2019 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

December 12th, 2019 by

2019 Volkswagen Atlas family outing to the boardwalk

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV is generating buzz among Tysons Corner drivers for its spacious interior and impressive fuel economy, but you might not know that it packs a punch when it comes to power. With a towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs, you can haul your small boat or camper out for family camping trips with no problem at all. Check out how the Atlas stacks up against competitors like the Honda Pilot, and read on for Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity and performance details:

2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV Available Engines

You have the choice between two engines for your Atlas: a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder on the base trim, and a 3.6L V6 that comes standard on higher trims. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting as you glide along the Fairfax roads:

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine
    • Standard on the Atlas S trim
    • Up to 235 horsepower
    • Up to 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6L V6 Engine
    • Standard on the Atlas SE and SEL trims
    • Up to 276 horsepower
    • Up to 266 lb-ft of torque

2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV Key Interior Features

With all that towing power, it’s a good thing the Atlas also provides truly massive cargo space with the rear seats folded down:

  • Cargo volume with folded back seats — 96.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind back row — 20.6 cubic feet

Other Atlas interior features that will simplify your travel plans include the following:

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

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Capability and Fuel Economy

Whichever engine you choose, the VW Atlas delivers a strong performance when it comes to fuel economy. If you spend a lot of time driving the streets of Vienna rather than on the highway, you may find the 4-cylinder base engine to be a better buy. With more than enough power to handle your daily drives, this 2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder engine gets you an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway.

If you want extra power to blast through those long morning commutes to Alexandria, consider an upgrade to the available 3.6L V6 engine, which generates 276 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. This powerhouse gets you 17 mpg in the city and an impressive 24 mpg on the highway, plus a payload capacity of 1,396 to 1,495 that comes in handy if you’re transporting heavy items.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas towing

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