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The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas: The New Family Mobile

After the launch of the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, you may be wondering if there’s any way this stylish SUV could be a family car. The answer is simply, yes. This seven-passenger SUV has three rows of seating, and it’s optimal for adults, cargo, and car seats. In fact, the Atlas was recently put to the test by Cars.com to see how family-friendly it actually is with its Car Seat Check. It passed with A’s across the board.

Photo by: Cars.com


That’s right, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas may be your family’s perfect match.


According to Cars.com, it “excels when it comes to car seats.”


In order to earn an A, a car must have plenty of room for the car seat and child without impacting the driver’s or front passenger’s legroom. It needs to be easy to find the latch anchors and tether anchors. There also must be no fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring, in addition to having easy access to the third row.


Different types of chairs were installed for testing. Three child seats were put in place in the second row—a booster seat behind the driver, an infant seat, and a convertible seat behind the front passenger’s seat. The third row was tested with a booster seat and forward-facing convertible.


Photo by: Tommy Carlisle

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was tested with the second-row bench seat, which contains three sets of latch anchors across the row sitting in the slits of the upholstery. Additionally, three top tether anchors are clearly marked and sit midway down the seatbacks. The three car seats were easy to install and fit well. If less seats are needed, second row captain’s chairs are available as well.


Besides the car seat abilities, the Atlas exhibits a roomy interior, so as your children grow taller, there will still be optimal space for them to stretch out their legs.


When it comes to toting kids around, there are many necessities that must also fit inside. With a large cargo space—96.8 cubic feet—strollers, backpacks, and gear can be stored with ease. The Atlas also has 17 cup holders around the cabin, allowing everyone the ability to store their favorite beverage while on that next road trip.


Additional features include Driver Assistance for added confidence, Climatronic 3-zone automatic climate control, and a hands-free power liftgate.



If the Atlas seems to be the perfect fit for your family in size and style, take a look at our inventory at Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood and bring your crew in for a test drive.

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