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Cars.com Names Atlas Best 3-Row SUV

Cars.com, one of the leading consumer information sites for news about cars, trucks and SUVs, has named the new VW Atlas the “Best 3-Row SUV of 2017” after a competition that wasn’t really close. Cars.com put the Atlas up against the Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and the results might surprise some people shopping for a new people hauler. “Volkswagen’s first SUV with a standard three rows of seats won this competition by one of the larger margins in Cars.com challenge history,” according to Cars.com editor-in-chief Jennifer Newman. “The all-new three-row SUV stole the show with its refined driving manners, ample passenger and cargo space, and easy-to-use technology.” If you’re looking for a people hauler that offers all the performance and comfort you’ll ever need, stop by Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale and take a test drive.

Second Recent Win for Volkswagen

The totally redesigned VW Tiguan also won the Cars.com challenge for the 2017 compact SUV category. Cars.com tests vehicles in 12 different categories, including value, visibility, ride quality, powertrain, multimedia, in-cabin storage, cargo storage, second and third-row comfort, driver and passenger comfort and interior quality. For the 3-row SUV competition, vehicles could not cost more than $46,000 including all options and transportation fees. Vehicles also won points for advanced safety features and the ability to accommodate various child safety seats. The first-place Atlas was followed by, in order, the Traverse, Pilot and Highlander. “We are so proud of this win for the all-new Atlas,” said VW VP Derrick Hatami. “Adding a 3-row SUV to our lineup has been a long time coming, so it was paramount to get it right. Coming out first in a head-to-head comparison with several key competitors is evidence that we are doing just that.”

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

The VW Atlas comes in variety of models starting at just $30,500. Depending on the model, you can choose from a 2.0L turbocharged engine that delivers a healthy 235 horsepower, or go with a 3.6L V6 motor that pumps out 276 horses. Either way you get startling fuel efficiency with 26 mpg on the highway for the 2.0L and 25 highway mpg for the V6. When equipped properly with the larger engine, the Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds, which is more than enough for most boats or travel trailers. Choose the 4Motion all-wheel drive option and selecting the right type of all-wheel drive for your current conditions is as simple as turning a dial. The new VW Atlas has earned a maximum five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is a Top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. VW also offers the best warranty in the business, a 6-year/72,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper policy that’s double that of most competitors. See the all-new Atlas today when you take a test drive at Chapman Volkswagen Scottsdale.

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