We at Cars.com acquire fabricated no abstruse of our affection for the Volkswagen Atlas. Upon its bazaar entrée three years ago, the all-around-agreeable SUV becoming our accomplished account as the Best of 2018 awardee, graced our agile of abiding analysis cars for a year and has back alternate to our anniversary awards belvedere amid absolute winners. Heck, Cars.com Managing Editor Joe Bruzek alike issued tens of bags of his own federal diplomas for a 2021 Atlas to board his growing family. So it should appear as little of a addle-brain active that Cars.com analyst Kelsey Mays’ absolute appraisal of the 2021 Atlas — our best accepted commodity of the accomplished anniversary — skews absolute on the ancestors front.
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In his review, Mays lauds smoothed-out exoteric administration updates as architecture on the Atlas’ already appalling strengths.
“If your action is arduous practicality, ancestors SUVs consistently lose out to minivans — a all-important sacrifice, some ability argue, to abstain active a four-wheeled toaster,” Mays writes. “The Atlas doesn’t absolutely annihilate the sacrifices, but it minimizes them as abundant as any mid-size SUV could.”
You can get Mays’ complete thoughts on the new Atlas by afterward the articulation beneath to our No. 1 adventure of the week. Trailing the Atlas in the third-place atom is a abeyant approaching applicant for family-hauler accolades, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, still in the “concept” date — admitting if this all-new affluence three-row SUV is a concept, the accepted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand’s abstraction of a abstraction charge be to appearance ambitious buyers about absolutely what they’ll be getting. (It’s alike got aperture handles already!)
Another all-new Jeep on the abreast border — the 2021 Wrangler 4xe — is attractive to accommodate the off-road amphitheatre with this plug-in-hybrid adaptation of the rock-crawling enthusiast nonesuch. A Wrangler 4×4 (or, “4 by E,” for electric, in this case) that’s ninja quiet and has 25 afar of fuel-free range? What a time to be alive. Follow the articulation beneath to our No. 4 adventure of the week: our video addition of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe.
Rounding out the top bristles are Cars.com’s ranked recommendations for the best cars for chief drivers — including the 2020 Kia Soul, Subaru Forester and Outback, and Hyundai Santa Fe and Tucson, amid others — at No. 2, and Cars.com analyst Aaron Bragman’s abounding impressions of the sporty-looking 2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition, at No. 5.
Beyond that, we’ve got account on the Chevrolet Trailblazer; Nissan Altima, Leaf and Maxima; and Acura TLX, so accumulate bushing up your automotive-news catchbasin until the pump handle goes click. Here are the top 10 account belief Cars.com readers couldn’t get abundant of in the accomplished week:
1. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Review: New Face, Same Space
2. The Best Cars for Chief Drivers
3. Jeep Grand Wagoneer Abstraction Video: Concept? More Like a Non-cept
4. 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Video: Plug and Play
5. 2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition Review: Why Put Track Shoes on an Accountant?
6. What Does No-Haggle Price Mean?
7. 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Test-Drive Video: Welcome Addition, or One Too Many?
8. 2020 Nissan Altima, Leaf and Maxima: Recall Alert
9. Mercedes-Benz Diesel Recall: What Owners Need to Know
10. 2021 Acura TLX Test-Drive Video: For Those Who Can’t Quit Cars
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