Volkswagen Atlas Safety

Volkswagen Atlas Safety Review

When it comes to you and your family, safety is often top of mind. So, you should expect your vehicle to help keep everyone on board protected.

The Volkswagen Atlas has earned the respect of drivers throughout Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg for how safe it is. In fact, this vehicle has earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).*

In this safety review, we’ll cover the features that can offer you great peace of mind. See what they are below, and feel free to contact Faulkner Volkswagen if you have any questions.

Volkswagen Atlas Active Safety Features

Volkswagen Atlas Safety

The Volkswagen Atlas comes with seven stability-enhancing systems (i.e., active safety features) to help prevent an accident from occurring. These include:

  • Anti-Slip Regulation
  • Electronic Differential Lock
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist

There’s also Electronic Stability Control, which can apply corrective forces to the wheels that need them the most to remain steady on the road. Plus, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution can help maintain proper stopping power in a hard-braking situation, so that you don’t collide into a car or other object.

Driver-Assisting Technologies in the Volkswagen Atlas

The Volkswagen Atlas also offers lots of driver-assisting technologies that can help give you confidence on the road.

Volkswagen Atlas Safety

One such feature is the available Lane Assist. If you start to move out of your lane without using a turn signal, the system can use small corrective steering inputs to get you back to the center of your lane.

Then, there’s the available Front Assist, which includes:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Pedestrian Monitoring
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking

The system can sense when you’re getting too close to a vehicle or person and will warn you to take action. If you don’t in time, the system can apply the brakes for you to help avoid a collision.

Volkswagen Atlas Passive Safety Features

But even if a collision occurred, you can rest easy knowing the VW Atlas has your back. That’s because it’s built with a rigid safety cage, and front and rear crumple zones, that’ll absorb crash energy and deflect it away from everyone on board.

There are also advanced airbags to help protect everyone on board, like front and rear Side Curtain Protection® head airbags. Plus, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) makes it easy to install car seats, so that your children may stay better prepared at all times.

If you do get hit, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System will help slow the car down to help avoid additional impacts. Plus, an Intelligent Crash Response System can turn off the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and activate the hazard lights if you’re not able to.

Test Drive a Volkswagen Atlas Today!

As you can see, the VW Atlas offers tons of safety features, so you can enjoy driving around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg.

To learn more, and take this midsize SUV on a test drive, don’t wait. Stop by Faulkner Volkswagen today!


*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (

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