Inside Track: 5 Volkswagen Atlas Features Families Will Love

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was designed with modern, adventure-loving families in mind. Here are five of the features they’re going to love about our new mid-size SUV.

1. A Third Row That’s Actually a Third Row
So many mid-size SUVs boast of three rows. But the third row can be so tight and difficult to access that no one really wants to sit back there. The Atlas’ third row, which seats two, was designed to accommodate everyone — adults and children. Because the middle or second row slides forward, it’s simpler to get in and out of the third row, too.Atlas_FoldingGIF


Packing_Shot_Edit_1108162. Cargo to Go
There’s no point designing a sport-utility that doesn’t offer utility. The Atlas’ interior has both space and configurability. For really big stuff, you can access up to 96.8 cubic feet of space when the second and third row seats are folded flat. And when you need to carry both people and their stuff, there’s the flexibility of a 50/50-split third row and a 60/40-split middle-row. The Atlas also offers the flexibility of a middle row that can slide backward or forward to help increase legroom.


3. Peace of Mind
Available Driver Assistance features, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) and Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), help drivers navigate the road and traffic conditions.1


4. Adventurous Capability
Whether it’s a trip to the zoo or exploring Yellowstone, the new Atlas is designed for fun adventures. It’s big on comfort and refinement to go the distance, yet has athletic performance and nimble handling, including available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive on VR6 models, to help you get to your destination. And opt for the available panoramic glass sunroof to give passengers a great view. 


2018_atlas_65835. Connections
The Atlas comes with standard Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect which should be music to the ears of every family member. Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect allows you to access and use music, mapping, and other select apps on your dash from your compatible smartphone. 2 And if you really want to play it loud, make sure your new Atlas comes with the available Fender® Premium Audio System. It’s great for family sing-alongs, across town or across the country.