VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS NAMED GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MAGAZINE'S 2018 BEST NEW MIDSIZE SUV

Good Housekeeping Institute engineers praised the three-row SUV for its exceptional handling, spaciousness and practicality

2018 Volkswagen Atlas

HERNDON, VA (February 14, 2018) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Volkswagen Atlas has earned Good Housekeeping magazine’s 2018 Best New Car Award in the midsize SUV category. Teaming up with experts at Car and Driver magazine, engineers from the Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) Lab rated its top picks on value, safety, reliability, smoothness, handling, interior design, comfort and onboard technology after driving the vehicles more than 3,000 miles on test tracks and open roads.

“We are extremely proud that Good Housekeeping magazine has honored the Atlas with this award,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The Atlas packs incredible value. Its combination of design, space, connectivity, and handling represents the best of what Volkswagen has to offer.”

“The Atlas gives you the best of both worlds — an effortless drive and an interior spacious enough for a carload of kids andadults,” said Good Housekeeping. “It has much better storage than others in the category — tons of space in the center console and third row, and more with the seats folded down. We were also wowed by its solid braking and handling around corners.”

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was introduced in Spring 2017 as the brand’s first three-row SUV. Designed specifically for the American family, the 2018 Atlas is available with two engine options—a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6—and in five trim levels: S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium. Atlas also offers 4Motion® all-wheel drive on a variety of trims and is assembled in Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. Prices start at $30,750.

For more on Good Housekeeping’s 2018 Best New Car Awards, click here.

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