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When is the All-New 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Midsize SUV Coming to Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA?

side view of a gray 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Release Date and Preliminary Info

No brand has more fully embraced the rise of the SUV over the last few model years than Volkswagen. And the evidence for that statement continues into the upcoming 2020 model year with the unveiling of the all-new 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport midsize SUV. With a smaller body than the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas – all while still featuring comparable interior space – the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport marks the beginning of Volkswagen’s plan to double up in the most popular SUV segments, with a new compact SUV also coming soon that will fit in the lineup beneath the new Volkswagen Tiguan. But before we get into all of that, let’s take a look at the release date and preliminary info for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Read the rest of this entry >>

What Features and Capabilities Make the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Lineup at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA Such an Smart Purchase for New SUV Shoppers?

rear view of a silver 2019 VW Atlas

In-Depth Look at the Features & Capabilities of the 2019 VW Atlas

As SUVs continue to grow in popularity, it’s no wonder that automotive companies all over the world are stepping up their game to provide new SUV lineups to meet the new SUV demand. But it was Volkswagen who stepped up their game in the biggest way thanks to the new Volkswagen Atlas lineup at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA. Featuring everything new SUV shoppers are looking for in terms of power, capability, maneuverability, fuel efficiency, and features, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas lineup has quickly become one of the most beloved new SUV lineups on the road today. With that in mind, let’s take an in-depth look at the features and capabilities of the 2019 VW Atlas to see what makes it such a smart purchase for a new SUV shopper. Read the rest of this entry >>

What Advanced New Safety, Driver Assistance, Technology and Connectivity Systems are Featured with a 2019 VW Atlas from Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA?

rear view of a silver 2019 VW Atlas

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Standard and Available Features

There’s a lot to love about the new Volkswagen Atlas lineup at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA. In fact, there’s so much to love, people have a hard time deciding what their favorite part of their 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is. Some love its roomy and comfortable interior. Others love its powerful and fuel efficient engine. And some simply love its sleek and sporty design. But one thing everyone can agree on is the love for the 2019 VW Atlas lineup’s standard and available features. And we’re going to show you why those features are so popular right here as we go over the standard and available features for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Read the rest of this entry >>

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Earns Top Large SUV MotorWeek 2019 Drivers’ Choice Award

high angle view of a white 2019 VW Atlas driving along the coast

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Named Best Large Utility by MotorWeek

Everyone who’s gotten behind the wheel of the new Volkswagen Atlas lineup at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, knows just how impressive this large new SUV truly is – something you can find out for yourself by coming in for a test drive today! But you don’t have to just take our word for it, as the 2019 VW Atlas lineup has been racking up the awards this model year. And now it’s got a new trophy for the case as the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas was recently named the Best Large Utility during the 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award. Read the rest of this entry >>

What Color Will Your New 2019 Volkswagen Atlas be When You Pick It Out at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA?

side view of a white 2019 VW Atlas

Pictures of All 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Exterior Colors

If you’re looking for a new SUV ready for everything life throws your way – and everything you want to throw life’s way – you’re going to be hard-pressed to find one better than the new Volkswagen Atlas at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA. That’s because the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has everything you need to conquer daily commutes, errand runs, weekend adventures, and family road trips alike. That means you’ll probably be spending quite a bit of time with your new 2019 Atlas – and that means you’ll want a new Atlas that matches your personality. With that in mind, here are pictures of all 2019 Volkswagen Atlas exterior colors so you can find the one that’s right for you. Read the rest of this entry >>

Parents Magazine Says 2019 Volkswagen Atlas at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA One of 10 Best Family Cars of 2019

family walking toward the beach from their 2019 VW Atlas

2019 Atlas Earns Spot on Parents Magazine 10 Best Family Cars List

Nothing changes a person’s life more than having kids. Anyone who has kids will tell you that, but they may have trouble fully explaining just how much kids can change a person’s life – if only because having kids drastically alters day-to-day life in every possible way. And that includes what a person looks for in a new vehicle. Instead of looking for powerful and fun to drive engines and adventure-ready features, parents need high gas mileage ratings, comfortable and feature-filled interiors, and a comprehensive suite of the latest and greatest safety and driver assistance systems. But how do parents know which new vehicle is the perfect family vehicle? Well, they can check out the Parents Magazine 10 Best Family Cars List of 2019 – a list on which the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has earned a spot. Read the rest of this entry >>

How Much Passenger and Cargo Space is Featured in the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Lineup at Herman Cook VW in Encinitas CA?

rear view of a silver 2019 VW Atlas

Interior Space Specifications for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

