Which SUV is the Best Fit for Your Back to School Needs
Breaking Down Which Volkswagen Parents Love
It’s back-to-school season, so you know what that means. Morning and afternoon carpools with the kids, football and cheer practice, and all manner of packing books, bags, lunches, and school projects into the car. And if it’s one thing that parents can agree on when it comes to kids, most of them need plenty of space with at least one or two ways to stay entertained. When you’re a parent, there’s rarely a quiet and uneventful trip in the car. So how do you go about finding the perfect vehicle that is going to accommodate everything a parent needs while also keeping your little ones happy?
Allow us to put on our big red cape and most heroic smile. It’s Volkswagen coming to the rescue!
Go Big or Go Home
Parents that have two or more school-aged children in the car are never guaranteed a quiet trip. Quite the opposite, actually. Kids put into close quarters in the car will bicker, fight, and make a commotion if they feel like they’re having their personal space bubble popped. The smaller the car, the more likely this is to happen.
So, what’s the solution? Go big, of course. Like, really REALLY big. And the only SUV that’s big enough for the job is the VW Atlas.
This three-row SUV easily seats up to seven passengers, which means it’s roomy on the inside like a minivan (154 cubic ft. of interior space), but it packs a ton of power under the hood. The 8-speed automatic 2.0L Turbo engine (also available as a 3.6L V6) offers drivers 235 horsepower with 258 Lb-ft. of torque. Even if you’re using the Atlas as a kid-friendly commuter, it has more power and speed than their favorite superhero.
Sizeable AND Safe
The Atlas is built to be one of the safest SUVs in its class. Since we know you’re going to be driving around with precious cargo, the Atlas is packed with virtually every safety feature under the sun. From its Intelligent Crash Response System to a myriad of strategically placed airbags, the Atlas provides drivers with all the security they’ll ever need to venture confidently into morning rush hour traffic. It contains all the following safety features
- Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution, and Hydraulic Brake Assist
- Crash-optimized front end
- Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
- Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist
- Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
- Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS)
- LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
- Rear View Camera System
- Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, front and rear
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert
- Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist)
- Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist)
Big Size, Big Entertainment
We all know that kids need to stay entertained while in the car, and the VW Atlas doesn’t fall short in this category, either. As you’d expect, Volkswagen has gone above and beyond to make smartphone pairing easy and seamless. The Atlas features Bluetooth technology along with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto – perfect for streaming your favorite playlists and accessing apps on the 6.5” color display. Everything sounds crystal clear through the Fender Premium Audio System. Add on SiriusXM for the widest selection of audio entertainment, including channels that are just for kids. For teens who have cell phones of their own, the Atlas comes standard with 2 USB-C ports so they can walk into class with a full charge.
Unmatched Warranty and Service Coverage
When you’re commuting with kids, the last thing you want to think about is if your vehicle is going to break down. We don’t want you to stress; we want you to be carefree, which is why the new 2021 VW Atlas comes with Carefree Coverage that consists of the following
2 yrs. Service – Scheduled Carefree Maintenance (2 years or 20,000 miles)
3 yrs. Help – Roadside Assistance (3 years or 36,000 miles)
4 yrs. Coverage – New Vehicle Limited Warranty (4 years or 50,000 miles)
5 yrs. Access – Car-Net Remote Access
The next time you need VW parts or service, you can simply swing by one of our service centers for your routine maintenance or repairs. Our service centers carry a large stock of Volkswagen parts, which means our customers don’t usually have to wait very long to get their cars back.
Test Drive the Award-Winning Volkswagen Atlas
Not only is the VW Atlas tested by parents and loved by kids, it’s also one of the few large-capacity SUVs out there that have won the accolades to back it up. The VW Atlas is the 2021 Cars.com Family Car of the Year (for the second year in a row) and was also named one of the Best Family Cars in 2021 by “Parents Magazine” (for the fourth year in a row). The Atlas is definitely the go-to vehicle for today’s modern American family.
Whether you’re looking for new cars for sale or used cars for sale, your friends at VW Clear Lake have the perfect Volkswagen for you and your family. Many folks that start out searching “used cars near me” wind up taking the all-new 2021 Atlas for a spin and falling in love with it.
To check out the VW Atlas in person, the best thing to do is pay a visit to the VW Clear Lake dealership located at 15100 Gulf Fwy. in Houston, TX. Let your sales associate know you’re interested in seeing the Atlas. Or, you can check out one of the many other kid-friendly vehicles we have out on the lot.