2022 Volkswagen Atlas Exterior and Dimensions

Volkswagen Atlas Exterior Design Rating

2022 Atlas Exterior

As one of the biggest midsize SUVs on the roads, the Atlas is naturally bold and chunky. While there are a few smoothed over edges, it's about as blocky as an SUV can be and shows off extended wheel arches and power bulges on the hood. The front three-bar grille extends the full width of the front fascia, and there are large LED headlights and daytime running lights. The lower bumper is particularly aggressive with its air intakes, which may make the VW SUV look more performance-focused than it is. The SE is equipped with 18-inch alloys, which grow to 20s on middle trims and 21s on the SEL Premium R-Line. Roof rails are standard on every model but differ in color, starting black and changing to silver on upper trims. From the SEL and above, a panoramic sunroof becomes standard.

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The dimensions of the Volkswagen Atlas are truly monstrous. It measures 200.7 inches in length and stands 70.1 inches tall, although both V6 variants are a little taller at 70.4 inches. The wheelbase is 117.3 inches long, while the overall width of the SUV is 78.3 inches. But, despite its rugged appearance, the Atlas isn't a particularly great off-roader, with just 7.1 inches of ground clearance or 7.5 inches for the V6. Then again, the Atlas was never intended for following Jeep Wranglers along muddy trails.

Of course, something this big is bound to weigh in on the heavy side. The lightest trim starts things off at 4,262 pounds and maxes out at 4,605 lbs.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Exterior Dimensions:

Volkswagen Atlas Trims2.0T SE2.0T SE TECHV6 SE TECH2.0T SELV6 SELV6 SEL R-LineV6 SEL R-Line BlackV6 SEL Premium R-Line
Max Width78.3 in.78.3 in.78.3 in.78.3 in.78.3 in.78.3 in.78.3 in.78.3 in.
Length200.7 in.200.7 in.200.7 in.200.7 in.200.7 in.200.7 in.200.7 in.200.7 in.
Height70.1 in.70.1 in.70.4 in.70.1 in.70.4 in.70.4 in.70.4 in.70.4 in.
Wheelbase117.3 in.117.3 in.117.3 in.117.3 in.117.3 in.117.3 in.117.3 in.117.3 in.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Weight Information:

Volkswagen Atlas TrimsCurb Weight
2.0T SE4,262 - 4,451 lbs.
2.0T SE TECH4,262 - 4,451 lbs.
V6 SE TECH4,425 - 4,605 lbs.
2.0T SEL4,451 lbs.
V6 SEL4,605 lbs.
V6 SEL R-Line4,605 lbs.
V6 SEL R-Line Black4,605 lbs.
V6 SEL Premium R-Line4,605 lbs.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Tires:

Front TireP245/60HR18
Rear TireP245/60HR18
Spare TireCompact

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size18" x 8"

Exterior Colors

The exterior of the Atlas is available in a choice of eight colors, depending on the trim. The base SE is presented in White or Deep Black Pearl, or one of three metallic options: Platinum Gray, Pyrite Silver, and Tourmaline Blue. The SE Tech adds Racing Green Metallic as a no-cost option, while Aurora Red Metallic will cost you $395. From the SEL up, Oryx White rounds out the palette as the final $395 option.

  • Aurora Red Metallic +$395
  • Oryx White Pearl, Available: 01/10/2022 +$395
  • Racing Green Metallic, Build Out: 11/26/2021
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

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