2021 Volkswagen Atlas Towing

March 4th, 2020 by

2021 Volkswagen Atlas driving on highway at sunset
While many drivers in the Des Moines area turn to the Volkswagen Atlas for its innovative features, spacious interior, and efficient performance, it’s also quite impressive when it comes to the towing capacity. The Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. With the Atlas, towing a boat or trailer through Urbandale is a breeze. Learn more about all it can do with the experts at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines.



Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Performance Prowess

If you opt for the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, you will have to great engine options to choose from:

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: With the base Atlas S model, you can expect the 2.0L engine. It is capable of producing 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.6L V6 Engine: If you choose any of the other trim levels, your Atlas will be equipped with the 3.6L engine. It delivers an impressive 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.

No matter which engine you choose, it is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but if you like the confidence and peace of mind provided by all-wheel drive, feel free to upgrade to the 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system.


Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Cargo Capability

In addition to its remarkable towing power, the Volkswagen Atlas has plenty of space for your belongings inside the cabin. Behind the third row, you’ll find 20.6 cubic feet of cargo room. With the second- and third-row seats folded, it offers up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo room. What’s more? The VW Atlas has a payload capacity of 1,396 to 1,495 pounds, so no matter the challenge you throw its way, it is always up for the task at hand. Here are just a few of the other highlights of the latest Volkswagen Atlas:

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


Take the Atlas for a Spin Near West Des Moines

The best way to see all that the Atlas has to offer is by taking it on a test drive through Johnston. Stop by Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines or contact us at your convenience. In the meantime, be sure to look at our new vehicle specials to help you save as much as possible on your new Volkswagen SUV.

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