New Volkswagen Atlas For Sale in Bethesda, MD

2021 Volkswagen Atlas: Spacious and Versatile Family SUV for Sale near Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA

When Volkswagen first released the Atlas in 2018, the company aimed to deliver an uncommon blend of composed driving dynamics, spacious comfort, and accessible technology. Now, the largest Volkswagen SUV returns for 2021 with a bold style refresh, an updated interior, and the expansion of available all-wheel drive to all turbo-four-powered models. With roomy seating in all three rows, plus flexible storage options and advanced safety technologies, the 2021 VW Atlas is an excellent choice for discerning Bethesda-area families.

Accommodations and Utility

Inside its spacious and inviting, the 2021 VW Atlas cabin delivers comfortable seating, vast cargo capacity, and intuitively arranged controls. One characteristic that makes Atlas standout among midsize crossovers is its roomy back seat. Instead of the penalty box found in many class competitors, the Atlas offers a generously sized third row that even adult-sized riders. Plus, a low step-in height and sliding second row make getting in and out a breeze.

The 2021 Atlas comfortably accommodates up to seven passengers, with 21 cubic feet to spare for your groceries or luggage (four carry-on suitcases according to Car and Driver testing). And when you need even more space for your errands, the second and third-row seats flip down effortlessly to provide a completely flat load floor and up to 97 cubic feet of max cargo capacity.

Stepping up just one level from the base trim, Atlas SE models added a wealth of comfort and convenience amenities, including V-Tex leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar, and Climatronic® tri-zone automatic climate control.


The 2021 VW Atlas' base engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder sending 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. If you're seeking more internal motivation for your commute in Alexandria, VA, an available 3.6-liter V-6 provides a boost, generating 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. For enhanced control in inclement conditions, AWD comes standard on SEL Premium models and is available for all supporting trims.


With the Atlas' standard touchscreen infotainment system, it's easy for Fairfax VA drivers to stay connected, entertained, and headed in the right direction. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto seamlessly integrate useful smartphone functions like hands-free calling and messaging, Google and Apple Maps, streaming media, traffic information, weather, and more.

Volkswagen's Digital Cockpit replaces the traditional gauge cluster with a 10-inch high-resolution digital display. Fully customizable, Digital Cockpit lets you choose what information appears on-screen and even supports full-screen navigation. It's a perfect compliment for the available 8-inch infotainment display.


Attentive driving is essential for ensuring safe arrival, and the 2021 Atlas has your back with advanced safety features to support driver awareness. Standard technologies like Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert continually monitor your surroundings to help you better detect and avoid hazards.

Standard on SE with Technology, Adaptive Cruise Control helps mitigate the driving stress and fatigue of a long road trip or tedious commute by automatically controlling the brake and throttle to maintain a safe distance from leading vehicles. Additional driver aids include front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, Lane Assist, and Travel Assist semi-autonomous driving assistant.

Trim Levels

  • S: The VW Atlas comes well-equipped even at the base tier, with standard features like 18-inch alloy wheels, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, and rear traffic alert.

  • SE: Step up to the second-tier SE for convenience and comfort amenities like tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, V-Tex upholstery, wireless smartphone charging, and a power liftgate.

  • SE w/ Technology: True to its name, the third tier adds tech features like remote start, a hands-free liftgate, adaptive cruise control, and front and rear parking sensors.

  • SEL: The penultimate trim adds upgrades such as the Digital Cockpit, a power passenger seat, Lane Assist, steering-adaptive headlights, and a heated steering wheel.

  • SEL Premium: Enjoy top-of-the-line features like front-seat ventilation, heated second-row seats, an automated parking system, 12-speaker Fender premium audio, and a 360-degree camera system.

Compare the Atlas Trim Levels In-Depths

Test Drive the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas in Bethesda, MD

For more information about the refreshed 2021 VW Atlas and its available trim levels, options, and financing opportunities, please reach out to Ourisman Volkswagen of Bethesda at your convenience. And if you'd like to see the upgrades, accommodations, and amenities for yourself, we invite you to schedule a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

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