The range of VW Atlas models extends over eight trim levels and two powertrains, resulting in eighteen configurations. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder is stock on the S and SE trims, and can be had in SE with Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium models. The 3.6-liter V6 can be equipped to the SE with Technology, its R-Line variant, the SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium. The Premium R-Line is powered exclusively by the V6.
The base model is equipped with 18-inch alloys, LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, and a six-inch touchscreen with one USB port, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The MIB2 setup powers the infotainment system.
One step up, the SE trim adds keyless entry with push-button start, tri-zone climate control, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, ten-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat, and an eight-inch infotainment screen with MIB3, HD radio, and SiriusXM.
Next up, the SE with Technology can be had in two configurations, depending on the powertrain. Either way, it features 20-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, remote start, a power tailgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and park distance control.
The SE with Tech R-Line comes with more aggressive 20-inch alloy wheels, black exterior accents, a few sporty interior trims, and stainless steel pedal caps.
SEL trims come with a power panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel, power adjustment for the front passenger seat, navigation, a digital instrument cluster. Lane keep assist is standard here, as is travel assist, emergency assist, and dynamic road sign display. In SEL R-Line spec, 21-inch wheels are added, along with the exterior enhancements from the SE with Tech R-Line.
The SEL Premium throws power-folding exterior mirrors with puddle lights and 20-inch wheels into the mix, as well as genuine leather upholstery, heating and ventilation for the front seats, heated second-row seats, and a 12-speaker Fender sound system.
At the top of the range, the Premium R-Line boasts blacked-out exterior goodies and a standard trailer hitch. It’s only available with the V6 engine in AWD.