Despite everything that the Volkswagen Atlas has, it still failed to get the Top Safety Pick+ rating from IIHS.
Even with all the optional crash prevention system that Volkswagen has to offer, they still could not get the top rating. According to IIHS, the reason why Volkswagen failed to get the top rating was because of the headlights and that means the Volkswagen Atlas will be sitting below models like the Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Pilot and more when it comes to safety.
Of course, the Top Safety Pick rating is not a bad one either and a lot of models would be glad to get that rating. Other models that were given the Top Safety Pick includes the Kia Sorento, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder and more.
You can watch the Volkswagen Atlas perform in their small overlap in the video down below.