2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas
2021 Volkswagen Atlas 2020 Volkswagen Atlas


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


235 235

  MPG (City/Highway)

21/24 * 20/24 *

  Traffic-Sign Recognition

Standard Not available

2021 Volkswagen Atlas vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

Serving Troy, MI

At Suburban Volkswagen of Troy, a common question that our sales team hears is about the differences between the 2020 and 2021 Atlas. The Volkswagen Atlas is a midsize crossover with three rows of seats, ample power, and plenty of technologies. The model’s current generation debuted a few years ago. While the 2020 and 2021 Atlas versions are included in this generation, there are a few essential distinctions between these versions.


The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is available with two engine options across the five trims, and these same engines are offered in the 2021 trims. The 235-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine is one option. It is paired with an automatic eight-speed Tiptronic transmission featuring a sport mode. In select trims, the Atlas receives 276 horsepower from a 3.6-liter V6 engine. The 4MOTION all-wheel drive drivetrain is standard in the 2020 and 2021 Atlas trims.


A close review of the trims for the 2020 and 2021 Atlas SUVs reveals beautiful updates to the front and rear exterior style. Specifically, the front end has redesigned headlights and a subtle improvement to the grille’s façade. The lower front fascia has been impressively modernized. While the profile and side accents have not changed, there are modest style updates to the rear fascia and lights.


All of the Atlas trim levels for 2020 and 2021 are impressively appointed with an exceptional array of standard features. While some of these features have been shuffled between 2020 and 2021, you will be impressed with all that the Atlas brings to the table. Some of its features are travel assist, parking assist, a multi-zone auto climate control system, smart device app integration, a Fender audio system, blind-spot monitoring, roof rails, and App-Connect.

Our Suburban Volkswagen of Troy reps want to show off the lovely Atlas trims and all of their exciting features. Please make arrangements to test drive the Atlas by calling our sales department in Troy today.

* Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.