2021 to 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Comparison

2022 Volkswagen Atlas SUV

2022 VW Atlas vs. 2021 VW Atlas

Noteworthy changes have been made to the lineup of the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas compared to its 2021 counterpart. Chief among them is the removal of the base-level S trim from the 2021 Atlas. This makes the SE trim the new base trim level for the 2022 Atlas. New packages are available for the entire lineup, as well as new standard features on select trim levels. Colorado families looking for a high-quality SUV will adore the upgrades that the 2022 Atlas offers them.

Performance Differences

Powertrains in the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas remain similar to the 2021 model year. The base 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that propels the SUV around Colorado effortlessly is the same excellent one from 2021. Sporting 235 horsepower, the 2022 Atlas makes cruising around town or the highway a pleasant experience for everyone in the vehicle. The 2022 version of the Atlas gets better highway fuel economy with 25 MPG estimates compared to the 24 MPG estimates on the 2021 model year. The SUV maintains its standard FWD platform with the available AWD option on select trims.

Exterior & Interior Differences

The new version of the SE trim for the 2022 VW Atlas now sports a standard digital cluster for the gauges on the dashboard. Customers can also opt to have gorgeous 20-inch wheels installed on their base SE model as well. Otherwise, these wheels come as a standard option starting on the SEL trim level. Maximum visual appeal is present in the deluxe SEL Premium trim of the 2022 Atlas. With 21-inch rims for the tires, these Atlas models demand full attention from those who look at it driving by. Going back to the SE trim, customers can opt for the Technology package that adds a trailer hitch to the exterior when equipped with the available V6 engine.

Safety & Driver-Assistance Differences

Driving a 2022 Volkswagen Atlas continues to be a safe experience much like its 2021 counterpart. Customers will appreciate the standard technology available for them to use on every version of the SUV. This includes both Automatic Emergency Braking and accompanying Forward Collision Warning to help reduce the likelihood of an accident from the front of the vehicle. With Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert as standard features as well, drivers will have peace of mind knowing they have similar coverage for the road behind them.

Order the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas at Emich VW

For a family SUV that comes with plenty of space, a versatile powertrain, and numerous interior convenience options, Emich VW in Denver encourages you to purchase the 2022 VW Atlas. Shopping with Emich means getting customer service that is well-regarded by Denver Metro drivers. Stop by or contact our dealership today and find out how we can help you find the version of the Atlas that best fits your preferences and budgeting considerations.

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