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2019 Volkswagen Atlas Configurations

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Blue 2019 VW Atlas SEL Premium with 4MOTION AWD

Are you in search of a three-row SUV in the Beverly Hills area? If so you will want to consider the family-friendly Volkswagen Atlas. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas configurations have a lot to offer, and Volkswagen Santa Monica has the details.

There are four basic Volkswagen Atlas trim levels, and each is available in a range of configurations. Take a look at our VW Atlas trim comparison to help you find which configuration best meets your driving needs and budget.

VW Atlas Trim Comparison: Find the Right Price

What 2019 Volkswagen Atlas configuration is right for you? There are four main trim levels to choose from. There’s the Volkswagen Atlas S, the Atlas SE, the Atlas SEL, and the Atlas SEL Premium! Many trims offer a variety of additional options, like 4MOTION® AWD, the R-Line Package, or the Technology Package.

Having a difficult time making a decision. This guide can help:

  • Atlas S: $30,895 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 S with 4MOTION®: $34,095 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE: $35,495 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with 4MOTION®: $37,295 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology: $37,295 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology, 4MOTION®: $39,095 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology R-Line: $39,245 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SE with Technology R-Line, 4MOTION®: $41,045 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL: $41,395 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL with 4MOTION®: 43,195 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL R-Line: $43,345 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL R-Line with 4MOTION®: $45,145 MSRP*
  • Atlas V6 SEL Premium with 4MOTION®: $48,395 MSRP*

VW Atlas Trim Levels: Standard Features and Options

Atlas S

The base Atlas S is anything but basic. What can you expect from this well-equipped trim?

  • LED headlights
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Assist
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto®
  • 6.5-inch color touchscreen
  • Dual-zone climate control

If you opt for the V6 engine, the Tow Hitch Package and 4MOTION® AWD come standard.

Atlas SE

A V6 engine is standard on the Atlas SE. You also will be able to take advantage of even more standard features.

  • Climatronic® 3-zone climate control
  • Proximity keyless entry with push-button start
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Four USB ports
  • 8-inch color touchscreen
  • Fog lights

In addition to standard features, you can also customize your Atlas SE with many optional features. You can add 4MOTION® AWD, 2nd-row captain’s chairs, a tow hitch, and much more! Both the Technology Package and the R-Line Package are available.

Atlas SEL

For an even more comfortable ride through West Hollywood, consider the Atlas SEL.

  • Park Distance Control (front and rear parking sensors)
  • Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
  • Standard panoramic sunroof
  • 8″ touchscreen navigation system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Hands-free power liftgate

Most of the Technology Package features come standard here. However, if you like, you can still add on the R-Line Package. You can also upgrade to 4MOTION®.

Atlas SEL Premium

For the ultimate in luxury, there’s the Atlas SEL Premium. Here, you will find a vast array of sophisticated features that will take your commute to the next level.

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated 2nd-row seats
  • 12-speaker premium Fender® sound system
  • Leather seats for the 1st and 2nd rows
  • Overhead View camera
  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Parallel park assist

Customize your ride with 20-inch Black 5-spoke alloy wheels, and 2nd-row Captain’s Chairs if you desire.

VW Atlas Packages

Optional VW Atlas trim packages are another way to upgrade your ride. Here are your choices:

4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive

4MOTION® offers the superior control you expect from AWD. It always sends at least 10% of power to the rear axle, so you are ready for anything the road throws your way.

Technology Package

The Technology Package offers remote engine start, an auto dimming rearview mirror, a power liftgate, and adaptive cruise control. These innovative features add convenience.


Add a touch of style with the R-Line package. Its bold style is sure to gain more than a few admiring glances on the roads of Brentwood.

Take the New Volkswagen Atlas for a Spin

A new VW Atlas for sale at Volkswagen Santa Monica is the perfect choice for your busy family. Set up your test drive to see all that it has to offer today. Contact us with any questions about the 2019 Atlas or the upcoming 2020 Atlas.


*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.

What is the 2020 Golf R Release Date?

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
2019 VW Golf R Rear

Volkswagen started issuing early reports on the 8th-generation Golf model back in late 2018, and right away, reports of a soon-to-be-released Golf model with more than 400 horsepower started to generate tons of buzz. After a brief scare, where it looked as though the model would be scrapped, Volkswagen confirmed some of our wildest hopes in April of 2019. While we still don’t have the final 2020 VW Golf R release date, we now know for certain that a new, more powerful Golf will hit the roads near Santa Monica in 2020.

What Do We Know About the 2020 Volkswagen Golf R?

The current Volkswagen Golf is the “Mk 7,” part of a generation that has run from 2012 to the present. We know that Volkswagen has planned to introduce the Golf Mk 8 (MKVIII) for the new year, and from the start, this means that changes to the new 2020 VW Golf R will be difficult to identify this far in advance. In the 2019 model year, the VW Golf R was offered in a single trim with a 288-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a 0-60 track time of less than 5 seconds, making it even faster than the well-loved Golf GTI.

The 2020 VW Golf R price is not yet known, but some expect it to cost around $45,000.

Preview the 2020 VW Golf R Performance

With that said, we’re not averse to making some predictions. Recent reports suggest that the 2020 Volkswagen Golf R will be offered in two trim levels, and we expect that at least one will carry a modified version of the current 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The lower end trim is expected to offer around 300 hp, while the top-level trim is likely to breach 400. We wouldn’t be surprised if it offered a 0-60 track time of less than 4 seconds.

When VW first started floating rumors of a Golf with more than 400 hp, some skeptics responded that such an option borders on the impractical. They pointed out that some comparably-powerful vehicles can be expensive to maintain, but they may not have realized that the 2020 Golf R will start up with a more powerful 48V electric motor. With this extra power under the hood, the new Golf R could reach more than 40 mpg in the right conditions. EPA estimated fuel economy will be announced closer to launch.

How Will the 2020 VW Golf R Look?

The old Golf was known for its subdued looks, which appealed to many drivers but left others searching for a model with a bit more panache. We think the new Golf R will offer the best of both worlds, playing on the self-evident practicality of German engineering while adding more flash for your drives around Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

The new model will probably feature a slim-line grille, standard LED headlights, a more sharply-defined bumper, and of course, unmistakable R-Line Badging. Wheels will be available in several different sizes, and since a 19-inch option was available in 2019, we expect to see the same in the new year.

In 2019, the Golf R was offered in more than 40 colors. We’re not sure if we’ll see the same range of options this year, but we think you can expect more than a few striking choices.

Unique interior touches and sporty seats will continue to give the Golf R interior a distinctive look. We expect both trims to feature a touchscreen infotainment system and a built-in Navigation system, as well as all of the technology features you’ve come to expect from VW.

Find Your New VW Golf for Sale at Volkswagen Santa Monica

Volkswagen Santa Monica is proud to be a go-to source for drivers near Brentwood and Marina Del Rey. Whether you’re looking for a new Golf model or the most up-to-date news on the 2020 Golf R USA release date, you can count on our team. Although the eighth generation of this hot hatchback won’t arrive until 2020, we think you’d be well served by taking a look at our new VW inventory today! Contact us today if you’d like to set up a test drive. You can also learn more about the 2020 VW Passat release date, the 2020 VW Jetta release date, or the 2020 VW Atlas release date.

Do you want to bring home the new Golf R for lower monthly payments? Find out how to lease a VW today!

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