What’s the Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity?

November 25th, 2018 by

2019 VW Atlas Towing a Trailer
The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity proves that it’s more than just an SUV with great fuel economy, safety features, and interior features. Able to tow up to 5,000 pounds, the Atlas is ready for a small camper or boat for your next weekend away from Chicago. Explore more of the VW Atlas performance and utility specs below!

Volkswagen Atlas SUV Engine Options

A new Volkswagen Atlas is available with your choice of a turbocharged four-cylinder or a V6:

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: Standard on the Atlas S, this engine generates up to 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.6L V6 Engine: All other Atlas models come standard with this V6 engine, which generates 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.

Both engines come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and feature standard front-wheel drive — you can choose a trim with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive if you want some added confidence on the Des Plaines streets.

Volkswagen Atlas SUV Cargo and Utility

The towing capacity is just one part of what makes the Atlas a top SUV choice. It also features plenty of cargo space. Behind the third row, you’ll find 20.6 cubic feet of cargo room. With all rear seats folded, the Atlas offers up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo room. Though you’ll feel like you can haul about anything with that much space, make sure it falls under the SUV’s payload capacity of 1,396 to 1,495 pounds.

Highlighted utility features 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 cargo area
  • Four trunk tie-down hooks
  • Grocery hook in cargo area

Tow hitch detail on the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Test Drive a New Atlas at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Mt. Prospect in Mt. Prospect!

Schedule a test drive at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Mt. Prospect near Des Plaines and Glenview to see everything a 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has to offer. If you have questions about the Atlas or VW warranty and protection plans, don’t hesitate to contact us, and compare the towing specs of the Altas to the Honda Pilot.

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