2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Trim Levels

May 30th, 2021 by

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is one of the most formidable vehicles in the midsize SUV segment. Its solid engine options and composed handling contribute to an enjoyable driving experience, while its roomy cabin and long list of standard features provide excellent comfort, entertainment, and safety. If you’re interested in getting the new Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, check out this detailed trim comparison to make the right buying decision.

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Comparison of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Trim Levels

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The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is available in five trim levels: the base S, SE, SE with Technology, SEL, and the range-topping SEL Premium. Starting from the SE with technology, all trims can be equipped with the R-Line package, which adds 20- or 21-inch wheels, unique badging, and a body kit. Below is a thorough trim breakdown for the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport:

Atlas Cross Sport S

If you opt for the base model of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, the price starts at $30,855. This trim level comes standard with 

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
  • LED headlights. 

It also offers infotainment features such as 

  • 6.5-inch touch-screen display
  • USB port
  • Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Bluetooth
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay

Its standard active safety features include:

  • A rearview camera.
  • Blind-spot detection.
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers.
  • Automatic emergency braking.
  • Pedestrian monitoring.
  • Forward-collision alert.

Atlas Cross Sport SE

Priced at $34,205, the SE includes: 

  • Synthetic leather upholstery
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear sunshades
  • Automatic climate control
  • Push-start button
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Power liftgate
  • 8-inch touch screen
  • Smartphone charging pad
  • Satellite radio
  • HD radio
  • Three additional USB ports.

Atlas Cross Sport SE with Technology

The mid-range SE with Technology costs $36,245. This model has all of the standard features in the SE, plus includes:  

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Remote start
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front and rear parking sensors

In addition, it gives you access to optional features such as

  • V-6 engine
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Tow package

Atlas Cross Sport SEL

With a starting price of $41,625, the SEL gains 

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Digital gauge cluster
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Navigation
  • Automatic high-beam headlamps
  • Low-speed traffic-jam assistance
  • Lane-keeping assistance
  • Trailer hitch
  • Tow package

Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium

The SEL Premium comes with a price tag of $46,525. In this model, you’ll find additional standard features such as 

  • All-wheel drive
  • Genuine leather upholstery
  • Ambient lighting
  • Cooled front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Power side mirrors
  • 12-speaker Fender audio system
  • Surround-view parking camera system
  • Hands-free parallel-parking assistance

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Features

Exterior Features & Design

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport features an imposing stance that conveys a commanding presence on the road. Its front end looks bold and aggressive with an almost horizontal hood and a wide two-bar grille, while its rear end appears somewhat rugged with a sculpted bumper and muscular curves. A prominent shoulder line and a fastback-inspired roof contribute to a sporty side profile. This Volkswagen is a handsome vehicle, thanks to its clean styling and well-proportioned body.

Engine Power, Towing Capacity

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport offers two engine options: a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 235 horsepower and a 3.6-liter V-6 with 276 horsepower. Regardless of which engine you choose, the SUV has more than adequate power for daily commuting and long-distance driving. It gets up to speed steadily and provides solid passing power on the highway partly because of the smooth and precise shifts from its eight-speed automatic transmission. When fitted with the V-6 engine, the Atlas Cross Sport has a tow rating of 5,000 pounds. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available.

Handling Features

The Atlas Cross Sport strikes a good balance between comfort and agility when it comes to handling. This SUV has a well-tuned suspension that quickly soaks up potholes and bumps, resulting in a comfortable and peaceful ride. It also feels composed and stable at high speeds and around sharp turns, making it relatively fun to drive. Additionally, it does an excellent job of negotiating tight spaces in the city because of its well-weighted and quick steering.

Atlas Cross Sport MPG Ratings

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport delivers a decent fuel economy for a midsize SUV. The front-wheel-drive earns an EPA-estimated 21/24 mpg (city/highway) with the turbo-four and 17/23 mpg with the V-6. If you opt for all-wheel drive, the ratings drop to 20/24 mpg with the standard engine and 16/22 mpg with the optional engine.

Atlas Cross Sport Interior Features

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport can seat up to five people in two rows on the inside. Both rows of seats are well-cushioned and provide a generous amount of legroom and headroom. Even tall adults can sit comfortably in this SUV. The cabin is solidly built and features a minimalist design. It offers excellent outward visibility and filters out most traffic and wind noise even at high speeds. This Volkswagen SUV has a wide range of infotainment features to deliver an enjoyable in-vehicle experience.

Atlas Cross Sport Cargo Space Dimensions

If you regularly need to carry a lot of stuff or go on road trips, you’ll be glad to know that the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport has one of the largest cargo capacities in its class. It gives you 40.3 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats and 77.8 cubic feet behind the front seats.

Atlas Cross Sport Safety Features

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport comes with an abundance of essential safety features to protect you and your passengers on the road. These features include airbags, an anti-lock braking system, traction control, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring, daytime running lights, and fog lamps. The SUV also comes with plenty of standard and available driver-assistance features to minimize your risk of accidents.

Test Drive the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport in Streetsboro, Ohio

If you want to know which 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport trim level is most suitable for you, stop by Volkswagen of Streetsboro for a test drive. Contact us to make an appointment.

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