In case you haven’t noticed, a lot of three-row SUVs advertised with seven-passenger carrying ability can't really handle seven adults. Well, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is not one of those. Volkswagen’s biggest vehicle is kind of tall and somewhat boxy, which is exactly what you want if the stated goal is to haul seven people and their many possessions in a dignified fashion. The Atlas handles that task with flying colors while managing not to drive like the bus you took to the airport.
The large seven-passenger crossover stretches 198.3 inches stem to stern, about the same size as the Nissan Pathfinder. And unlike the compact Tiguan, the Volkswagen Atlas has an adult-rated third-row seat, offering more third-row headroom and legroom than the Pathfinder or even the slightly larger Chevrolet Traverse. Adding standard in-vehicle Wi-Fi and next-generation Car-Net for 2020, the Atlas lineup (including destination charges) consists of the base S ($32,565), SE ($35,715), SE w/Technology ($38,065), V6-only SE R-Line ($41,665), SEL ($41,815), V6-only SEL R-Line ($45,315), and V6-only 4Motion-only all-in SEL Premium ($50,165).