2021 Volkswagen Atlas Trim Levels

2021 Volkswagen Atlas blue parked outside with palm trees

The Volkswagen Atlas returns triumphant for the 2021 model year. This latest edition to the budding model comes with cosmetic updates to the body of the SUV and enhancements to the interior to bring it in line with the expectations of modern drivers. The most well-equipped version of the Atlas is the V6 SEL Premium R-Line with 4MOTION®.

On the other end of the spectrum in terms of trim is the S. It is still the same Atlas, but it has a smaller engine and a fair complement of interior technology and other features. There are four other trim levels, but it is easier to visualize the differences between them by reviewing the chart below.


V6 SE with Technology 

V6 SE With Tech. With 4MOTION® 

V6 SEL with 4MOTION® 

V6 SEL Premium with 4MOTION® 

V6 SEL Premium R-Line with 4MOTION® 

Starting MSRP $31,545  Starting MSRP $38,295  Starting MSRP $40,195  Starting MSRP $44,195  Starting MSRP $48,995  Starting MSRP $50,695 
LED Headlights  3.6L V6  4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive  Volkswagen Digital Cockpit  Leather Seating Surfaces  R-Line Badging and Bumpers 
2.0L Turbocharged Engine  276 Horsepower  Park Distance Control  Traffic Jam Assist  Overhead View Camera  21-Inch Two-Tone Machined Alloy Wheels 
235 Horsepower  Remote Start  2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs  Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers  Park Assist
Fog Lights with Low-Speed Corner-Illumination 

Trim Level Analysis

For many shoppers that need a three-row SUV, the lower price of the S is probably its most attractive feature. Younger families who need all those seats may not get all that much use out of fancy features like the larger wheels, parking assist, or other bells and whistles.

However, there is still a lot of appeal coming from this SUV for older drivers who just want the storage space for golf clubs or to simply have a more commanding feel on the road. Such drivers will probably explore the SEL family of trim levels. Volkswagen fans who can’t go without 4MOTION® will embrace the higher trim levels openly.

Other Features Available on the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

  • Power-Folding Side Mirrors
  • Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles
  • Silver Roof Rails
  • Hands-Free Easy Open Liftgate
  • Heated Side Mirrors
  • Automatic LED Headlights
  • LED with Daytime Running Lights
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport Mode