2021 Volkswagen Atlas Trim Comparison: S vs SE vs SE with Technology

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The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is now available across the country. Noted by critics as having one of the roomiest cabins (up 96.8 cu-ft of cargo space), the 2020 Atlas is a great family vehicle. But what else does the Atlas have to offer? Which trims are worth getting? Let us help you answer those questions.

Today, we’ll be comparing the first three trims for the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Keep reading to see the differences between the S, the SE, and the SE with Technology. Which is right for you?




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Powertrain Options

There are two different available engines: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6. The standard 2.0-liter turbo-four pumps out 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The optional V6 produces 276 horses and 266 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic. FWD is standard on the S and SE models, but AWD is available.

S Features

The base model S trim is very well-rounded. It has a 6.5-inch touchscreen to control the standard Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, and six-speaker stereo. There’s a USB port included as well. LED headlights, heated side mirrors, and remote keyless entry are standard. The S has plenty of safety features. Standard driver assistive features include forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, rain-sensing windshield wipers, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera.

SE Features

The SE takes things up a notch. An 8-inch touchscreen finds its way in, as do three more USB ports, wireless smartphone charging, SiriusXM satellite radio, and an HD radio. Proximity keyless entry, push-button start, and a power liftgate round out the convenience features. Comfort-wise, you can expect synthetic leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, and rear sunshades.

SE with Technology Features

The mid-tier trim, the SE with Technology adds multiple premium features. Remote start and a hands-free power liftgate join the fray, as do front and rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control. This trim also has a few available packages: second-row captain’s chairs ($695), a panoramic sunroof ($1,200), and a tow package ($500).

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