2020 Volkswagen Atlas Trim Comparison: S vs SE vs SEL

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When doing research on a vehicle to buy, figuring out which trims come with which features is half the battle. You don’t have to worry about that any longer. We’re here to help.

Here’s our comparison of the 2020 Atlas S, SE, and SEL trims. We also examine packages such as R-Line and Technology to see what they add to each trim they apply to.




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S Features

The 2020 Atlas S is powered by a turbo 2.0L four-cylinder and has FWD. It has numerous safety features, including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, post-collision braking, and a rearview camera. A 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, Bluetooth, Mirror Link, and an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot are also standard. Each 2020 Atlas also comes with 60 months of complimentary VW Car-Net remote service.

SE Features

The SE has two engine options: the 2.0T four-cylinder and a 3.6L V6. AWD is available on V6 models. The SE also gets an 8-inch touchscreen, three more USB ports (for a total of four), satellite and HD radio, and voice recognition functionality. Tri-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, fog lights, heated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are standard. The Technology package adds remote start, a 115-volt power outlet, and a power liftgate. The R-Line package bumps the engine up to the 3.6L V6 automatically, as well as adding a hands-free power liftgate, parking distance control, and active blind-spot monitoring.

SEL Features

The SEL is a modest upgrade from the SE with Technology and R-Line packages. It gets everything from the SE and the Technology package, as well as integrated navigation, the 12.3-inch fully-customizable VW Digital Cockpit display. A heated steering is added as well. The R-Line package again adds the 3.6L V6, as well as including the same styling elements.

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