PARENTS Magazine Names Volkswagen Atlas a 2020 Best Family Car

By Product Expert | Posted in Stories of Interest, Volkswagen Atlas on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 at 7:15 pm
A blue 2020 Volkswagen Atlas driving down a city road.

Volkswagen Atlas Named as a 2020 Best Family Car by PARENTS Magazine

Hogging the spotlight isn’t so bad – especially when it comes to winning awards for three years running. For the third time in a row, PARENTS magazine named the Volkswagen Atlas a Best Family Cars of 2020 list. The model, which can be found at Neftin Volkswagen in the Thousand Oaks area, was given the “Best Value” award in the Three-Row SUVs section. Check out how it was viewed in three major sets of information, below:

Crash Tests

To start, the magazine only considered models that received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When tested, the 2020 VW Atlas succeeded with its strong class of safety features.  These prevention features included items like:

  • Blind Spot Protection
  • Lane Departure Warning & Departure Prevention
  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Front Assist (with Autonomous Emergency Braking)

With the items listed, as well as its rigid safety cage with crumple zones to keep damage away from passengers, the 2020 VW Atlas marked as one of the stronger models in its class.

An interior side rendering of the three-row seating in a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas.

2020 Volkswagen Rear Seat Comfortability and Car-Seat Check

Models in the running for an award were also fitted with various child-passenger safety seats to see how they held up. Seating up to 7-8 passengers in its three rows, the 2020 VW Atlas offers space for three child seats in the second row. This allows kids to have their own space while being safely latched into the seat. Plus, higher trims receive rear climate control for kids to adjust the temperature to what they’d like.

Behind the Wheels Test

Lastly, models that passed the seat check were taken for a spin to test various driving actions. With the 2020 VW Atlas, the 2.0L turbo engine offers 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, making it feel both quick and easy to handle. It also receives an estimated 22 combined MPG as a three-row model. The tester especially noted that both the automatic headlights and heated side mirrors came standard in the 2020 VW Atlas.

Find a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas at Neftin Volkswagen

We at Neftin Volkswagen are proud to have the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas in our inventory. With its family-friendly features and top-notch safety ratings, the 2020 VW Atlas is a great option for anyone. Check one out for yourself today by trying out our Concierge Sales & Service option!


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