2021 to 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Comparison

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SUV

2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2021 VW Atlas Cross Sport

For the 2022 model year of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, the SUV has had its trim lineup slightly altered. There is no longer a base S trim from the 2021 model year of the vehicle. Now, the SE trim level has been made the entry level of the Atlas Cross Sport for 2022. The trim level has been given newly updated features to further separate itself from the previous year’s model. Select other trims have also been given updates to make the 2022 Atlas Cross Sport the best version of the reliable and versatile SUV yet.


Consistency in performance is present in the 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport. Fitted with the same standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine as was found in the 2021 model year of the SUV, drivers can count on the 235 horsepower getting them around town or the highway with plenty of pep. For even greater surges of performance, the optional 3.6L V6 engine delivers 276 horsepower and makes any Colorado excursion energetic. Equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Atlas Cross Sport offers a smooth ride that everyone in the vehicle will appreciate. FWD is the standard drivetrain for the 2022 Atlas Cross Sport, while AWD is available if drivers want to have optimal handling precision in any weather situation. Specifically, the SEL trim level for the 2022 model year gets AWD standard.

Exterior & Interior Features

Compared to the SE trim for the 2021 Atlas Cross Sport, the 2022 version of the trim gains a new eight-inch digital display for the driver. SE trims that are equipped with the special Technology package and are fitted with the larger V6 engine can have a trailer hitch installed on their SUV as well. The SEL trim of the 2022 Atlas Cross Sport has new 20-inch wheels that can be equipped for a higher ride and a more personalized exterior appearance. A new SEL R-Line Black model is available with the 2022 version of the SUV. This variation of the standard SEL R-Line trim sees the exterior get a blacked-out treatment to make it stand out even more from its baseline counterpart.

Safety Features

Equipped with the same array of standard and available driver-assistance technology as the 2021 version of the vehicle, the 2022 Atlas Cross Sport remains a premium SUV option for safety-minded Colorado consumers. With both Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning as standard inclusions, the front of the SUV is always monitored to assist drivers with preventing frontal collisions. Similar levels of trusted protection are found for the rear of the vehicle with both Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert as standard features. When equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control, the Atlas Cross Sport makes highway driving much more enjoyable than without the system.

Order a 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport at Emich VW

The 2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport is a quality SUV for everyday Colorado needs. Visit Emich VW in Denver, CO, today and see how we can help you find the Atlas Cross Sport trim level and available options that you will love having in your daily adventures. When you choose Emich for your new Volkswagen purchasing needs, you can count on being treated with respect by our knowledgeable and friendly sales associates.

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