2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Trim Comparison: SEL vs SEL Premium

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Picking a trim level for your new vehicle is a big decision. Do I want to pay for those features or can I forego them to get a cheaper stick price? Is there more than one engine available? How about FWD and AWD? There’s a lot of choices to be made.

Let us help. We’ve compiled a bunch of information you’ll need to make an informed decision. Here’s are the differences between the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL and SEL Premium.

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Shared Features

The SEL and SEL Premium are the top-tier trims for the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport. As you’d expect, that means they’re both loaded with excellent features. Some of those come from prior trims, while others are additions or upgrades. A few major features that both the SEL and SEL Premium have are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-inch touchscreen, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, keyless entry and ignition, a power liftgate, heated front seats, remote start, adaptive cruise control, and parking sensors. Both trims have the available R-Line package, which adds R-Line bumpers and badging, as well as 21-inch two-tone machined alloy wheels and stainless steel pedal covers.


The SEL comes with a either 235-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder or a 276-horsepower V6. New features for the SEL include adaptive headlights, a heated steering wheel, the Digital Cockpit customizable instrument panel, an integrated navigation system, and a panoramic sunroof. The SEL is available in six different configurations:

  • SEL - $39,545
  • V6 SEL - $41,345
  • SEL 4MOTION - $41,445
  • V6 SEL R-Line - $43,045
  • V6 SEL 4MOTION - $43,245
  • V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION - $44,945

SEL Premium

The SEL Premium is only available with the 276-horsepower V6 and 4MOTION AWD. It has every feature from each trim before it, as well power-folding mirrors, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a rear sunshade, and the Fender premium audio system. It is available in two trims:

  • V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION - $48,095
  • V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION - $49,795

Want to test out a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport? Come try a couple models out at Hall Cars near Milwaukee.