The all-new Volkswagen Atlas 3-Row SUV is finally here. How does it compare against its popular cousin the Audi Q7? How about the Ford Explorer and Nissan Armada? In this video Ryan takes a look at the SEL with 4Motion All-Wheel Drive.

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    • mrpmj00
      mrpmj00

      I've rented the Atlas and test drove the Audi Q7 about a week ago. The Audi Q7 had terrible 2-3 seconds turbo lag. The VW has quick acceleration from 0mph but it only had adquate passing power the fwy. VW had better soundproof and turning radius than my 2014 TOyota Highlander.

      about 1 month ago
    • strange clouds
      strange clouds

      For those wondering, wait for the 2021 atlas refresh. The vehicle is very large and under powered, and unreliable. Audi Q7 is built on the MLBevo platform and Atlas is built on the older, heavier MQB platform. For this big of an suv and the job is has, It needs 300-340hp mild hybrid v6. Something like the current 2nd gen audi q7 3.0 e-supercharged engine that makes 333hp. This guy gave alll the wrong details. The Touareg is whats close to Q7. If you are in dire need of a new large suv then go for the honda pilot that is still underpowered horsepower wise, but is not under-tourqed

      about 3 months ago
    • Mehdi Ashrafi
      Mehdi Ashrafi

      But there both very good

      about 5 months ago
    • Mehdi Ashrafi
      Mehdi Ashrafi

      Well Audi is a more advanced part of Volkswagen

      about 5 months ago
    • W. David
      W. David

      The only one Audi better than VW is that engine(also consider the gap between their price), others all belong to Volkswagen!

      about 6 months ago
    • Sylvain Mino
      Sylvain Mino

      Where do you put the skis if you have 6 people?

      about 7 months ago
    • Henning
      Henning

      And as you see in 1.55 15 mpg (US) so it uses a lot of gas due to the dam shitty old V6 engine ! Why no fucking Diesel !!!!!

      believe me i drive it :(

      about 8 months ago
    • Auto One
      Auto One

      4wd system being more advance I disagree. I have s3 and Atlas 4 motion. The 4 motion handles identically.

      about 9 months ago
    • c Low
      c Low

      q7... simple atlas is junk

      about 9 months ago
    • mrpmj00
      mrpmj00 In reply to c Low

      lol, I would choose the VW Atlas because the Audi's 3 seconds turbo lag is a deal killer.
      I've rented the Atlas and test drove the Audi Q7 about a week ago. The Audi Q7 had terrible 2-3 seconds turbo lag. The VW has quick acceleration from 0mph but it only had adquate passing power the fwy. VW had better soundproof and turning radius than my 2014 TOyota Highlander.

      about 1 month ago
    • MrViking
      MrViking

      Compairing the Atlas to a Q7 is probably as far away as you can come. They aren't even built in the same country! The Atlas is an American car built with VW parts and is intended for the Chinese, Russian and the American markets.

      about 9 months ago
    • MrViking
      MrViking

      It's chassis is NOT comparable at all with the Q7. If comparing with an Audi, it should be to an Q3! They share the SAME chassis!

      about 9 months ago
    • Tom Weiland
      Tom Weiland

      Much more usable 3rd row in Atlas than Q7

      about 10 months ago
    • Jan Zibrik
      Jan Zibrik

      I traded Atlas for 2018 Audi Q7. Q7 is far away from Atlas. This guy has no idea....

      about 1 year ago
    • mrpmj00
      mrpmj00 In reply to Jan Zibrik

      lol, I would choose the VW Atlas because the Audi's 3 seconds turbo lag is a deal killer.
      I've rented the Atlas and test drove the Audi Q7 about a week ago. The Audi Q7 had terrible 2-3 seconds turbo lag. The VW has quick acceleration from 0mph but it only had adquate passing power the fwy. VW had better soundproof and turning radius than my 2014 TOyota Highlander.

      about 1 month ago
    • Matt Furniss
      Matt Furniss In reply to Jan Zibrik

      They are very different. I've driven both and they're both good. The Audi is smaller, faster and way more luxurious. The VW is bigger all around and has a more spacious and easier to access 3rd row. I don't get the comparison here.

      about 1 year ago
    • scruffle
      scruffle

      I test drove the 2018 Atlas a few days ago, coming from a 2003 Toyota 4runner I felt the atlas was much more bumpy. Every pothole or bump in the street could be felt where as my old toyota glides over them smoothly. Also the top of the line Atlas, the seats are very stiff and not very comfortable. I mean at almost 50k I think those 2 things are a deal breaker for me.

      about 1 year ago
    • Trades46
      Trades46

      The Atlas & Q7 are alike in many ways, but do NOT even go to suggest they are based on the same platform. The Atlas shares more with the Golf than the Q7 which was more similar to the outgoing Touareg, which also explained its premium pricing.

      about 1 year ago
    • Edysin Simon
      Edysin Simon

      The Atlas maybe big but the drivers seats in this, and pretty much all others are quite narrow and small! Why on earth make the center console so damn big and keep the most important seat so damn small? I don't get car makers any longer! The seats in the Audi are much better and a bit larger as well.

