There are five trims within Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport lineup: SE, SE with Technology, SEL, SEL R-Line Black, and SEL Premium R-Line. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is standard at the lower trim levels, developing 235 horsepower ad 258 lb-ft of torque. A 276-hp V6 is available, increasing towing capacity to 5,000 pounds. An eight-speed automatic transmission is installed with either of the configurations, and front- and all-wheel drive are readily available on most of the VW Atlas Cross Sport trims.
Standard specifications comprise 18-inch alloy wheels, LED exterior lights, and rain-sensing wipers. The spacious cabin features manual air-conditioning but heated front seats. The base model includes leatherette upholstery, a ten-way power driver's seat, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen programmed with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety is covered by a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision avoidance.
Upper trims add options like leather upholstery, a power panoramic sunroof, driver-seat memory, dual-zone climate control, heated second-row seats, an eight-inch touchscreen with wireless connectivity, and a 12-speaker Fender sound system.
With five trims on offer, Volkswagen hasn't availed too many optional upgrades besides the engine and drivetrain. On the base model, you can only really add a few accessories such as a cargo box carrier for $735. The SE with Technology offers one of the first notable upgrades in the form of a panoramic sunroof for $1,200. It would have been appreciated if owners could customize their purchase to a greater extent, but for most, the various trim options should suffice.