2021 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

March 26th, 2021 by

Exterior image of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas traveling on a highway


How Much Can a VW Atlas Tow?

Do you need a midsize SUV with impressive towing capability for your trips out of Waukegan? Look no further. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity can reach a maximum of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, allowing you to tow most midsize trailers and motorized boats. With a range of seating and storage options, you can also haul plenty inside of the Volkswagen Atlas. Step up your traveling game by taking a virtual tour of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas engine options and cargo space, then come to our Gurnee dealership for a test drive. 


2021 Volkswagen Atlas: Engine Options

A source of the impressive 2021 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity is the Atlas SUV’s powerful 2.0L turbo V6 engine. On the base trim, this gives the Volkswagen Atlas SUV 2,000 pounds of towing power, plenty for towing a sailboat or small trailer around Libertyville. If you choose the optional 3.6L V6 engine upgrade, you’ll maximize the Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity to 5,000 pounds. Take a look at the specs of each of these powerful engines:

  • 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 16-Valve I-4 Engine — 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 3.6L DOHC 24-Valve V6 Engine — 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque


2021 Volkswagen Atlas: Cargo Space

Riding in the Volkswagen Atlas is about more than just power, it’s also about comfort and space for everything you need to carry. Intelligently designed features and thoughtful solutions to problems with storage pair with the power of this SUV to make it just as easy to carry what you need inside instead of behind. Here are some of the specs of the Volkswagen Atlas interior that Vernon Hills drivers can expect:


2021 Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Seating

  • Maximum 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk area
  • 96.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row
  • Standard 60/40 split-folding second row seats
  • Standard 50/50 split-folding third row seats
  • Available second row captains’ chairs


2021 Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Interior Storage

  • Four trunk tie-down hooks
  • Cargo-area grocery hook
  • Under-floor storage
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cargo Space


Find a Deal for a Volkswagen Atlas at Gurnee Volkswagen

The best way to learn about a car is to get behind the wheel. Contact us here at Gurnee Volkswagen, and we’ll help you set up a test drive at a time that works for you. Make sure to check our new vehicle specials before you arrive so that you can get a great deal on your Volkswagen Atlas. 



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