When it comes to family vehicles, there's perhaps no statistic that's more important than its safety rating. With safety technology so easily and widely available, drivers across New Britain, Doylestown, and Philadelphia demand the very best in technology and mechanical features to keep drivers and passengers secure on the roads.

The Volkswagen Atlas is a fantastic entry in the midsize crossover market. A 7-passenger vehicle, it's earned outstanding safety ratings overall. It also offers great active safety technology and is built to protect drivers and passengers. Let's explore the 2018 VW Atlas safety ratings and see where you can check out one of these great crossovers yourself.

VW Atlas Safety Ratings and Comparison

The new 2018 VW Atlas safety ratings are in, and they're high across the board. In fact, the new Atlas even beat out its closest competitors, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Ford Explorer, in the IIHS overlap test. That makes it an outstanding entry in the class when it comes to keeping you and yours secure.

IIHS Ratings

The IIHS, or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is one of the most important organizations in the nation in terms of safety ratings. This year's model of Atlas got top Good ratings in all major areas, including small overlap front driver and passenger side, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also scored the top Superior score for front crash protection for its automatic emergency braking feature.

Together these results combine to garner the Atlas the coveted Top Safety Pick award. Only the safest vehicles garner this honor every year.

NHTSA Ratings

The NHTSA is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a government agency that is also well known for putting vehicles through the paces. Once again, the Atlas emerged at the top of the heap, with an overall five-star safety rating, including five stars for the front passenger side, combined side barrier and poll ratings.

Safety Technology

The Atlas comes with a broad assortment of standard and optional safety systems, both active and passive. It has six airbags in the driver, passenger, side, and full-length curtain regions. An automatic post-collision braking system helps prevent subsequent events that occur after the initial impact by reducing residual kinetic energy.

There's also the patented 4Motion all-wheel drive system that optimizes stability and traction for greater control. In addition, many high-quality driver aid systems are available including front crash warning and mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, pedestrian monitoring, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cross-Traffic Alerts, Lane Departure and Lane Keeping features, and a variety of Volkswagen parking assist functions.

Test Drive the Atlas at Fred Beans Volkswagen of Doylestown

If you're interested in more information about the 2018 VW Atlas safety ratings and you're in the New Britain, Philadelphia, or Doylestown areas, Fred Beans Volkswagen of Doylestown is here to help. Stop by our showroom today or contact us online with your questions.


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