2018 VW Atlas S vs 2018 VW Atlas Launch Edition

2018 VW Atlas S vs 2018 VW Atlas Launch Edition

The 2018 VW Atlas is an impressive new SUV from Volkswagen that makes interior volume, capabilities, and comfort the big priorities. This makes picking the Atlas an easy choice, but sometimes it can be tough to choose between its trims, especially if you’re looking at the late-arriving base trim and the Launch Edition. See our 2018 VW Atlas S vs Atlas Launch Edition comparison page to learn if one is a better fit for you.

In terms of cost, the 2018 VW Atlas S and Atlas Launch Edition are the two more affordable trims for the Atlas. The Atlas S has a starting price of $30,500 while the Launch Edition trim will cost $33,500. Both models offer the same interior space and comfortable seats, though, as well as some additional features

2018 VW Atlas S

MSRP: $30,500
Standard Engine: Turbocharged 2.0L I-4
Apple CarPlayAndroid Auto: Standard

2018 VW Atlas Launch Edition

MSRP: $33,500
Standard Engine: 3.6L V6
MPG: 18 City/25 Highway
Apple CarPlayAndroid Auto: Standard

Differences Between the 2018 VW Atlas S and Launch Edition Trims

The biggest difference you can find between the S trim on the VW Atlas and the Launch Edition is the standard engine. The 2018 VW Atlas S is the only trim that comes with the 2.0L I-4 engine. Unfortunately, we currently don’t know the official MPG rating but we do know that the engine will have a 235 horsepower output. The Launch Edition Atlas, and other trims, come standard with a 3.6L V6 engine that has an 18 City/25 Highway MPG rating and 276 horsepower. The additional size and power lets the VW Atlas tow up to 5,000 pounds, though the 2.0L Atlas can still handle a 2,000-pound trailer.

Regardless of which Atlas trim you choose, you’ll still have an interior full of comfort and impressive features. For instance, both come standard with a touch screen and infotainment system that lets you use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The two also share the same dual-zone climate control and VW Car-Net App-Connect system.

Want to take a closer look at the 2018 VW Atlas? Sounds like you should visit Spitzer Volkswagen in Amherst, OH!

2018 VW Atlas S vs 2018 VW Atlas Launch Edition
2018 VW Atlas S vs 2018 VW Atlas Launch Edition
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