Volkswagen Atlas Named To Parents Magazine 10 Best Family Cars List Of 2019

April 2, 2019 by Volkswagen

The three-row family SUV makes list for the second year in a row

Herndon, VA (April 2, 2019) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is proud to announce that the Volkswagen Atlas has been named to the Parents Magazine 10 Best Family Cars of 2019 list.

'We are delighted that Parents magazine has now honored the Atlas for a second year,' said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and After Sales, Volkswagen of America, Inc. 'The 2019 Atlas continues to hit the mark with both American families and critics alike, making it an integral part of our Volkswagen lineup.'

Editors at Parents magazine praised the Atlas for its ample legroom and cargo space, even with five car seats or boosters installed. The SUV's fuel economy and its bumper-to-bumper warranty, covering six-year or 72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) were also highlighted as noteworthy buying points.

To compile the list, Parents started with a field of 30 minivans and SUVs that passed government safety tests with excellent results. A child passenger safety technician installed multiple car seats in each vehicle, and a 'Mom Mechanic' weighed in on fuel economy, maintenance costs, and driving features. 'Second to the home, the car is at the center of our parenting universe,' said Liz Vaccariello, Editor-in-Chief of Parents. 'Moms and dads need a vehicle that can handle their squad and haul all of their stuff. In developing this list, we wanted to evaluate what's important to families at a level that exceeds other car rankings. This meant understanding the fundamental features needed in a vehicle, while also keeping in-car entertainment, and of course, safety top of mind.'

The Volkswagen Atlas was introduced in Spring 2017 as the brand's first three-row SUV. Designed specifically for the American family, the 2019 Atlas is available with two engine options—a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6—and in seven trim levels: S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SE w/Technology R-Line® SEL, SEL R-Line, 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. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices start at $30,895.

Atlas, along with the rest of the 2019 Volkswagen family (excluding e-Golf), comes with the People First Warranty, a six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which includes powertrain coverage for engines, transmissions and optional 4Motion® all-wheel-drive systems and can be transferred to subsequent owners throughout the remainder of its duration.

For more information about the 10 Best Family Cars of 2019 list by Parents magazine, please visit Parents.com/BestCars.

About Parents

Parents magazine helps busy moms raise healthy, happy children. This 90+ year old brand offers trusted content with a familiar voice, empowering today's parents to make the best decisions for their families while connecting with readers on an emotional level and celebrating moments big and small. Parents reaches more than 12 million readers monthly through an award-winning magazine, and extends to millions of users through digital and social platforms. Parents magazine is the flagship of the Parents Network, which includes FamilyFun and Parents Latina as well as Parents.com, and Parenting.com. Parents magazine is published 12 times a year by Meredith Corporation with a rate base of 2.2 million.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

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