The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport offers midsize SUV comfort and visibility in quite a stylish package. Based mostly on the popular Atlas three-row SUV, the Atlas Cross Sport nixes the backmost seat and incorporates a steeply raked roofline, giving it a brawnier look while improving second-row legroom and nearly doubling cargo space.
Available amenities like a digital gauge cluster and Traffic Jam Assist help navigate the road ahead. On most trim levels, a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive are standard, but a more powerful V6 engine and 4MOTION all-wheel-drive are also offered.
The entry-level S trim starts around $31,000 and comes with key exterior features like an engine start-stop system, a four-wheel independent suspension, 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, fog lights, LED brake lights, rain-sensing wipers, and heated side mirrors. Inside, occupants will find cloth upholstery, a six-way manual driver’s seat, a 60/40 split fold-flat second-row, cruise control, front USB and 12V ports, a trip computer, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, in-vehicle WiFi (requires data plan), six speakers, Bluetooth, auto-dimming rearview mirror, air conditioning, and more. Safety technology includes forward collision warning with pedestrian monitoring, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
For about $34,000, the SE adds leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-way power driver’s seat, rear center armrest, dual-zone climate control, USB ports for the second-row, front footwell lighting, dynamic guidelines for the backup camera, proximity keyless entry, an alarm, a power liftgate, an eight-inch touchscreen, CD player, satellite radio (subscription required), and wireless smartphone charging.
The SE with Technology retails for around $36,000 and gets 20-inch wheels, a leather shift handle, rear 115V household-style power outlet, front and rear parking sensors, a more comprehensive blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control, remote engine start, and a hands-free liftgate.
The SEL trim rings in at about $40,000 and features self-leveling and curve-adaptive headlights, memory settings for the mirrors, a panoramic moonroof, a heated steering wheel, driver’s seat memory, a digital gauge cluster, road sign detection, lane-keep assist, Traffic Jam Assist, automatic high beams, navigation, and heated washer nozzles. For those who seek the top-of-the-line, the SEL Premium will fit the bill.
For about $46,500, it adds machined 20-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, puddle lights, chrome exterior accents, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, second-row manual sunshades, ambient lighting, a top-view camera, and parking assist. Shoppers can add an R-Line appearance package to the SE with Technology, SEL, and SEL Premium trims. It gives the Atlas Cross Sport a sleeker look, with unique wheels, bumpers, and side sills, along with body-color cladding.