- the 2020 volkswagen atlas cross sport starts at $31,565, $1000 cheaper than its bigger sibling.
- this new variant has two rows of seats rather than the bigger atlas's three-row setup, but it comes in the same s, se, sel, and sel premium trim levels.
- the atlas cross sport will arrive at dealerships this quarter.
a slightly smaller atlas means a slightly smaller base price. as expected, the two-row 2020 atlas cross sport starts at $31,565, $1000 cheaper than the three-row 2020 atlas. that's for the base s model with a 235-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine and front-wheel drive.
standard equipment for the s includes 18-inch wheels, cloth seats, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, blind-spot monitoring, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. 4motion all-wheel drive is a $1900 option, as it is on higher trim levels. those include the se, which starts at $34,965 and offers a bit more equipment including leatherette upholstery, proximity-key entry, a power driver's seats, heated front seats, automatic climate control, and a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen. the se is also available with technology and r-line packages, and models so equipped can be had with the more powerful 276-hp v-6 engine, which starts at $38,365.
the better-equipped sel starts at $40,565 and is also offered with either the four-cylinder or the v-6; the sporty-ish r-line appearance package is optional on the sel, too. $47,315 gets you the top sel premium trim level, and it comes standard with 4motion all-wheel drive and features such as 20-inch wheels, heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats, and an upgraded audio system. a loaded sel premium with the r-line package and the v-6 engine just crests the $50,000 barrier, at $50,815.
volkswagen says the atlas cross sport will start arriving at dealerships within the next few months, but certain combinations—such as the r-line package and the four-cylinder sel premium model—won't be available until later.