What is the Difference Between the 2019 Atlas SE & SEL?

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Has the 2019 VW Atlas caught your eye? If so, it's no surprise why - this full-size SUV is quite an attractive package, with futuristic technology and fantastic ride quality creating an entirely encapsulating driving experience. To help you further your knowledge of the 2019 Atlas, our Fox VW experts have put together an Atlas SE vs. SEL comparison page, pitting two of the most popular Atlas trims against each other. The 2019 VW Atlas V6 SE starts at $35,495 MSRP, while the 2019 Atlas V6 SEL starts at $41,395 MSRP.

Once you've finished reading through our breakdown, click through to our Fox VW inventory and lease deal pages to view our current model offerings and pricing. Please reach out to a team member at our Rochester Hills, MI location online or at (248) 731-0113 if you have any questions. Read on to compare the Atlas SE and SEL trim levels!


These two trims share many features, both inside the cabin and out. The SE and SEL are both equipped with a strong V6 engine, a large full-color infotainment display, a suite of connective software applications, and more! See the list below for a full breakdown of the features shared between the SE and SEL trims:

  • 3.6L VR6 with 235 HP and 18 MPG city/25 MPG hwy
  • 18-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • Fog Lights with low-speed corner-illuminating feature
  • 8-in. color display
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® App Connect
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Security and Service
  • SiriusXM®
  • Four total USB ports
  • Bluetooth®
  • Rearview camera
  • Blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert
  • Pedestrian monitoring
  • Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking

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While the SE and SEL mirror each other in several ways, there are important distinctions between them. Chiefly among them is the difference in the infotainment systems, as well as the added safety features seen on the SEL trim. Look through the lists below to discover all of the differences between these two trims:

Atlas SE

  • Composition Media touchscreen sound system
  • Premium color multifunction display

Atlas SEL

  • Discover Media touchscreen navigation system
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® Guide and Inform
  • Maneuver Braking
  • Hands-free easy open liftgate
  • Side mirrors with memory feature
  • Power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof
  • Park distance control
  • Driver seat memory

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If you're ready to experience the Atlas first hand, select your preferred 2019 VW Atlas trim from our Fox VW inventory, then match it with our Atlas special offer! After you've done that, schedule a test drive at our Rochester Hills, MI, location and our team will have your choice ready and waiting when you arrive. Get in touch with a Fox VW representative by calling (248) 731-0113 or messaging us online if you have any further questions.

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