What’s the Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity?

October 30th, 2019 by

2019 VW Atlas rear trunk exterior

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is not only well-equipped with sophisticated amenities, but it can also handle any towing task you throw its way. The Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. The Volkswagen Atlas SUV is up to the challenge, whether you plan on hauling a boat or trailer. Learn more about the performance and utility of the Volkswagen Atlas with the team at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside.

Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Engine Options

When you choose the Volkswagen Atlas, you also have the option of selecting from two different engine choices:

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: For the base Atlas S, this is the standard powertrain. It is capable of producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.6L V6 Engine: Standard throughout the rest of the lineup is the 3.6L V6. This engine generates 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.

No matter which engine you choose, it is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard. However, if you are looking for added peace of mind on the LaGrange roads, you can opt for 4MOTION® all-wheel drive.

2019 VW Atlas exterior parked in blue

Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Utility

Not only does the Atlas offer outstanding towing power, but it also provides Naperville drivers with plenty of cargo space and utility. Behind the third row, there is 20.6 cubic feet of cargo room. If you fold the second- and third-row seats, you can expect as much as 96.8 cubic feet of cargo room. You never have to worry about not having enough space for your belongings. The VW Atlas has a payload capacity of 1,396 to 1,495 pounds as well. What else makes the Atlas stand out from the crowd?

  • Under-floor storage with felt lining in the cargo area
  • Four trunk tie-down hooks
  • 60/40 split-folding second row
  • Third row with easy entry and 50/50 split-folding seats
  • Grocery hook in the cargo area
2019 VW Atlas interior leather features

Take the New Atlas for a Spin at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside

If you would like to see all that the Atlas can do, stop by The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside to take it for a test drive through Countryside. Contact us today if you have any questions. You can also check out our new vehicle specials. We can show you Volkswagen Atlas lease deals as well.

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