The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is an excellent choice for families, with its roomy and versatile interior, comfortable seating, smooth ride, advanced multimedia and safety features, and generous warranty coverage. A recent honor confirmed the family-friendly credentials of the Atlas, for Parents magazine and Edmunds gave it their 2018 Best Three-Row SUV for Families award.
How the Atlas Won the 2018 Best Three-Row SUV for Families Award
In deciding on the 2018 Best Three-Row SUV for Families award, Parents and Edmunds first narrowed down the contenders to only those that received either an NHTSA 5-star overall safety rating or an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating. From there, the judges rated the mechanical aspects of the vehicles, as well as a multitude of family-friendly features. In giving the 2018 Best Three-Row SUV for Families award to the 2018 VW Atlas, Parents and Edmunds highlighted its maneuverability, 6-month/72,000-mile warranty coverage, and spacious interior, especially the generous amount of third-row legroom.
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Pricing and Trims of 2018 VW Atlas
The 2018 VW Atlas is offered in five grades: S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium. Pricing starts at $30,500 MSRP for the base Atlas S, up to $48,490 MSRP for the top-of-the-line Atlas SEL Premium. Buyers of the Atlas have a choice of either the 235-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine or the available 276-hp 3.6-liter VR6 engine. All Atlas models come standard with an eight-speed automatic engine. For optimal traction, you can get the available 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
The 2018 VW Atlas has a cavernous cabin, with the ability to fit up to seven passengers and a total passenger volume of 153.7 cu-ft. Despite its very large size, the Atlas is surprisingly agile. And with features like the MIB II infotainment system and Fender Premium Audio system, you and your passengers will be well-connected and entertained on your trips.