Are you in the market for a midsize three-row SUV in 2022? Volkswagen‘s offering is one of the best available, but there are plenty of trim levels from which to choose. The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is considered a widely underrated model in its class. Although it isn’t as popular as some competitors, many trim levels offer a surprising amount of value. Which 2022 Volkswagen Atlas trim should you buy?

What are the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas trims?

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The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas | Volkswagen

According to Car and Driver, the Volkswagen midsize three-row SUV has four trim levels. They are SE, SEL, SEL R-Line, and SEL Premium. Although the quartet shares similar titles, the standard features vary tremendously. They range from the SE base model, which starts at $35,630 MSRP, up to the fully-loaded SEL Premium, which tops out at $52,800. These models have a great mixture of tech, features, and safety, just as you’d want from a family three-row SUV.

2022 Volkswagen Atlas trims Price
SE $35,630
SEL $45,400
SEL R-Line $48,550
SEL Premium $52,800

Car and Driver recommend the base model

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2023 VW Atlas | Volkswagen

When you’re trying to find the best version of a vehicle, turn to the experts’ opinions to determine the optimal choice. For Car and Driver, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE is the most desirable. It says the V6-powered selection with the Technology package is the way to go. In addition, all-wheel drive is available for another $1,900, placing the price at just over $40,000. While that makes it more expensive, it’s still much more affordable than even the next highest SEL model.

Furthermore, C/D likes the standard features included with this upgraded SE trim. Things like an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, three-zone climate control, and remote start are excellent to have for $40K. Lastly, C/D likes that second-row captain’s chairs are an option. Many midsize SUVs don’t offer it as an option until you pay for a more expensive trim level.

Edmunds thinks the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE is the best trim

According to Edmunds, the best version of the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is the SE trim with the Technology package. Surprisingly, it’s the exact suggestion that C/D made. When multiple critics agree, it’s usually a good sign that it’s the best trim to buy. Edmunds says to buy this setup because it’s well-equipped and the least expensive way to get the upgraded Atlas V6 engine.

Standard SE features include LED headlights, a power liftgate, proximity keyless entry/ignition, heated front seats, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Other less exciting items are also standard, like a power-adjustable driver’s seat, rear window sunshades, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Safety features like forward collision mitigation, blind-spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert come with the SE trim as well.

Which Volkswagen Atlas trim should you buy?

Finding the right trim level for you can be a challenging task. Fortunately, experts agree that the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SE with the Technology package is the most desirable setup. For the midsize three-row SUV, standard features are plentiful. However, opting for the additional package adds more, plus the highly-coveted V6 engine. Are you interested in the underrated Volkswagen midsize three-row SUV?

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