VW Atlas Earns Five-Star Safety Status

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas seven-seat Atlas SUV has gained a five-star safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.

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Sep 20, 2017 2 min. read

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Volkswagen has announced the seven-passenger 2018 Atlas has earned a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

NHTSA, which runs the government's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), has provided consumers with vehicle safety information since 1978.

The 2018 Atlas joins the Golf family as well as the Jetta, Jetta GLI and Passat as 2018 Volkswagen models that have an overall 5-Star Rating. The 2017 Beetle Coupe also received a five-Star Rating.

NHTSA’s NCAP provides front, side, and rollover crash test ratings, all aimed at helping consumers in making their vehicle purchasing decisions.

The rating results are relayed to consumers using an easily recognizable star rating system from one to five, with five being the best a vehicle can achieve.
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Like the rest of the Volkswagen lineup, Atlas provides an assortment of both passive and active safety systems.

It has been engineered to meet or exceed all current safety regulations and features six airbags (driver, passenger, driver and passenger side, and full-length curtain) as standard along with a number of electronic safety systems.

In addition to these safety features, the vehicle has the latest version of Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system as an available feature to help optimize traction and provide greater stability.

Atlas is the only vehicle in its class to offer the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which is standard on all models.

This system builds on the premise that a collision is rarely a single, instantaneous action, but rather a series of events that follow the initial impact—the most significant of which can cause additional collisions.

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