2022 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

Greeen 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Driving on Road

Are you considering the VW Atlas as your next SUV? You will be happy to know not only the 2022 model makes a perfect family vehicle for daily commutes, but it also makes an ideal vehicle for weekend getaways around the Des Moines area. With a maximum Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, you’ll be able to haul a small boat, ATV, and more to your outdoor adventure! However, depending on which engine you choose, the towing power will vary. Learn more below in detail before reaching out for a test drive in Johnston!

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Options 

If you love to escape the everyday life once in a while and go to explore outdoor areas, you’ll be able to get everything that you need with a VW Atlas SUV. Whether it’s a small camper or a fishing boat, the Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity will be able to haul it without interfering with the fuel efficiency on the Urbandale roads. Check out the two engine options for the Volkswagen Atlas SUV below:

2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: 

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

3.6L V6 Engine: 

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

As you can see, only the 3.6L V6 engine gives you access to the maximum towing power. Depending on what your needs are, you might find ther 2,000-pound towing capacity in the 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder engine to be more than enough. You should also know that both Volkswagen Atlas engines come with an 8-speed automatic transmission with standard FWD. You can opt for the 4MOTION® AWD if you want extra power during inclement weather in Iowa or if you’re avid outdoor enthusiast. 

2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cargo Space

While the 2022 VW Atlas towing capacity is perfect for most West Des Moines drivers who enjoy camping or taking sight-seeing road-trips, you might be wondering how else you can store your belongings. Thanks to the generous cargo space, you’ll be able to store up to 96.8 cubic feet of items. If you aren’t bringing 7 people for the ride, you can enjoy more cargo space! Here are some features that will help you with storage inside the cabin: 

  • 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 

See the New VW Atlas SUV at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines!

The VW Atlas towing capacity is yet another perk of this SUV that makes it a great option for those who want a vehicle for daily drives and trips. Come on over to Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines to see this SUV in action! Be sure to check out our exclusive VW specials and see our shipping services even if you’re not near the Des Moines area. 


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