The 3.6 is more than adequate for what it is - a large family hauler. If you want zoom, the 2.0 with APR's tune.My main beef with the Atlas is the powertrain options. Does anyone know if VW plans to throw a 3.0T in the Atlas? If they release a 3.0T for the Atlas, I’d buy it real quick. I’m less of a small performance car guy these days, I value overall function and design more.