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2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Preview Preview, Pricing, Photos, Release Date

2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Model Preview

Volkswagen is refreshing the Atlas family for the 2024 model year, and that includes the 2024 Atlas Cross Sport. The Cross Sport is the two-row version of the Atlas and features a sportier coupe-style roofline. Here’s what we know about VW’s updated SUV.

The Atlas Cross Sport was first released in 2020 and exists as a standalone model despite being mechanically similar to the standard Atlas and sharing a trim structure. Its upcoming refresh for 2024 marks the first significant model-year update since Cross Sport’s inception.

The 2024 Cross Sport’s revamped exterior features a larger lack grille for a more aggressive look, and the front fascia has been tweaked to closely mirror the design language of the smaller Taos. Notably, an LED light bar now graces the front end. This will create an effect of a single unbroken LED on trims above the base model, which feature upgraded LED daytime running lights. An illuminated VW logo is also offered on non-base trims.

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The Cross Sport gets a longer spoiler and an entirely new set of wheel options for 2024, ranging from 18 to 21 inches. A more aggressive rear diffuser is also being added to help differentiate the Cross Sport and the regular Atlas.

In addition to the exterior aesthetic changes, VW is giving the Cross Sport a pretty substantial overhaul. Materials are upgraded throughout, notably a leatherette dash and available quilted leather seats. The door trim has been redesigned to create an unbroken look with the dash for a more premium presentation.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

Speaking of the dash, the 2024 Cross Sport now features a 12” floating infotainment display. The 10.25” Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro configurable gauge cluster is now standard on all trims as well. Up to eight USB-C ports are available, with App-Connect and wireless charging as standard.

Also standard across the Atlas Cross Sport lineup for 2024 is VW’s IQ.DRIVE driver assistance suite. It features forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and hands-on semi-automatic driving. Adaptive Cruise Control and a head-up display are optional.

Perhaps the most notable change to the Cross Sport lineup would be under the hood. The 2023 Atlas and 2023 Atlas Cross Sport have two engine options, a 235 hp turbocharged four-cylinder, and the optional 276 hp VR6. The VR6 features a unique staggered-V engine layout, which has been a go-to for larger displacement VW engines for decades.

The 2024 model, however, will come with just one powertrain option. A new 269 hp turbocharged four-cylinder is the only engine offered in the refreshed Cross Sport. Despite output between the two outgoing engines, towing capacity remains at 5,000 lbs. Other performance and fuel economy data has yet to be released.

Pricing & Release Date

Pricing has also yet to be announced, but we expect an incremental increase to the current Cross Sport’s MSRP. The 2023 model starts at $35,755 for the base SE trim and ranges up to $52,920 including destination for the top-of-the-range SEL Premium R-Line.

VW hasn’t published a release date yet either, but we expect to see the 2024 Cross Sport later this year.

It will compete with the Honda Passport, Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, and the three-row Atlas.

Pictured: 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

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