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

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

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

Surfing Madonna Beach Run 2017 – Guinness World Record Set!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

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

SDSU Men’s Basketball Team Welcomes A New 2018 VW Atlas

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Head Coach of the Men’s Basketball team at San Diego State University Brian Dutcher is participating in our courtesy car program. For over 25 years, the college team has used a Herman Cook VW courtesy car for driving the players, hauling equipment, and other transport needs for the team.

SDSU Men's Basketball Team Welcomes A New 2018 VW Atlas

This year, bigger was better to fit the 7 ft. tall players comfortably. Just the job for the 2018 VW Atlas, Volkswagen’s newest 7 seat SUV. Click here to see the Volkswagen Atlas for yourself. Go Aztecs!

VW Atlas Featured In Encinitas Magazine

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Our 2018 Volkswagen Atlas has a featured spot in the new issue of the Encinitas Magazine.

Check out their full October November 2017 issue here.

Introducing the 2018 Atlas Encinitas Magazine

Encinitas Magazine Cover October November 2017