      about 1 year ago
    • Edin Mujkic
      Edin Mujkic

      You should find different hobby man. I hope this is not your actual job. Q7 and Atlas same cars? Did you even open a hood of Atlas and Q7? If you knew anything about cars first thing you would notice is that Atlas has transverse engine and Q7 longitudinal engine. You could even Google that. Transmission is different (Atlas has Aisin, Q7 has ZF), engines are different, suspension is different, brakes are different, brake calipers are different, AWD is DEFINIATELY different, etc.

      about 1 year ago
    • Edin Mujkic
      Edin Mujkic In reply to Edin Mujkic

      What that has to do with the fact that he does not have idea what he is talking about?

      about 1 year ago
    • Kareem Joseph
      Kareem Joseph In reply to Edin Mujkic

      Relax man, I think his comment was to the regular layman who doesn't know the technical side, just the brands, and sees 2 vehicles, one being a "luxury" or higher end SUV, and the other being a more "commoners" SUV. Because in reality that's what over 99% of consumers are, non technical when it comes to that. All they see and know is brand, usable features, and size.

      about 1 year ago
    • 7S POWER
      7S POWER

      Ryan, unlike most auto journalists, you know the difference between a VR6 and a V6

      about 1 year ago
    • tomcatjeff1985
      tomcatjeff1985

      I loved this vehicle it's rugged yet elegant design and specially it has spacious cabin inside which is perfectly fit for my growing family ...plus it's fun to drive.
      .

      about 1 year ago
    • Gerry Scott
      Gerry Scott In reply to tomcatjeff1985

      tomcatjeff1985 Honda
      Know

      about 1 year ago
    • Adam Simon
      Adam Simon

      BESIDES cargo space, would you pick the Atlas or the Highlander, and why?? Thanks!

      about 1 year ago
    • Kareem Joseph
      Kareem Joseph In reply to Adam Simon

      Atlas has a way better infotainment center with Apple car play and Android auto, not having that is a deal breaker for me which is the only reason why I didn't get the highlander.

      about 1 year ago
    • Sundeep Singh
      Sundeep Singh

      dude...this review is so off the mark it could be mistaken for a parody of a real review

      about 1 year ago
    • Brad Gibson
      Brad Gibson

      Different chassis, different engine, and very obviously a different hood! I guess they will let anyone with an iPhone do a car review these days.

      about 1 year ago
    • Peter Gonzalez
      Peter Gonzalez

      What? The people’s version of the Audi Q7? Can’t believe this kind of mistakes with all the information we have just in googling things. The only thing that these two vehicles share is that both have 4 wheels and both have 5 doors, other than that, they are two completely different cars. The only platform that Volkswagen shares with Audi is the one in the A3 and the TT.

      about 1 year ago
    • blud work
      blud work

      50k? no

      about 1 year ago
    • TINBITZPHAM
      TINBITZPHAM

      similar my ass

      about 1 year ago
    • Tom Weiland
      Tom Weiland

      This guy is utterly clueless. These 2 cars have nothing in common other than being VW products. The Atlas is MUCH larger than the Q7.

      about 1 year ago
    • Anthony Franco
      Anthony Franco

      Over priced. Sorry Atlas over priced.

      about 1 year ago
    • Randy
      Randy

      No relationship between the Atlas and the Audi Q7. The Audi Q7 is the same platform as the VW Touareq. The Atlas is on the same platform as the American made VW Passat. Your comparisons were so inappropriate you should delete this video, and reshoot. The Atlas is also less capable than the Q7 or Touareg off road. Its like the Tiguan.

      about 2 years ago
    • Kareem Joseph
      Kareem Joseph In reply to Randy

      Relax people, I think his comment was to the regular layman who doesn't know the technical side, just the brands, and sees 2 vehicles, one being a "luxury" or higher end SUV, and the other being a more "commoners" SUV.

      about 1 year ago
    • Luc Legere
      Luc Legere In reply to Randy

      I was under the impression that the Touareg was built on the PL52 platform, like the previous gen Q7?

      about 1 year ago
    • Randy
      Randy In reply to Randy

      VW is moving the North American built Passat to the MQB platform, planned for 2018. I did not clarify this point as it is basically irrelevant to the conversation. This change is only months away. It is part of parts sharing savings in North American manufacturing cost streamlining. Okie Dokie!

      about 1 year ago
    • n773 ph
      n773 ph In reply to Randy

      Correct on all fronts except for the Passat. The NAR variant of the Passat is still on the old PQ46 platform while the Atlas is built on the MQB platform just like the new Tiguan, Golf MK7, new Polo MK6, Arteon, and the EU/ROW variant of the Passat (Passat B8).

      about 1 year ago
    • izwabbit
      izwabbit

      so the VR6 is still alive :]

      about 2 years ago
    • Brandon Yen
      Brandon Yen

      Nice Atlas

      about 2 years ago