Volkswagen Atlas Named 2020 Family Car of the Year

February 13th, 2020 by

With plenty of passenger and cargo space, driver-assistance features, and athletic handling, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas has truly set itself apart from its competitors. This is the Atlas’ third award from It was also named Best Three-Row SUV in 2017 and Best Overall Model in 2018. Beating out nominees such as the Ford Expedition and the Hyundai Sante Fe, the Atlas wowed judges with its safety features, crash test results, and the accommodation of family members and their belongings. The additional family-friendly features and overall excellence of the vehicle played an important role in its selection.

“The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas makes family life a little easier,” said Jenni Newman, editor-in-chief of “The three-row SUV has a cavernous interior that can easily handle hauling kids and their car seats, and unlike many of its competitors, the Atlas has a third row that’s roomy enough for taller teens or adults. It also sports a sizable cargo area, meaning families don’t have to choose between carrying people or their stuff. And although the Atlas is a big SUV, it’s nimble both on the road and in tight parking lots.”

The Atlas starts at $31,545 MSRP for the 2.0 liter S model and is available in seven trim levels- S, SE, SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium. For 2020, the Atlas also adds next-generation VW Car-Net® services and Wi-Fi capability as standard on every Atlas model.

More to come on when the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas plans to hit the market. If you can’t wait, visit our inventory for great deals on our 2019 Atlas models, or visit us at our Timmons Volkswagen dealership and test drive one today!