2021 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

June 17th, 2020 by

Volkswagen Atlas Driving

The new Volkswagen Atlas SUV is popular among East St. Louis families and commuters alike thanks to its impressive engine and powerful towing capabilities. When properly equipped, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity can reach up to 5,000 pounds. With two engine options available, this affordably-priced SUV gives Madison drivers the option of how much they want their new vehicle to tow. Learn more about the Volkswagen Atlas engine options, towing capabilities, and more with the team at Auffenberg Volkswagen. Then, give us a call to schedule a test drive of your favorite Atlas configuration.

What Are the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Options? 

Whether you’re interested in pulling a small camper to Caseyville for a family vacation, a small boat for a fishing trip, or a small trailer to help move your loved one into their new place, the new VW Atlas for sale at Auffenberg Volkswagen can get the job done. Explore the engine options for the Volkswagen Atlas SUV below:

2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: 

  • 235 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity
  • 21 City/24 Highway MPG EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

3.6L V6 Engine: 

  • 276 hp
  • 266 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • 17 City/23 Highway MPG EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

Both Volkswagen Atlas engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with standard FWD. Edwardsville drivers can opt for the 4MOTION® AWD for extra power during difficult weather conditions or if they’re avid outdoor enthusiasts. 

VW Atlas Cargo Area View

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Interior Utilities

While the towing capacity is excellent for camping or sight-seeing road trips, the Volkswagen Atlas interior also offers increased cargo capacity and lots of passenger room to ensure everyone enjoys the ride. The Volkswagen Atlas dimensions provide enough space so you can comfortably seat up to seven adult passengers while offering up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo room, which gives you plenty of space for your supplies and suitcases. With a payload capacity of 1,396 – 1,495 pounds, the new Atlas is ready to haul your cargo wherever you need to go. Additional interior utilities offered on the 2021 Atlas include:

  • 60/40 split-folding second row
  • Third row with easy entry and 50/50 split-folding seats 
  • Under-floor storage with felt lining in the cargo area 
  • Four trunk tie-down hooks 

Find Your New Volkswagen Atlas SUV at Auffenberg Volkswagen!

After learning about the exciting Volkswagen Atlas interior, towing capacity, engine options, and standard towing features, we want to get you behind the driver’s seat to hit the Shiloh roads for a test drive. Be sure to take advantage of our current selection of new vehicle specials, and kick off the car-buying process by applying for financing right at home. Have any questions about the Volkswagen Atlas dimensions, interior features, or towing capabilities? Give us a call!

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