The 2018 Atlas is the impressive new crossover SUV from Volkswagen. Featuring great interior space, powerful performance, and the style and luxury you expect from Volkswagen, the 2018 Atlas is a highlight to an already impressive group of Volkswagen models.
The 2018 VW Atlas will feature trim levels starting at the basic S, the mid-range SE, and high-end SEL and SEL Premium models. One of the popular trim updates available for only a moderate price increase is the Launch Edition. Let's compare the 2018 Atlas S and the Atlas Launch Edition to see what to expect with the upgrade.
With the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, you'll enjoy VW's classic, yet modern style, a crafted interior cabin, and almost 100 cubic feet of storage space that's easily accessible with foldable second and third rows.
The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas comes filled with advanced technology! Both the Atlas S and the Atlas Launch Edition come standard with Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect and a rear view camera system. Enjoy more while you drive with nine available safety features exclusive to the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.
If properly equipped, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The VW Atlas S features a 235-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 engine, producing 258 lb.-ft of torque, and the VW Atlas Launch has a 276-hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of 266 lb.-ft of torque.
One of the main differences between the 2018 Atlas S and the 2018 Atlas Launch Edition is the engine size. While the base model VW Atlas S features a small, yet powerful 2.0-liter I-4 engine, the Atlas Launch Edition features a bigger and even more powerful 3.6-Liter V6 engine. While the numbers are not yet out for the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas S, the Atlas Launch Edition will get 18 city and 25 highway mpg. Expect the Atlas S and it's smaller and more efficient engine to provide you with better fuel economy than the Atlas Launch Edition.
The other main difference between the 2018 VW Atlas S and the 2018 VW Atlas Launch Edition is the infotainment system. While both models come standard with Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect and a rearview camera system, the Atlas Launch Edition will feature an 8-inch Composition Color touchscreen compared to the Atlas S's 6.5-inch display. Additionally, the 2018 Atlas Launch Edition also features an impressive panoramic sunroof and LED headlights and license plate lighting.
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