When the new Volkswagen Atlas lineup first burst onto the scene, people all over the country – and especially here in Encinitas, CA – instantly fell in love with it. And nothing has changed in that regard now that the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas lineup has arrived here at Herman Cook VW. The only thing that’s changed is the Atlas itself, which is now roomier, more spacious, and more comfortable than ever before. But how roomy is it? Is there enough interior passenger and cargo space for you to bring everyone and everything you want along for the ride? That’s exactly what we’re going to find out as we take an in-depth look at the interior space specifications for the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. Read the rest of this entry >>

What’s Under the Hood of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Lineup at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas CA?

side view of a silver 2019 VW Atlas

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Options and Powertrain Features

The new Volkswagen Atlas lineup at Herman Cook Volkswagen in Encinitas, CA, turned a lot of heads when it debuted during the 2018 model year. And when we say it turned a lot of heads, we mean it, as the VW Atlas quickly became one of the most popular models offered here at Herman Cook VW. And now that the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas lineup has arrived, that popularity is only going to grow. Now, there are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the main reasons is what’s under the hood of the 2019 VW Atlas lineup. With that in mind, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the engine options and powertrain features of the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas lineup. Read the rest of this entry >>

Atlas Named 2018 Best Three-Row SUV For Families by Parents Magazine and Edmunds

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has been named Best Three-Row SUV in the 10 Best Family Cars for 2018 list by Parents magazine and Edmunds. Volkswagen’s midsize SUV has been praised for spaciousness, driving dynamics and the People First Warranty.

ATLAS Named Best Three-Row SUV

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The People First Warranty

*6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 and newer VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf. See owner’s literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.

Editors at Parents magazine praised the Atlas for third-row legroom, the six-year or 72,000 mile warranty and ease of maneuverability. “We rated the steering 5 out of 5,” said Dan Edmunds, head of vehicle testing at Edmunds (but no relation). “It drives a lot smaller than it is.”

2018 Atlas Interior Legroom

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“We are so proud to be named one of the 10 best cars for families by Parents magazine and Edmunds,” said Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “The 2018 Atlas was designed and assembled in America specifically with American families in mind. Three rows of highly configurable seating with the latest tech features and Volkswagen’s trademark style and driving dynamics is definitely a winning combination.”

2018 VW Atlas 3 Row Seats Folded

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To compile the annual list, Parents and Edmunds first looked at safety ratings, narrowing contenders to the 109 that were a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or received a 5/5 star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration. Edmunds rated the mechanics of each of those vehicles, and Parents installed car seats and looked for family-friendly features in the 20 finalists.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 3rd Row Seating

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The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas was introduced as the brand’s first three-row SUV. Designed specifically for the American family, the 2018 Atlas is available with two engine options—a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6—and in five trim levels: S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium. Atlas also offers 4Motion® all-wheel drive on a variety of trims and is assembled in Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Atlas Named 2018 Best Three-Row SUV

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For more information about the 10 Best Family Cars for 2018 list by Parents magazine and Edmunds, please visit Parents.com/BestCars.

Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2017 – Guinness World Record Set!

Thank you all for joining us on Sunday as we sponsored the Surfing Madonna Beach Run in Encinitas. We all became part of history during an official attempt for the Guinness World Record of “Largest Race on Sand”, which WE DID IT!

Herman Cook Volkswagen Atlas at Surfing Madonna 2017

Nearly 5,000 runners and walkers participated in the WORLD RECORD SETTING 5K, 10K, & 15K beach run. Guinness World Record “Largest Race on Sand” is defined as the most amount of people to race on the sand simultaneously. This is a huge accomplishment completed right here in Encinitas, California!

Surfing Madonna Beach Run Encinitas California

We were excited to show off Volkswagen’s largest brand new 7-seat SUV the 2018 Atlas down on the beach for the event.

Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2017 Herman Cook VW

The Surfing Madonna Beach Run was a huge success for runners, volunteers, and spectators alike. It started at stunning Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and participants went up the coast to Beacons Beach and Ponto Beach before heading South to Swami’s Beach.

Herman Cook Volkswagen Encinitas CA Surfing Madonna

The run was Sold Out on race day and the energy was HOT! For more information on the Surfing Madonna Beach Run and their Oceans Project efforts to protect our coastline click here.

Herman Cook VW at Surfing Madonna 2017

Thanks to all of you who stopped by to see us and show your support to Herman Cook VW. We are proud to be part of such an active and thriving community here in Encinitas!

HCVW Surfing Madonna