Choice is one of the most important parts of the car buying process. You don’t want to get the same car that everyone else is getting. You need something that matches your unique style and needs. Thankfully, there are a lot of choices out there to pick from.
Sometimes it can feel like there are too many choices. Each car has a handful of trim levels to choose from, which only makes things more difficult. How different can each trim level be? Well, let’s take a look at a popular car like the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas and find out. We’ll see how the lowest trim compares to the highest trim level.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas S vs SEL Premium
While both cars are spacious and powerful, there are some key differences between them. The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas S starts with a 2.0L inline-4 engine. It has a combined 22 mpg, which means it is fairly efficient for its size. It generates 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. On the other side, the Atlas SEL Premium has a 3.6L V6 engine under the hood. This engine has a combined 19 mpg and generates 276 horsepower.
So, the SEL Premium is more powerful, but what features does it have? The SEL Premium has a few safety features that the S doesn’t. It has a blind spot and lane departure warning systems that will help drivers stay safe on the roads. The SEL Premium also has a more robust and exciting sound system to give the cabin a fun feel.