2019 VW Atlas Vs. 2018 VW Atlas
Automakers come out with a new iteration of their key models every year, and sometimes it can be a bit difficult to keep up with the changes. Is it always worth buying the latest model? How improved are they really?
It depends. The Volkswagen Atlas was just introduced as an all-new vehicle for the 2018 model year, so it’s to be expected that Volkswagen isn’t going to change it up too much right off the bat. But that’s not to say it’s exactly the same. What’s new on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas?
Changes to the Volkswagen Atlas for 2019
For the 2019 model year, more safety features have been standardized in the base trim of the Volkswagen Atlas. These newly standard features include:
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
- Forward Collision Warning
- Pedestrian Detection
- Automatic Emergency Braking
This means that a base 2019 Volkswagen Atlas will be better equipped than a base 2018 Atlas. You’ll be getting more bang for your buck with the 2019 model year. And of course, buying a 2019 vehicle means you get all the benefits of a fresh new ride, rather than a pre-owned and potentially worn-down iteration.
Newly Standard Safety Features on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas
Let’s take a closer look at a few of the newly standardized safety features of the 2019 VW Atlas.
Blind Spot Monitor:
The Blind Spot Monitor helps alert the driver to cars in the vehicle’s blind spots. This comes in very handy when changing lanes, and removes a lot of the anxiety of driving in traffic.
Rear Traffic Alert:
The Rear Traffic Alert will keep extra electronic eyes peeled behind you when you back up, and sound an alert if any vehicles come to cross the path. It can even help the vehicle brake, if necessary, to avoid a collision. This is certainly helpful to prevent getting blind-sided when reversing.
Pedestrian Monitoring keeps those electronic eyes peeled forward to monitor for any pedestrians that may be crossing suddenly in front. It will alert you, and brake automatically if necessary.