Ed's Driveway: Volkswagen Atlas

When you want a Volkswagen and you want to go big, the Atlas is probably the SUV you're looking at.

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ED CURRAN: It's a great day for a test drive, and today we're behind the wheel of a big Volkswagen.

When you want a VW, and you want to go big, the Atlas is probably the SUV you're looking at. The Atlas really delivers when it comes to space. This mid-sized SUV has three spacious rows of seating.

When it comes to power, the Atlas has a couple of choices for you-- four cylinder or six cylinder engine. The V6 develops 276 horsepower. Both engines are married to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the car comes as front wheel or all-wheel drive.

The ride is great. The handling for a vehicle this size is outstanding.

- I say, road trip to California.

ED CURRAN: The VW Atlas has high-tech safety features, including automated emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.

Well, Volkswagen Atlas starts at $32,000, and it's a test drive you want to take if you're looking for a car like the Honda Passport, the Kia Telluride, or a Mazda CX-9.