Volkswagen is far from being a stranger in the SUV game. The automaker is now an all-too-familiar player with the Tiguan, Touareg (ceased production after 2017), and, most recently, the Atlas. Obviously, SUVs and crossovers are great vehicles if you have a family to transport and you want something more sightly than a minivan. With the three SUV options listed above, you really can’t go wrong. That said, we are going to make the case for the Atlas as the best family SUV in the VW lineup.
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2018 Volkswagen Atlas interior features
A big part of shopping for a family vehicle is checking out the seating capacities. The Atlas seats up to seven total occupants comfortably, and there is a litany of features that make the drive more enjoyable for everyone. The Volkswagen Digital Cockpit makes driving easier for the… driver, of course. It can be personalized to your liking and it even contains a wide map navigation view. Features that everyone ought to love include Fender premium audio, SiriusXM, App-Connect infotainment, and a huge second row that has enough room for three car seats. Oh, and you can’t even count the number of cup holders on both hands. Get your toes ready—there are 17 cup holders in the 2018 Atlas.
USB connectivity, Bluetooth wireless compatibility, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto all allow everyone to stay connected with what is important to them. A load of safety features is also present to keep your precious cargo secure. The Atlas comes with an all steel safety cage, post-collision braking, and the automaker’s innovative intelligent crash response system which disables the fuel pump, activates the hazard lights, and deploys airbags automatically.
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2018 Volkswagen Atlas performance
Interior features should keep your family happy, but you still want to know what’s under the hood, don’t you? The base Atlas comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine with 235 horsepower. A larger, 3.6-liter V6 engine powered by 276 horses is available on all trim levels. Come by and check out the Atlas for yourself. And bring your family!