Compare 2021.5 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021.5 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas
2021.5 Volkswagen Atlas 2021 Volkswagen Atlas


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


235 hp 235 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

21/24 * 21/24 *

  Travel Assist & Emergency Assist Driver-Assistance Features

Standard on Atlas SEL models & above Not available

  Wireless App-Connect & Compatible Multi-Phone Pairing

Standard on Atlas SE models & above Not available
2021.5 Volkswagen Atlas Infotainment System with Wireless App-Connect
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Infotainment System

2021.5 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Serving Troy, MI

Has the time arrived for you to purchase the new Volkswagen Atlas crossover that you have had your eye on? The 2021 Atlas is loaded with beautiful updates that you will love, but a few mid-year updates are planned as well. Before you decide when to buy the Atlas, get to know more about the differences between the 2021 and 2021.5 versions.


While Volkswagen has updated the performance equipment for the 2021 Atlas, no mid-year updates under the hood are planned. Going into the 2021 model year, the Atlas introduces all-wheel drive option at all trim levels for the first time. It also now offers the four-cylinder turbocharged engine as an option in the top trims. Specifically, the powertrains available in the Atlas for 2021 and 2021.5 are a 235-horsepower, four-cylinder, 2.0-liter option and a 3.6-liter, V6, 376-horsepower alternative.


The design updates that you can appreciate across the new Atlas interior and exterior were introduced at the beginning of the 2021 model year. The front and rear fascia have been restyled to emphasize the linear design of the Atlas. The primary accent lines that run horizontally through the front and rear ends are tied together by a thin personality line that flows solidly over the wheel fenders and across the side doors. The interior design is also modernized and has several new material options for you to explore.


The mid-year improvements that Volkswagen introduced to the Atlas are found in the standard features. In 2021 and 2021.5, the Atlas has equipment like a digital cockpit, a navigation system, smart device connectivity, wireless device charging, keyless access, LED ambient lighting, a panoramic powered sunroof, a three-zone climate control system, folding seats at the rear, and V-Tex leatherette material. In the middle of the 2021 model year, Volkswagen adds Emergency Assist, the MIB3 infotainment system, and Travel Assist.

At Suburban Volkswagen of Troy, we are available to answer all of your questions about the Atlas updates. To speak with a sales associate and schedule your Atlas test drive visit, contact our office today.

* Where stated, fuel economy values (mpg) are EPA estimates. See for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.