of IQ Drive, Volkswagen’s semi-autonomous driving technology, which aided with lane-keeping and adaptive cruise control, elevating the overall driving experience.

Visually, the Atlas SE exudes a sense of sophistication, with sleek LED lighting and upscale styling cues that set it apart from its peers. The model I tested, finished in a striking silver hue with black accents, exuded a sense of confidence and style that left a lasting impression.

With a base price starting at $41,665, the Atlas SE presents excellent value for money in its segment. Even with added options, the delivered price of $44,305 remains competitive, making it an attractive choice.

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