The 2020 Atlas Cross Sport is Volkswagen’s largest vehicle in their lineup what’s interesting is that with this one they’ve decided to kind of trim some of it a little bit more sporty for driving around the roads of Nova Scotia.
Volkswagen trimmed it up and the whole purpose of this vehicle is to give somebody who maybe doesn’t need the full 3-row capability of all that space. It is something a little bit more attractive looking that would bring younger buyers or maybe buyers that don’t have large families into the Volkswagen fold. So let’s go ahead and dive into this all-new Atlas Cross Sport right off the bat what we love about it it looks like an Atlas very large with the width with the dimensions you can see all LED lighting LED daytime running lamps.
It’s smart the way that Volkswagen is doing their brand recognizable daytime running lamps when you see these vehicles going down the road you kind of know it’s a Volkswagen as you drop down there is a lot of gloss black but you know what it looks really really good you do have functional air curtains down there a little bit of silver trim and that’s all you really need now as we come across the large Atlas style grille you have your horizontal chrome bars but then you have some flat black in there this one is an R Spec model front-facing camera.
2020 Atlas Cross Sport Styling
You come down you have your horizontal slots that kind of just unifies both sides together but a very very nice touch now as we go up onto the hood very powerful lines taken right off of the standard Atlas and then when we come around the bend this is where we’re going to see some changes some differences from your standard Atlas now you do have the flat black that goes around the fender arch but you did you do have these beautiful wheels 21-inch wheel dark metallic gray machined aluminum finish.
They really think that they hit the nail on the head with the style of that it’s a 265 on the width 45 series on the sidewall fits it to a tee going down the side I love the way they took the design here and put it in the door you have your 2020 Atlas Cross Sport badging. A little bit of black a little bit of silver just enough nothing too gaudy you can see that the roofline is still high even though this is the crossbar it’s still high you have your flat silver roof rails. You can get your crossbars silver trim across the bottom portion and that very strong belt line which if you notice watches it watch this follow my finger so you have the belt the sharp line here goes into the trim and then follows all the way down up and over to the rear and I really like this part of the design concept gives it a very distinct look now as we come to the rear of the Atlas Cross Sport.
Under the Hood
When we got the hood popped what you have underneath the hood of your 2020 Atlas Cross Sport you actually have some choices. You can go with a 3.6 liter v6 276 horsepower with 266 pound feet of torque. If you don’t need the bigger engine your look in a day 2 Liter inline-four turbocharged engine 235 horsepower 258 pound-feet of torque. if you need to tow anything you got to go v6 you’re looking at about 5,000 pounds worth of towing capability it’s all made it to an 8-speed automatic and if you want dimension numbers this vehicle is almost three inches shorter than a standard Atlas and also two and a half inches lower which is crazy you do have a ventilated air suspension and lots of room underneath that hood in the engine compartment.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Interior
Interior upgrades for the CS include newly available leather insert hues (burgundy and cinnamon), a new steering wheel and available contrasting stitching. Naturally, VW is offering luxury niceties such as ventilated seats, heated rear seats, wireless charging, Wi-Fi hot spot, heated steering wheel, the 10.1-inch VW Digital Cockpit, and upgraded Fender-badged audio.
On the safety front, buyers can augment the standard blind-spot assist, forward collision mitigation (with pedestrian detection) and rear cross-traffic alert with Dynamic Road Sign Display, Lane Assist, semi-autonomous Traffic Jam Assist, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera.
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Models
There will be three 2020 Atlas Cross Sport trim levels in Canada. The base Trendline, gets 18-inch alloys, fabric seats, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, auto-dimming interior mirror and cruise.
The Comfortline ups the game with leatherette seats, lumbar, panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, remote start, 8-inch media screen, 60/40 split fold rear seat, adaptive cruise, powered lift gate, exterior chrome and more. Both the Trendline and Comfortline can be fitted with either the turbo 2.0-litre four or the naturally aspirated 3.6-litre V6.
Step up to the Execline and it’s V6 power only. Wheels jump to 20-inch, and buyers benefit from perforated leather, ventilated front seats, digital cockpit, 12-speaker Fender audio, ambient lighting, heated rear seats, auto high-beam control — you get the picture. And it’s from the Execline where one can spec the top-shelf R-Line Package.
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