Underrated 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Features

October 21st, 2022 by

There are many obvious benefits of purchasing the all-new Volkswagen Atlas. In this post, we’re going to discuss underappreciated features of this brand-new model. Here’s a description of various highly-valuable features included in the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas.
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Design Features

There are five trims available for the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas: SE, SE with Technology, SEL, SEL R-Line Black, and SEL Premium R-Line. The two R-Line trims have many secret features, including black accents on the R-Line Black and R-Line exterior styling on the R-Line premium. The R-Line Premium model also features 21-inch two-tone machined alloy wheels. All other models feature 20-inch wheels, except for the SE model, which comes standard with 18-inch wheels.


2023 Volkswagen Atlas features

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App-Connect allows you to access all of the apps on your phone using the infotainment system in your 2023 Volkswagen Atlas. With App-Connect, you can listen to music apps such as Apple Music and Spotify, as well as use messaging apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage. This system also allows you to use your favorite navigation apps, such as Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze. On top of that, you can also access movies and videos on your phone and on apps like YouTube through the App-Connect system.

Rear View Camera System

The rearview camera system included in the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas includes a separate physical camera mounted at the top center of the back windshield as well as a digital camera view shown on the infotainment screen to allow the driver to see objects behind larger objects and cars. This type of camera can help you avoid accidents and can also assist with parking. It includes a forward collision alert (FCA), which will sound a chime or pulse warning in the rare instance that you are driving too close to someone else or an object. The FCA will also sound if you are too close to an object or vehicle behind you.

Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)

The ICRS system is also a secret feature of the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas. Basically, it detects and responds to emergencies by applying the brakes to help reduce speed or even help avoid collisions. The ICRS system comes with automatic emergency braking (AEB), which will automatically apply the brakes if an obstacle is detected in front of or behind the Atlas. It is more accurate than a standard ABS system and can help prevent accidents by detecting and stopping collisions from occurring in everyday driving situations.

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Automatic Post-Collision Braking is designed to help reduce the speed of cars after a collision and can help prevent collisions, along with the crash response system, which helps avoid collisions. Many vehicles without this system may sustain more damage after a crash. In the unlikely event of a serious crash, having this system can keep you and your loved ones safe.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Another useful feature included in the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). This system monitors tire pressure and temperature and can alert you by displaying a warning light on your dash if something is wrong with a tire. The TPMS determines when pressure is low due to punctures, leaks, and other common reasons for underinflated tires. It can also alert you if a low-pressure situation becomes severe, like if a blowout is imminent.

Stability Enhancing Systems

The 2023 Volkswagen Atlas features six stability-enhancing systems. The first is a slip-prevention system to keep the car on the road and prevent it from skidding. This system features a weight distribution stabilizer that keeps the Atlas in a level position on the road. The 2023 Atlas also features rolling resistance shock absorbers that help absorb some of the shocks that might be caused by rough road surfaces by reducing unwanted vibrations through friction.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Another secret feature of the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas is adaptive cruise control (ACC). When activated, ACC maintains a constant set speed while slowing down or speeding up depending on the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. This can help you maintain safety while on the highway, but it is important to remember that these systems still require you to keep full attention on the road.


myVW is a mobile application that includes many features, such as service reminders and a keyless start feature available for the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas. It is easy to use. All you have to do is press the start button once, and your Atlas will start. You can also set up a four-digit PIN code for even more security and assurance when starting your car. If you prefer, you can also use a physical key or insert a smart key into your door lock to start the car, but it only takes one button push with myVW.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

This system also includes Apple CarPlay, which features Siri voice control for Apple iPhones and allows drivers to complete tasks on their phone, such as sending texts and accessing their music on the go. Similar to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto is an interface that provides a link between your Android smartphone and the Volkswagen Atlas instrument cluster or central display screen. You can connect your phone to these systems by using wireless Bluetooth connectivity or through a wired connection.


IQ.Drive is a comprehensive driver assistant technology that comes standard with the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas. It includes Travel Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), an Active Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Front Assist, Emergency Assist, and Lane Assist. All these features combine to create a safer and smoother ride for everyone while giving you peace of mind.

If you’re interested in test driving the all-new 2023 Volkswagen Atlas, come by VW of Marion today. You can also give us a call to schedule a test drive or a sales appointment. We look forward to providing you with the best service in Kentucky.

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