Volkswagen has brought us a new SUV for the 2018 model year which is called the Atlas. This larger SUV is offered with three rows of seats and an upgraded and impressive cabin to enjoy when you’re driving on the road. The Atlas is more than just an SUV that gives you the ability to enjoy the Volkswagen driving manners that you want to have on the road; it’s a vehicle that offers you the amazing amount of excellent qualities when it comes to the technology you want to have for your family to enjoy from every seat.
If the VW Atlas was simply a large vehicle with for wheels, an engine and the technology inside that you want to enjoy, this story would be over. The Atlas is an SUV that is much more than this for the drive you want on the road. This is a vehicle that has been tested for the safety that you want to be able to enjoy on the roads in your area and it has been rated at the top of the market which means you will be able to experience and enjoy a vehicle that offers you the peace of mind you’re looking for.
What is the rating the VW Atlas earned? This new SUV was rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and awarded the Top Safety Pick. This means the Atlas was able to receive a good rating in all five categories of crashworthiness; small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. These marks in all categories for the crash ratings allows the Atlas to be an SUV that offers you the ability to trust what this vehicle can do and how it can perform for you when you’re looking for the drive you want on the road.
In addition to the crash systems that have been rated at this level, the Atlas has a technology-filled crash prevention system that has earned a superior rating. The 12-mph IIHS track test was perfect with the Atlas avoiding a collision and in the 25-mph test, the impact speed was reduced by 17 mph to make the impact less forceful. This impressive system helps to make sure the Atlas is an SUV that can be trusted out on the roads in your area and provide you with an excellent vehicle that you can enjoy driving with the knowledge that it’s safe for you and your family.
The only aspect of the VW Atlas that didn’t rate good or superior was the headlights. These were rated as marginal and poor and prevented the Atlas from being rated as a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS. In order to have this level of safety, a vehicle must reach either a good or acceptable rating for the headlights. You can bet the Atlas will have better headlights on the 2019 model to ensure this vehicle will be able to reach this safety rating and be one of the most trusted vehicles on the road when it comes to the safety you want to experience from your SUV.