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2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

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2023 2.0T SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
most popular
Price:   -  From $35,755
2023 2.0T SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $37,655
2023 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,675
2023 3.6L V6 SE w/Technology 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $43,575
2023 2.0T SEL 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $45,525
2023 3.6L V6 SEL 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $47,275
2023 2.0T SEL R-Line Black 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $47,475
2023 3.6L V6 SEL R-Line Black 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $49,225
2023 3.6L V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MOTION Price:   -  From $52,920


What's New

You might struggle to notice any visual differences between the seven-seat Volkswagen Atlas and this five-seater Atlas Cross Sport derivation. Both are unchanged for 2023, with the Cross Sport featuring more rakish styling and a marginally lower sticker price. Otherwise, it’s the same five-model range with two gas engines and a choice of front or all-wheel drive.

Choosing your Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Like its Atlas sibling, the 2023 Cross Sport range features two engines, two drivetrains, and five trim levels.

The starting point on your Cross Sport journey is the two-liter front-wheel drive SE model, retailing at $35,025 (all prices include destination). At the other end of the scale, you could pay $52,765 for the 3.6-liter V6-powered AWD SEL Premium R-Line model.

Engine Choices

The standard Atlas Cross Sport engine is a two-liter turbocharged gas engine producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This is supplied to the front wheels or all four via an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the same is true of the larger 3.6-liter V6 that generates 276 hp and 266 lb-ft.

Fuel economy stands at an EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon city, 25 mpg highway, and 23 combined for the two-liter engine in front-drive configuration. AWD figures drop by one MPG, but there’s no such penalty for adding 4MOTION to the 3.6-liter V6, where economy remains 18/24/20 MPG.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
2.0 turbo235 hp258 lb-ft

21/25/23 mpg (FWD)

20/24/22 mpg (AWD)

3.6 V6276 hp266 lb-ft18/24/20 mpg

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the five-seater Atlas Cross Sport stands at 40.3 cu ft with the rear seats in place, and 77.8 cu ft once they’re dropped.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Safety Features

Regardless of trim level, the Atlas Cross Sport offers automatic LED lights, rain-sensing wipers, and six airbags. Driver aids include forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking plus blind spot monitoring, but you’ll need SE with Technology to receive park distance control or adaptive cruise. SEL models benefit from adaptive front lighting with dynamic cornering lights, road sign recognition, lane assistance, and high beam control.


Like its Atlas sibling, Cross Sport SE models start unpromisingly with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and wired smartphone mirroring. Skip this and move up to SE with Technology for a larger eight-inch touchscreen powering satellite and HD radio, wireless smartphone integration and device charging, remote engine start, and a configurable 10.25-inch digital instrument display.

Flagship models are the only ones to replace the stock stereo with a Fender system including a central speaker and a sub. SEL is the first Atlas to receive navigation – it’s not even an option lower down the range.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SE – MSRP From $35,895

Electronic governance on SE models is restricted to the heated side mirrors and driver’s seat, keyless entry, and push-button start. The cabin also has single-zone climate, and heated front seats with power lumbar for the driver.

There are no packs on any Atlas Cross Sport.

2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SE with Technology – MSRP From $39,375

Infotainment is hugely improved on this model, with a larger eight-inch touchscreen sporting satellite and HD radio, wireless device charging and connectivity, plus three more USB-C ports.

A larger digital instrument display can be configured to suit the driver, who also benefits from adaptive cruise, while dual-zone climate and a power rear liftgate deserve mention as well.

2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL – MSRP From $45,370

VW-watchers might notice SEL’s adaptive front lighting and cornering lights on the move, though they’d be unlikely to spot the heated washer nozzles.

Inside, the passenger seat replicates the driver’s eight-way power adjustment and lumbar support; there’s ambient cabin lighting, a heated steering wheel and navigation. Safety is enhanced with everything from adaptive cornering lights to traffic sign recognition.

2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL R-Line Black – MSRP From $47,320

The price increase over standard SEL trim seems hard to explain, though this trim does receive a heated steering wheel. Black roof rails and matching external styling are present, too.

2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium R-Line – MSRP From $52,765

There are more significant upgrades on Premium models, including park assistance alongside front and rear park distance control, 21-inch wheels and a Fender audio system with subwoofer. This is the only Atlas Cross Sport to enjoy full leather trim, a surround-view camera system and ventilated front seats, while there are heating elements in the outboard rear seats.

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CarsDirect Tip

SEL models offer valuable safety upgrades compared to SE with Technology, though if your budget only stretches to $40,000, the latter is still a far better choice than the unnecessarily basic SE model.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 235 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
8-spd Tiptronic w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 25 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 235 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 25 / 23 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
77.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
112 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
195.5 "
Exterior Width
78.3 "
Exterior Height
67.8 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
40.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
61.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
60.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,114 Lbs.
Wheel Base
117 "
Turning Radius
20.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
V-tex Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Front Assist (forward Collision Warning And Autonomous Emergency Braking) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Side Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian Monitoring Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Park Distance Control Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months