Volkswagen Atlas Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Atlas Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Volkswagen Atlas SUV AWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2020 2020 Volkswagen Atlas SUV FWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV AWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV FWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV AWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV FWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Atlas for 3 years. They average 21.4 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Atlas above average at 22 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Atlas to be $1,750 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Atlas consumes about 15 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Atlas emits 408 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 6,120,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 291 trees would offset these emissions. The Atlas has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Volkswagen Atlas 22 24 20
2019 Volkswagen Atlas 22 26 20
2018 Volkswagen Atlas 24 26 22

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Atlas has 5 different model options on record with the EPA since 2018. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 24 20
2019 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 19 24 17
2019 Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 26 20
2018 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 20 25 18
2018 Automatic (S8), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 26 22