November 2018
Colonial Volkswagen of Medford in Medford, Massachusetts
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Vehicle Details: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Safety
2018 Volkswagen Atlas puts safety first

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas prioritizes safety in a major way, and the NHTSA has recognized that commitment with a five-star overall rating. From its careful construction to its innovative technologies, the Atlas is designed to keep occupants out of harm’s way and protect them when danger is unavoidable.


The design of the 2018 VW Atlas puts safety front and center. This starts with the high-strength steel used to construct the vehicle. The Atlas also features front and rear crumple zones that absorb energy from collisions, while the vehicle’s rigid safety cage shields occupants from the brunt of impacts. Inside the Atlas you’ll find all the expected built-in safety features, including a comprehensive system of airbags for all three rows, three-point seatbelts, a LATCH system for child safety seats and a rearview camera.


The 2018 VW Atlas is built with seven systems that enhance the vehicle’s stability and stopping power. These include Electronic Stability Control and Anti-Slip Regulation to give the Atlas a steady grip on the road, along with Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution and an anti-lock braking system for reliable stopping capability. The Atlas also offers available 4Motion® all-wheel drive with selectable handling modes to give drivers precise control in a variety of driving conditions.

Active safety features

The 2018 VW Atlas offers an array of available active features that work with drivers to maintain safety on the road. An Overhead View Camera, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert work together to help drivers stay aware of their surroundings. Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Pedestrian Monitoring keep the Atlas one step ahead of what’s going on around it. Park Distance Control and Parking Steering Assistant make it a breeze to maneuver in and out of parking spaces.

Crash response

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas features a pair of innovative standard safety features that work together to protect the vehicle’s occupants after a crash occurs. After a collision, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System activates to bring the Atlas to a complete stop. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Crash Response System turns off the fuel pump, turns on the hazard lights and unlocks the doors for easier emergency access.

Inside the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, occupants are surrounded by an array of safety-enhancing features. Resilient design, active driver-assist technologies and sure-footed handling combine to provide peace of mind no matter the situation.

This article is presented by Colonial Volkswagen of Medford in Medford, Massachusetts.


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