2021 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

April 5th, 2021 by

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A powerful SUV can make all the difference around Johnston, and you’ll have all the capabilities you need to take on the day thanks to the 2021Volkswagen Atlastowing capacity which reaches up to 5,000 pounds, when properly equipped. Choose from two top performing engine options and utilize advanced specs to ensure every towing job is a secure one. Learn about how you can take advantage of the 2021 VW Atlas towing capacity, and then find your next SUV or crossover at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines!


How Much Can a VW Atlas Tow?

So, how much can a VW Atlas tow around Johnston? As mentioned before, when properly equipped the 2021 VW Atlas SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds. This immense strength provides the capabilities to haul hefty work equipment and materials to and from the jobsite, or tow your boat or trailer to your favorite weekend spot. Plus, you’ll have the added advantage of a payload capacity between 1,396 to 1,495 pounds so you can continue to tackle tough tasks with ease.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Engine and Performance Specs

Your 2021 VW Atlas towing strength is powered by two impressive engine configurations that you can choose from. No matter which engine you choose, it will be paired with an equally matched 8-speed automatic transmission with standard FWD, however, you can even upgrade your drivetrain to an available 4MOTION® AWD system. You’ll also be able to adapt your drive to any conditions with Snow Mode, On-Road Mode, Off-Road Mode, and Off-Road Custom Mode options. See the specs backing up your VW Atlas trailering or towing performance below:

2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: 

  • 235 horsepower
  • 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity
  • 21 City/24 Highway MPG EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

3.6L V6 Engine: 

  • 276 horsepower
  • 266 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • 17 City/23 Highway MPG EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cargo Space

If you’re utilizing the VW Atlas trailering or towing capacity around Johnston but need a bit more space to bring everything you need, this VW SUV also provides ample storage space so that nothing gets left behind. The Volkswagen Atlas cargo space measures 96.8 cubic feet, while also providing improved individual seating dimensions for optimal comfort. Some of the other VW Atlas interior features supporting you 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

Bring Home a New Volkswagen Atlas SUV at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines!

Now that you’ve seen how you can benefit from the strength and security of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity on Johnston roads, it’s time to find the right configuration that suits you best. Bring home a new Volkswagen Atlas SUV for sale from Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines and take a look at our new vehicle specials to save on your next VW model. In the meantime, compare it to competing models like the 2021 Audi Q7. Apply for financing or value your trade-in online right from home to get started. Contact us today for more information on the 2021 VW Atlas towing power or visit our dealership right here in Johnston!