Model year 2020 and 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport receive highest overall safety rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Oct 14, 2020
- 2020 and 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport receive NHTSA 5-Star overall safety rating
- Other Volkswagen NHTSA 5-Star overall safety rated models include: 2020 and 2021 Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta, and Jetta GLI models
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the model year 2020 and 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport have both earned a 5-Star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which runs the government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). NHTSA has provided consumers with vehicle safety information since 1978.
The Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport join the 2020 and 2021 Golf, Golf GTI, Jetta, and Jetta GLI as Volkswagen vehicles with a 5-Star overall safety rating.
NHTSA’s NCAP provides frontal, side, and rollover crash test ratings, all aimed at helping consumers make informed vehicle purchasing decisions. The rating results are relayed to consumers using an easily recognizable star rating system from one to five, with five being the best a vehicle can achieve. For further details, visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/ratings.
To help protect occupants, the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport provide a combination of both passive and active safety systems. Both vehicles feature six airbags as standard (front and side airbags for front passengers and side curtain airbags for outboard seating positions), along with a number of electronic safety systems, such as an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). Additionally, the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport are equipped with Volkswagen’s Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Intelligent Crash Response System as standard features.
In addition to safety features, the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport offer Volkswagen’s 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system as an available feature on both V6® and turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain options. The 4Motion system is designed to activate before wheelspin occurs, helping eliminate traction losses and provide stability.
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 www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
“4Motion”, “V6”, “VW”, “Volkswagen”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.
Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).
Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age.
The Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) will only activate in a collision where the airbags deploy or safety belt pretensioners activate. Not all collisions cause airbags to deploy or safety belt pretensioners to activate.