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Old 01-10-2017, 03:22 AM
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VW, you had ONE job...

Base price is $30,000 plus destination, which is the same as the Honda Pilot and Hyundai Santa Fe. Of course, both the Honda and the Hyundai give you V6 power at that price point, versus the Atlas' four-cylinder.

Loaded is $48,000, $1,000 more than a Pilot Elite, and $4,000 than a Santa Fe Ultimate.
none of these are huge differences in price, especially when taking into account where some of the other players like the GM Lamba's SUV's come in. it will all come down to lease terms, which can certainly make up for a $1,000 difference. Priced this similarly, I'd go with the VW based on what is likely a much better drive (assuming it drives like any other VW SUV) and the German subtleties that make for an overall better vehicle IMO. Then again, I drive a Jeep because the Touareg was too much $$.
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Wow. It looks SO bad and dated in some real-life review pics:







http://www.motor1.com/reviews/137902...s-first-drive/
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:50 AM
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This is painful to look at. Are you sure this isn't just some sort of Jeep/Ford Chinese knock-off?
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:54 AM
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The face lets it down the most.
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:40 AM
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The face lets it down the most.
On a really way below average design - even by boring VAG standards - this face is clearly rock bottom. It looks like someone took your standard VW face - probably from a Tiguan - and made a cut n' paste job in MS Paint to make it ft on a larger vehicle and give it visual height.

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This is painful to look at. Are you sure this isn't just some sort of Jeep/Ford Chinese knock-off?
The most tragic part is that there is a Chinese knock off, that looks a lot more like the concept cars predating this, and thus it does manage to look more modern, better and - ironically - more VW than this atrocity.

Altogether I would hope that at some point the reactions to this design - or in Europe how the Skoda Kodiaq or Superb are regarded as way better than their VW counterparts design wise - will wake up some people in the VAG management that they must allow designers to work, and that cautions -"make em boxier but actually the same as before" looks can't work forever and have passed their due date...
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Really a shame after the good (if not exciting) looking concept
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:54 PM
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It's such a lazy design. And that side crease line is ridiculous.
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:09 PM
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I love this comment in Motor1's review

" if you’re taller than average, the third row will feel like a last-row airline economy seat buttressed against the lavatory."

Great piece of descriptive writing.
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:27 PM
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Great piece of descriptive writing.
Indeed.

I think the Autommobile review stated that it would start at $31,000/32,000 in the U.S. I cannot imagine why anyone would choose this, say, a Honda Pilot (which starts around the same price).
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Indeed.

I think the Autommobile review stated that it would start at $31,000/32,000 in the U.S. I cannot imagine why anyone would choose this, say, a Honda Pilot (which starts around the same price).
This could have essentially been a Passat "replacement" for volume of sales. Targeting that price range more mindfully could have put VW down the road of "sedan reduction" that most industry analysts say is coming.
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