Sep 20, 2017

Perfect scores for the vehicles’ Latch systems give Volkswagen SUVs an edge for today’s families

HERNDON, VA (September 20, 2017) — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce that Cars.com has named the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan to the “Car Seat Check Honor Roll.” The Car Seat Check Honor Roll recognizes the cars that Cars.com experts have tested during the past year that have ample room for at least two car seats and have Latch anchors that make car-seat installation easier. Only 10 vehicles, out of 65 2017 and 2018 models tested, earned the top grade of A in all the categories. Volkswagen was the only brand to have two vehicles named to the Honor Roll. 

“Volkswagen grew its family this year to include two new SUVs designed specifically for American families,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “We are pleased to be recognized for this important element of family-friendliness in Atlas and Tiguan.”

To perform its Car Seat Check, Cars.com has certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats (infant seat, convertible seat and booster seat). Cars are scored on an A to F scale.

“The new-for-2018 Atlas changes everything: It's roomy, loaded with family-friendly features and excels when it comes to car seats,” said Jennifer Newman, Editor-in-Chief, Cars.com. “There's three sets of Latch anchors across the second row, and three car seats installed easily and fit well.”

The 2018 Tiguan, which recently won Cars.com’s Compact SUV Challenge, was praised for its new larger size and available third row. Newman said, “The Tiguan is a great option for families.”

Starting at $25,195, the 2018 Tiguan is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and has four trim levels available—S, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. Starting at $30,500, the 2018 Atlas is available with two engine options—a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder (later availability) and a 3.6-liter V6—and in five trim levels—S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium. Both offer 4Motion® all-wheel drive on a variety of trims.

Both the 2018 Atlas and 2018 Tiguan carry a six-year/72,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty that includes coverage of powertrain components—including the engine, transmission and optional 4Motion® all-wheel-drive system. Major competitors offer a three-year/36,000 mile basic warranty with a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Not only does the Volkswagen SUV bumper-to-bumper warranty offer longer coverage than its main competitors, all of its elements can be transferred to subsequent owners—up to 6 years or 72,000 miles, whichever occurs first. 

For more information on Cars.com’s Car Seat Checks or the Cars.com Car Seat Honor Roll, visit www.cars.com/news.


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, CC, Eos, e-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, Tiguan Limited, and Touareg vehicles through approximately 651 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

About Cars.com

Cars.com is a leading online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership. A pioneer in automotive classified, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms, connecting consumers with local dealers across the country anytime, anywhere. Through trusted expert content, on-the-lot mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com helps shoppers buy, sell and service their vehicles. Cars.com companies include DealerRater®, Auto.com™, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®.  The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago. For more information, visit www.Cars.com


This press release and images of the 2018 Atlas and 2018 Tiguan are available at media.vw.com. Follow us @VWNews.

All prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and exclude destination, taxes, title, options, and dealer charges.  Dealer sets actual prices.

MY2018 Atlas and MY2018 Tiguan offers a 6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty.  Claim based on manufacturers’ published data on transferable Bumper-to-bumper/Basic warranty only.  Not based on other separate warranties.  See owner’s literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.