Review of our new Volkswagen’s 2019 Atlas SEL R-Line SUV

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    • Justin Thomas
      Justin Thomas

      Beautiful car, love it

      about 11 months ago
    • Dem James
      Dem James

      I literally yelled “your gonna scratch it” when he lay the fobs on the hood ...! Fukkkkxxx

      about 1 month ago
    • William Zelada
      William Zelada

      You suck at recording videos

      about 1 month ago
    • Chip C
      Chip C

      Love the design, I hate the cheap cheap plastics inside and I am also not crazy about the two underpowered yet not fuel efficient engines, somehow Hyundai turned into VW and VW turned into Hyundai, funny stuff the car world

      about 1 month ago
    • Justin Bergeron
      Justin Bergeron

      How has it held up?

      about 3 months ago
    • M3 F80
      M3 F80 In reply to Justin Bergeron

      @hipsterium did u finance? I got an offer for the r line 3k down 900 monthly for 60 mos is that good??

      about 2 months ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to Justin Bergeron

      Just returned from a 3000 mile trip last week. We went on a road trip through Canada. We didn’t have any issues at all with the car. We loved the space especially with 2 kids - an 11 year old, the other 14 yr old. So what we absolutely loved was the space. Perfect for our needs. Kids had plenty of room in 2nd row. They loved having charging ports for each of their iPads etc. We folded 3rd row so PLENTY of space for luggage (more than we needed). When at destinations we loved having the 3rd row to transport our friends and family all in one go (leaving our luggage behind). I used a lot the Driver Assist and adaptive cruise control, helping me stay with lane while automatically making adjustments to direction and speed based on car in front accordingly. My wife who drove parts of the way has been very skeptical of this tech in the past, but she found it useful too on this trip (although she is still skeptical a little). I wish it would let you ride a little longer with lane assist before asking you to take over steering - I understand the logic behind taking over steering - but I just feel it could be extended by 15 to 30 secs more. We loved the entertainment system with Apple Play. We used Spotify all the time (especially since we signed up for the Premium service - fee for 30 days - or have to listen through the ads). Always felt sturdy and safe. So all in all, I’m really happy with the purchase. It’s now 1 year since I bought the car. Honestly, I couldn’t be happier.

      about 3 months ago
    • Demarco Quant
      Demarco Quant

      That’s the Se R-Line not Sel R-Line, there is no SEL R-Line

      about 4 months ago
    • Demarco Quant
      Demarco Quant In reply to Demarco Quant

      hipsterium you are right I confused SEL R-Line with SEL R-Line Premium, I meant to say there is no SEL R-Line Premium, I’m sorry

      about 4 months ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to Demarco Quant

      I can assure that there is SEL with R-Line which is the car we have. There is also an SE with R-Line. A good source to see the differences can be found on the VW website which shows each model within the Atlas range. Hope this helps.

      about 4 months ago
    • Bango Bang
      Bango Bang

      12.0 MPG? God that is horrible. Im I reading that correctly on your panel? How is this possible???

      about 4 months ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to Bango Bang

      That’s true. When I go to the gas station for a fill up, it says full tank is 375 miles on my dashboard (I must add on the fully digital screen - they call it a digital ‘cockpit’, which I do really love in this car). Maybe it would be nice for larger gas tank, but honestly 375 is plenty enough for me based on my mileage. I end up going to gas station about once a week.

      about 1 month ago
    • SouthernGlockster
      SouthernGlockster In reply to Bango Bang

      What’s your gas tank range with a full tank? I get 400 miles with my new Honda Pilot 2019

      about 2 months ago
    • Bango Bang
      Bango Bang In reply to Bango Bang

      @hipsterium Thats good my commute is like 50 miles a day so the gas tank seems a bit small but that is not a big deal i guess.

      about 4 months ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to Bango Bang

      There is definitely a difference between the sports, eco, mountain, snow modes in the feel of the car. With young kids and dog etc I like the smoother feel. But I can feel the car tighten up between the different modes. I think it may also depend on what you’re used to in your current ride. Personally I have no complaints so far.

      about 4 months ago
    • Bango Bang
      Bango Bang In reply to Bango Bang

      @hipsterium Makes sense I test drove one and the steering felt very light but I heard thr sport mode adds heft to the steering not sure if its true and you confirm? I prefer a stiffer sportier steering.

