It's nice. Not thrilling but nice.
...Hey, that reminds me of something:
Wow, the sheer amount of VW hatred in this forum is just incredible sometimes. Jesus people, calm down.
I think it actually looks great. A whole lot better than I was thinking it was going to be. Its exactly what VW needs right now, and seems like it may be pretty competitive, as long as the price is right.
When the Pathfinder lease is up I wouldn't mind my wife picking up one of these.
But all of this hate simply because it's a VW is pretty ridiculous. Honestly, show me ONE 3-row crossover here in the US that DOESN'T look like a boring grocery-getter. Good luck with that. At least the Atlas has some decently masculine lines and a cool name.
2015 Passat 1.8T Sport
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Past: 1998 Accord V6 LX
2007 Mazdaspeed 3 (KIA 2-24-11)
2009 Mazdaspeed 3 (KIA 9-19-11)
2003 Jetta GLS 2.slow (good riddance)
2010 VW GTI
But really, which midsize SUV does things that other competitors doesn't? It's a sea of blandness.....
The only one that I believe stands out from the crowd is the CX-9. It's definitively the enthusiast of the 3 row SUV's, beautifully designed and with the better handling, but it does not sell because this is not a enthusiast segment. It's a soccer mom segment, that probably prefers the ability to fold the rear seats with a child seat installed over having Nurburgring agility.
VW at least seems to focus on things that the consumers want from this king of vehicle. It should have more flare in the design, and a little bump in HP from the V6 wouldn't hurt, but overall it seems a decent product.
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Wow, looks terrible. And how are they not putting the virtual cockpit in their new flagship SUV? The Passat gets it in Europe...