2022 Volkswagen Atlas  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#21 of 2022 SUVs

#28 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas
The Atlas, introduced by Volkswagen in 2018, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Volkswagen offers a 6-year, 72,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0291% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3192%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0291% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3192% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. An active safety system that is standard on the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is Front Assist. Some safety features are optional on the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor.

Safety features can still make a vehicle safer, even if not as flashy as emergency automatic braking. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you. Optional Light Assist on the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9475Chrysler VoyagerKia CarnivalNissan MuranoChevrolet TraverseHyundai PalisadeVolkswagen AtlasToyota HighlanderNissan PathfinderHonda PilotSubaru AscentKia TellurideDodge DurangoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 94. The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is safer than the 2022 Chrysler Voyager, the 2022 Kia Carnival, the 2022 Nissan Murano, the 2022 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2022 Hyundai Palisade. It is about as safe as the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2022 Toyota Highlander.

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