2021 Volkswagen Atlas MPG

2021 Volkswagen Atlas on the road
If you’re in the market for a new midsize SUV, few vehicles can offer the capability, luxury interior, and strong performance of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. This family-friendly SUV offers two strong engine options that make navigating your West Des Moines commute easier. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas MPG ratings reach 21 mpg city / 24 mpg highway on its 2.0L with FWD,* but that number can change slightly depending on the engine and drivetrain you choose. Learn more about the VW Atlas fuel economy below, then read about the 2021 VW Atlas interior with our team.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Gas Mileage by Engine

While the Volkswagen Atlas gas mileage reaches 21 mpg city / 24 mpg highway* on its 2.0L engine with FWD, the Atlas has two engine options and an AWD option for drivers to consider when they shop at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines. The VW Atlas fuel economy will vary slightly between the FWD and 4MOTION® AWD drivetrains, but the fuel economy does drop when you switch to the 3.6L V6 engine. See the 2021 VW Atlas MPG by engine and powertrain below:

2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 21 mpg city / 24 mpg highway* – FWD
  • 20 mpg city / 24 mpg highway* – 4MOTION® AWD

3.6L V6 Engine

  • 17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway* – FWD
  • 16 mpg city / 22 mpg highway* – 4MOTION® AWD

As you drive through Urbandale, keep in mind that towing heavy loads, running your AC, and stop-and-go traffic will decrease your fuel efficiency ratings. To always keep your VW Atlas running at its best, make sure to have it maintained at our service center!

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Options

Both the 2.0L and 3.6L Volkswagen Atlas engines offer strong performance and capability on Des Moines roads. Both engines come with an 8-speed automatic transmission and standard FWD, but the 4MOTION® AWD drivetrain is available with an upgrade. Explore the specs for both Volkswagen Atlas engines below:

2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 235 hp
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity

3.6L V6 Engine

  • 276 hp
  • 266 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity

In addition to these powerful engines, you’ll also have access to impressive towing capacity and drive modes that will help you optimize your fuel economy to your current outdoor environment. Choose from Snow Mode, On-Road Mode, Off-Road Mode, and Off-Road Custom Mode options to customize your commute.

Test Drive the 2021 Atlas at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines

The Volkswagen Atlas offers excellent fuel economy ratings whether you’re driving through town or taking a weekend road trip. Come see why so many drivers prefer the Volkswagen Atlas to other vehicles at our Johnston showroom. While you’re here we’ll help you find the right Volkswagen Atlas model for your daily drives and help you save with our new vehicle specials. Fill out our online credit application today to get behind the wheel of a new Volkswagen Atlas!

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*EPA-Estimated fuel economy