2018 VW Atlas MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Best Large Utility Award
With its cavernous interior, superb ride comfort, off-road capabilities, and high-level versatility and utility, the 2018 VW Atlas has been a rousing success since it made its debut last year. The all-new Atlas has also earned the praise of automotive critics, with it winning numerous automotive honors, including the recent MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Best Large Utility award.
Why did the VW Atlas win the Drivers’ Choice Best Large Utility award?
The editors at MotorWeek evaluated and compared over 150 cars, trucks and SUVs for the Drivers’ Choice Awards, with awards for several vehicle segments. Aspects of the vehicles that they evaluated included performance, efficiency, practicality, technology and value. MotorWeek was particularly impressed with the spacious interior, advanced technologies, and comfortable and quiet ride of the Atlas. The Best Large Utility award for the Atlas was announced at the last month’s 2018 Chicago Auto Show.
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Highlights of 2018 VW Atlas
The 2018 VW Atlas has much to offer for large crossover shoppers. Its spacious interior makes it a great choice for families. It boasts a total interior volume of 153.7 cu-ft, with seating for up to seven passengers. Also, the seating is easily configurable, especially with the second-row seats that can tilt and slide forward, making it very easy to enter and exit the vehicle. It’s also easy to be connected and entertained when on the road, with the standard MIB II infotainment system and available Fender Premium Audio.
Buyers of the VW Atlas have a choice of two engines — the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the available 3.6-liter VR6 engine, which delivers 276 horsepower. The new Atlas offers many available off-road technologies, including the 4Motion all-wheel drive system, Driving Mode Selection, Hill Descent Control and Electronic Differential Locks.