Five Reasons Summer Adventures Will be Better in the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport

Summer is warming up the Utah desert and adventure is calling. Whether you’re heading up the mountains for a cool retreat or driving south for spectacular national parks views, you need a ride that can keep up.

Finding the perfect adventure vehicle requires finding something that has everything. Copious amounts of space for all passengers, comfortable seats, technologically up-to-date features, smooth ride quality, modern safety features, reliability, and excellent gas mileage are all factors to consider in choosing your adventure vehicle.

That’s a lot to ask for in a car, and in a sea of dozens of SUVs to choose from, one SUV stands out in its ability to hit all the marks of the perfect adventure vehicle—the brand new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

The 2020 Atlas Cross Sport, derived from the award-winning Atlas, is everything the Atlas is, wrapped in a more stylish package with nearly five inches lopped off the rear. The Atlas Cross Sport is so stylish, it competes with luxury cars three times its price. The Atlas Cross Sport is perfect for small families and empty-nesters.

Here are five reasons why your summer adventures will be better in the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport.


One of the biggest differences between the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport is the absence of the third row. Volkswagen needed a vehicle for small families and empty- nesters who wanted the power and comfort of the award-winning Atlas, without the size. With two rows and seating for five, the Atlas Cross Sport has more backseat space for passengers than its competitors: Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Nissan Murano. Spaciousness is vital for summer road trips, and with ample legroom behind the front captain’s chairs, the backseat of the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport is as comfortable for three as the passenger and driver are up front. So if you’re heading out on a road trip across the state—or even state lines—your kids, pets, and friends should be comfy and cozy in the back.

Despite the Atlas Cross Sport’s stylishly raked roofline, there is still more than enough cargo space behind the rear seats for all your adventure gear. In fact, points out that the Atlas Cross Sport has more cubic feet of space behind its backseat than the Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Passport, or Nissan Murano, making it the top choice with plenty of cargo room for all their stuff (or a trip to Costco).

Options for power/towing

If you’re looking for more hauling power, the 6-cylinder 2020 Atlas Cross Sport has a 5,000 pound towing capacity! This 276-horsepower 3.6-liter six-cylinder version only gets 1 mile per gallon less than the four-cylinder when outfitted with all-wheel drive. The 2020 Atlas Cross Sport is perfect for trips out to Lake Powell or Bear Lake this summer.

A smooth drive

When going on a summer road trip, comfort is king—and if your car isn’t, your passengers will let you know it. Especially if those passengers are kids.

The Atlas Sport boasts a smooth, uninterrupted drive. Car and Driver describes the Atlas Cross Sport’s ride as a “smooth-riding, easy-going mid-size SUV that average drivers will find perfectly agreeable.” goes on to describe the driving experience as “the Atlas is one of the most athletic-driving SUVs in its class, with quick steering reflexes and an eagerness to turn that defies its size.”

Across the board, the Atlas Cross Sport is hailed as spacious and comfortable to ride and drive in, making it the obvious choice for your travels.

Features to keep you safe and comfortable

When you’re heading up into the mountains or across some muddy desert, you’ll be thanking yourself for opting for all-wheel drive. After all, off-roading is half of the adventure fun.

Volkswagen’s 4Motion system works by giving you the efficiency of two wheels engaged, and then pro-actively engaging the other two wheels before wheelspin occurs. This process takes only a fraction of a second and will ensure you experience no loss of traction, even in icy conditions.

Volkswagen has always been feature-rich in their models, and the Atlas Cross Sport is no different. Opt for some of the higher trim levels and you’ll be treated to touchscreen infotainment displays, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, digital and highly configurable gauge displays, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and VW’s slick Car-Net connectivity app, allowing remote starting and vehicle analytics.

Safety features are also robust, such as Dynamic Road Sign Display, Traffic Jam Assist, adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist, autonomous emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring, and even a semi-autonomous driving mode is available on some of the upper-level trims.


0% APR for 6 years, plus zero payments and zero driving expenses until next year!

One of the best reasons to get the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport for your summer travels is that you can drive it all summer long, even through the winter and not make any payments until 2021 at Volkswagen SouthTowne. Plus enjoy 0% interest for qualified buyers for 6 years. Another incredible program Volkswagen SouthTowne is offering customers is zero driving expenses like gas, maintenance, and car insurance! (Gas and Insurance expenses based upon National Avg. from Independent Sources. Maintenance claim refers to Standard maintenance offered through VW Care. See Dealer for details). Volkswagen Southtowne knows 2020 has been a difficult year for many. “Buy Now, Pay Later” at Volkswagen SouthTowne.

Shop now at Volkswagen SouthTowne to see which Atlas Sport Cross will be right for your summer adventures.