The VW Atlas trim hierarchy is changing slightly for 2019

September 27th, 2018 by

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Trim Updates
With the Volkswagen Atlas first coming out in 2018, surely there must not be many changes? You might be surprised. The first model year had a Launch Edition, so naturally, we will see the trim hierarchy updated. We have to admit, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has changed a bit more than we expected. Then again, we always tend to underestimate VW.

What are the trim levels for the 2019 VW Atlas?2019 Volkswagen Atlas parked by a garage
With the Launch Edition gone, the trim hierarchy has not actually been reduced. VW had announced an R-Line Atlas was coming, and now it is. In not one trim, but two. The total trim hierarchy amounts to seven options: S, SE, SE w/ Technology, SE w/ Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium.

You’ll recall that R-Line models are ones with a sportier appearance package, and we’re pleased to see it offered on the mid-trims because they show a fantastic balance of premium features and now premium style, too.

Of course, many shoppers are primarily interested in the base trim, the S. New features that are now standard include Front Assist (forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking), blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and heated side mirrors. For all this, the starting MSRP for the model is $30,895 for the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and $34,095 for the 3.6-liter V6 with 4Motion AWD.

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Aside from these additions to the base model, there are some minor upgrades for other trims. One example is the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which was previously only seen on the SEL Premium is now found in the SEL. Likewise, the SE now has tri-zone automatic climate control. The updates are minor for these other trims, but still may be of interest for those looking at a specific trim.

Are you excited to see new standard features? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the New Century Volkswagen Blog.

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