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If crossovers are your thing then the 2020 Atlas is something you wouldn’t want to miss checking out. It encompasses high-end design, street smart features, elevated sophistication and panache that would stop you in your tracks to take a second look and keep looking. The Atlas is all about power and comes with a sport enhanced turbocharged engine that’s admired and talked about with awe even by its rivals in the industry. We scoured Salinas car dealerships to find one to take a decent look at the 2020 Atlas – the new crossover model edition from Volkswagen.

Fresh Design

Volkswagen introduces a fresh design and one to ogle at in the streets with the 2020 Atlas. The bold and aggressive profile starts from the front with sculpted front fascia that showcases the Advanced LED Headlights. The Atlas also sits high on the available 21-inch machined alloy wheels on the Cross Sport while the 20-inch, triple 5-spoke alloy wheels are standard. You will love the LED tail lights, remote power liftgate which also supports hands-free operation. The bold Atlas gets some added oomph with the R-Line package that adds badging on all the right places to make heads turn.

Spacious and Comfy Interiors

Being the family SUV crossover it is, the inside of the Atlas is bound to be spacious and comfy with unmatched legroom and ample headroom. There is an available ultra-wide moonroof that opens up the skies for you. The dual zone climate control provides vents for all three rows, which is a plus. You get 3-zone climate control from the SE trim onwards which ups the ante. The Cross Sport comes with some amazing technology that puts you in total control such as a Wireless Smartphone Charger and awesome driver assistance features too such as a traffic jam assist. You have available a VW Digital Cockpit with a 10-inch display that provides all the info you need in high resolution. This is standard in the SEL Premium apart from the Cross Sport.

Performance Laden with Tech

The 2020 Atlas comes with two engine choices you can play with. The 2.0L Turbocharged engine with which you can get 235 horsepower when you need it and 258 lb-ft of torque to go with it. With this the Atlas still gives you a fair 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The 3.6L V6 variant gives you the raw power you desire churning out 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. This variant that goes into the 4WD models comes with Volkswagen’s 4Motion Active Drive with Active Control technology that intelligently distributes power across both the front and rear wheels when required for better traction. With this you can also tow up to 5000 lbs with ease when you get the right hitch.

Family Entertainer

The car dealers near Salinas quickly pointed out some of the awesome entertainment options on the Atlas that makes it a full-fledged family entertainer such as the awesome 8-inch infotainment display and a Composition Media touchscreen sound system with voice control.