A great choice for big families, a large SUV with three rows can be the perfect option for people who aren’t quite ready to commit to the minivan lifestyle. But when making such a big purchase for your little ones, it’s important to be sure that the vehicle you choose can stand the test of time. Recently, Cars.com hosted a number of challenges to pit cars brands against each other to figure out which one stands out from the rest. For the second time this year, a Volkswagen vehicle has taken home the title of “Best” in their respective category. We are proud to say that the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is officially the “Best Three-Row SUV of 2017″. Read more about it below.
Cars.com Three-Row SUV Challenge Rankings
Following the footsteps of the redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, the brand-new Volkswagen Atlas has won the Three-Row SUV Challenge by a large number of points, making it the Best Three-Row SUV of 2017 in terms of safety, interior comforts, power, and more. In order to choose a winner, Cars.com compared a total of four different three-rowed SUVs against each other. Here’s how they stacked up:
What the judges liked: Large center console with storage, good standard safety features
What the judges didn’t like: Not enough cargo space, disappointing interior comforts
What the judges liked: Quiet cabin, impressive standard rear entertainment
What the judges didn’t like: Inadequate rear legroom, weak powertrain
What the judges liked: Spacious interior, smooth engine
What the judges didn’t like: Poor interior quality, no standard driver assistance features
What the judges liked: Best backseat comfort, top-rated cargo capacity, and landslide winner of the Car Seat Check
What the judges didn’t like: Loud engine, not enough USB ports for everyone
As you can see from the way the judges voted, the Atlas had only a few small redirects that could help improve upon its score compared to the larger issues with the other SUVs. If you would like to try out the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, grab your family and head to Dirito Brothers Volkswagen for a test drive today!