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2018 VW Atlas Wins NWAPA Outdoor Activity Best Family SUV Award

The 2018 VW Atlas has been an enormous success, with it being a hit with American SUV buyers and earning numerous accolades from automotive publications. The new Atlas earned another honor, as the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) gave the Best Family SUV award to the Atlas at the 2018 Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year event.

How VW Atlas Won the Best Family SUV Award

At the Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year event — also known as “Mudfest” — the NWAPA takes vehicles on closed courses that were designed to reflect the conditions that drivers in the region may encounter during their outdoor excursions, with awards for crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks. In giving the Best Family SUV award to the Atlas, the NWAPA highlighted the vehicle’s off-road handling, on-road driving dynamics, and an abundance of space for both passengers and cargo.

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Additional Awards for the 2018 VW Atlas

In addition to the NWAPA Best Family SUV honor, the 2018 Atlas has won many other awards over the past year. This includes the MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Best Large Utility Award, the Good Housekeeping Best New Midsize SUV Award, the Wards 10 Best User Experiences for Smart, Safe, and Connected Vehicles, the Cars.com Best Three-Row SUV of 2017 Award, and the top spot for the Cars.com Best of 2018 Awards. Also, the 2018 Atlas received an NHTSA 5-star overall safety rating and an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating.

Yellow 2018 VW Atlas Driving on a Coastal Highway

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