Volkswagen Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport qualify for highest award

November 9, 2023

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas

The 2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, both midsize SUVs, earn Top Safety Pick+ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award in 2023, a vehicle must earn a good rating in the Institute’s updated side test as well as in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front and original moderate overlap front tests. Acceptable or good headlights must be standard across all trims, and a front crash prevention system that earns advanced or superior ratings in both the daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations must be available.

In contrast, for the lower-tier Top Safety Pick award, an acceptable rating in the updated side test is enough, and only an advanced or superior rating in the daytime vehicle-to-pedestrian test is necessary.

Both the three-row Volkswagen Atlas and two-row Atlas Cross Sport meet all the requirements for the higher award.

The SUVs come with a standard front crash prevention system that earns advanced ratings in both the daytime and nighttime pedestrian crash avoidance tests, and the two available headlight systems both earn good ratings.

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