2024 VW Atlas & Atlas Cross Sport Earn Top Safety Ratings

November 20th, 2023 by

With so many choices, how can a consumer decide on the right ride? There’s price, performance, comfort, luxury, style, technology. But for you and your precious family, one thing may overarch all: Safety. 

Assessing a vehicle’s safety is where impartial judges come into play. One of the most influential is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which conducts yearly tests on new models. The best are dubbed TOP SAFETY PICK+.


The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport just earned the honor from the IIHS. While Volkswagen of Fairfield is proud of these amazing vehicles’ price, performance, comfort, luxury, style, and technology, the TOP SAFETY PICK+ designations are especially praiseworthy.


What does TOP SAFETY PICK+ Mean?

Earning the award requires that vehicles get these ratings:

  • Good on IIHS’s updated side crash test
  • Good on driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, and original moderate overlap front tests
  • Good or acceptable standard headlights (all trims)
  • Advanced or superior front crash prevention system during both day and nighttime driving


What the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport Have

Many of the 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport safety features are integrated into their standard Volkswagen IQ.DRIVE® advanced driver technology that features hands-on semi-automated capability. IQ.DRIVE includes lane centering and a capacitive steering wheel that makes driving easier. It has front and rear radar, a front camera, and several ultrasound sensors that are constantly collecting data from the area around the vehicle. It delivers  Travel Assist, semi-automated driving assistance; Front Assist with Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring; Active Side Assist or Blind Spot Monitoring; Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control Stop and Go; Lane Assist to keep you in your lane; and Emergency Assist, which offers semi-automated vehicle assistance in a medical emergency.


But wait! There’s more! 

The 2024  VW Atlas and VW Atlas Cross Sport also have standard Exit Warning, as well as available Park Distance Control, Park Assist to aid in getting in and out of tight parking spaces, Dynamic Road Sign Display, Head-up Display, Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control, Light Assist to help with high beam control and Area View Overhead View Camera. 

Whew! That’s a lot of safety assistance, and that’s why the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport are among the safest SUVs on the road today: IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ certified.

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