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2020 Atlas joins Car Seat Check Honor Roll

Oct 5, 2020

  • Atlas is one of 14 vehicles on the Car Seat Check Honor Roll
  • For the second year, Atlas earns top marks in all categories
  • Family-friendly Atlas also named’s 2020 Family Car of the Year

Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas has been named to the 2020 Car Seat Check Honor Roll. This is the second year in a row that Atlas has earned a spot on the list.

“Volkswagen has grown our SUV family to fit the needs of America’s families,” says Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy. “Being recognized for the family-friendly features of Atlas is a sign that we’re getting it right.” releases its annual Car Seat Check Honor Roll to recognize which family vehicles best fit car seats and have easy-to-use LATCH systems for car seat installation. Certified child passenger safety technicians evaluate vehicle LATCH systems by installing a rear-facing infant seat, rear- and forward-facing convertible, and a high-back booster seat into each car. To qualify for the 2020 Car Seat Check Honor Roll, vehicles must receive straight-A grades across all categories. The 2020 Atlas scored straight A’s across the board for both the seven-passenger model and six-passenger Atlas with second-row Captain’s Chairs.

“Families looking for a roomy SUV that easily handles car seats will find plenty to like with the Volkswagen Atlas,” says Jenni Newman, editor-in-chief and certified child passenger safety technician. “It's loaded with family-friendly features, has a roomy third row and when equipped with the second-row bench seat, it easily fits three car seats.”

Standout car seat features for the 2020 Atlas include accessible LATCH restraints for installation and a spacious second row bench that can comfortably fit three car seats. The third row is easily accessible when equipped with the standard second row bench or Captain’s Chairs, thanks to an innovative folding mechanism, enabling seats to tilt and slide forward with child seats in place.

Earlier this year, named Atlas the Family Car of the Year for its host of driver-assistance features, spacious seating, and Volkswagen’s fun-to-drive character. Previously, the 2019 model was named to the Car Seat Check Honor Roll, and the 2018 Atlas took both top honors in the 2017 Three-Row SUV Challenge and was named Best of 2018.

Starting at $31,545 MSRP for the 2.0 liter S model, the 2020 Atlas is available in seven trim levels—S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SE w/ Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium. Atlas is offered with a choice of two powertrains—a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder front-wheel drive, or an available 3.6-liter VR6® engine, which can be paired with front-wheel drive or 4Motion® all-wheel drive.

For more information on’s 2020 Car Seat Check Honor Roll, visit


About Volkswagen
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Volkswagen’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. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta, Jetta GLI, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at or to learn more. 

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