      Thank you

      about 4 months ago
    • Justin Wong
      Justin Wong

      Did anyone else cringe when he put the key fobs on the paint lol...

      about 4 months ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to Justin Wong

      lol - fortunately no scratches :)

      about 4 months ago
    • ayo30s
      ayo30s

      So can u share approximately how much the out the price was? Thanks

      about 6 months ago
    • sean c
      sean c

      Gotta love the dog running around with a big ball like "play with me, screw the car "

      about 6 months ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to sean c

      🤣 our doodle couldn’t understand why the focus not on her and a car instead!

      about 6 months ago
    • Mc Cylk
      Mc Cylk

      Thank you for video, have a question. Can remotes linked to memory seats ?

      about 6 months ago
    • Gretchen Taylor
      Gretchen Taylor In reply to Mc Cylk

      Mc Cylk yes under driver profile

      about 6 months ago
    • Darren
      Darren

      Can you turn Start-Stop
      Permanently? It’s a major annoyance and dangerous pulling out to cross traffic .

      about 8 months ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to Darren

      Yes that is true, and I have found it a little frustrating at times that the car doesn’t remember if you want to keep the stop/start permanently “off”. I have learned to regulate the application of pressure on the brake to compensate and not have the car switch off automatically when I don’t want it to.

      about 1 month ago
    • 1960fusion
      1960fusion In reply to Darren

      @D-Smooth yup, that is what i do sometimes...just enough pressure on the brake to keep it from moving works great.

      about 5 months ago
    • Darren
      Darren In reply to Darren

      Sounds like a real cluster fuck to drive a car. Then you also paid $500 more for a feature you did not want and your engine battery and starter won’t last as long . Just bring back the gov seatbelt interlocks , mouse driven belts and ridiculous features . It’s not safe pulling out I cross traffic especially 4 banger turbo motors that take 2 seconds to start and power up.
      Luckily I found way to hack mine off permanently.

      about 5 months ago
    • D-Smooth
      D-Smooth In reply to Darren

      Darren with my Audi Q7 , I turn it off entering the vehicle , if it’s on and I have to cross traffic don’t apply the brake all the way down which activates the system , apply enough pressure to stop the vehicle itself without turning off the engine. Yes it would nice to have a permanent solution , but we have to work with what we have.

      about 5 months ago
    • 1960fusion
      1960fusion In reply to Darren

      i have the SEL premium and you cant turn it off permanently, it requires you to push a button to disable it each time you start the vehicle. some say that you could override it, but i'm not sure if that is true. it is an annoyance, but its not bad, i remember to turn it off after the first time it turns off at a stop light.

      about 5 months ago
    • FOTO-UNO
      FOTO-UNO

      very nice video, does it have power folding mirrors?

      about 9 months ago
    • RandzWRX
      RandzWRX In reply to FOTO-UNO

      The 2019 SEL premium has power folding mirrors
      It can be set to fold when u lock the vehicle

      about 8 months ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to FOTO-UNO

      No, and that is one of those weird things with all the tech in this car that I would love to see on future versions of this model.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tim Dyson
      Tim Dyson

      Thank you for doing this video. Waiting for the exact same thing to come from Chattanooga.

      about 1 year ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to Tim Dyson

      I didn’t. The 2019 was my first and only purchase.

      about 1 month ago
    • Tucker Oliver
      Tucker Oliver In reply to Tim Dyson

      hipsterium why are you replacing 2018 atlas with 2019?

      about 5 months ago
    • Tim Dyson
      Tim Dyson In reply to Tim Dyson

      @hipsterium- thank you! We are replacing a 2018 Atlas with this 2019, and have had child seats installed in the 2nd row. You might be getting the issue where the bench wants to slide back to knees of the 3rd row passengers. There is a certain way of using the latch at the top of the seat to open so that when it is returned back to its normal position, it stays where you've moved the seat forward if needed, instead of as far back as the seat track permits. It just takes time getting used to it.

      about 11 months ago
    • hipsterium
      hipsterium In reply to Tim Dyson

      You’re welcome. Took the car to Baltimore this Thanksgiving weekend which was 3 hour trip. Was a nice ride, especially for the passengers who commented so, very smooth with the 20” wheels and VW Atlas suspension. Only area which is probably down to me practicing more, is movement of 2nd row seat to access 3rd row. It seems to not lock down each time. I will continue to get used to way it needs to happen though and report back soon.

      about 11 months ago