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How the Volkswagen Atlas did on a week-long test drive with our car guy

Posted at 1:28 PM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-17 15:28:47-04

Most people take a short test drive before they buy a car, but our resident "cool car guy" tested the new VW Atlas for an entire week.

FOX 13 is teaming up with Strong Volkswagen to check out some of the hottest new cars on the road.

While Consumer Reports recommends test driving a car at least a half hour before you buy it, our resident "cool car guy", Brian Champagne, laughed at that and took the new VW Atlas for an entire week.

He tested it in day and night, in good conditions, off-road in the dirt and on slushy cold roads.

The Atlas has 276 horsepower and goes 0-60 in 7.2 seconds, that's a half-second slower than a Beetle.

It also has auto assist to keep you in your lane and will help you park. It's equipped with sensors and cameras to keep you from hitting something.

And, for fun it has a subwoofer system.

The Atlas is so popular, that there's a waiting list. But if you'd like to get your name on that list, or if you'd like to test drive other great cars available now, please visit: