The Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize, three-row SUV with seating for up to eight people. It is large inside, offering truly comfortable third-row accommodations and nearly as much cargo space as a full-size SUV. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers the front or all four wheels but requires premium fuel to make maximum power. The alternative is a V6 engine that adds more horsepower but not much extra torque while returning lower gas mileage. The Atlas debuted for the 2018 model year and has since benefitted from regular updates and improvements.