Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Silver

When you’re towing the family’s camper or boat trailer, you want to be confident in your vehicle’s capabilities. That’s why you should take a look at the Volkswagen Atlas, if you’re in the market for a new SUV and are ready for whatever weekend activities you might have in mind. Check out our Volkswagen Atlas inventory.

We at Port Charlotte Volkswagen wanted to help you in your decision of which VW Atlas suits your driving lifestyle, so we put together this comprehensive guide to show the 2019 VW Atlas towing capacity for drivers near the Fort Myers and Port Charlotte areas. Continue reading below to see how the Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity can help you get where you want with just about any cargo in tow.

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Engine Specifications

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Either of the two engine options offered in the 2019 VW Atlas are powerful. The standard 2.0L TSI® turbocharged engine produces 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. We like how the VW Atlas is more than able to haul but retains an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 city/26 highway MPG.1

An available V6 engine delivers 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque, so you can tow your trailer with ease on any road—all while the VW Atlas keeps its EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 city/24 highway MPG.2 Regardless of the engine you choose, your VW Atlas will come with an 8-speed automatic transmission that will give you a smooth shifting experience.

Towing Packages

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Cargo

When properly equipped with the V6 engine option and a factory-installed tow hitch, the VW Atlas has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. That means that you could easily tow everything from a pair of motorcycles to a larger camper trailer.

Another way to think about the Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity would be to consider that you could theoretically tow two smaller 6-foot by 12-foot cargo trailers.

Hauling & Driver-Assistive Technology

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Interior TechnologyFront-wheel drive is standard on the VW Atlas; however, thanks to 4MOTION® all-wheel drive, you can have even better traction control over your road conditions with a packed cargo area and gear in tow. This system switches between four modes—dry, rainy, snowy, and rough—depending on terrain and weather.

A standard Rear View Camera System will help you navigate tight spaces with your trailer equipped, while an available Area View uses multiple cameras to give you a better view of all your vehicle’s surroundings.

Learn More About the 2019 VW Atlas

We hope you enjoyed reading our comprehensive VW Atlas towing capacity guide. With two available engine options, a multitude of trim level configurations, and a factory-installed tow hitch, you can take the 2019 VW Atlas wherever you need or want. Its 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity and available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive can handle just about anything.

We at Port Charlotte Volkswagen invite drivers near the Fort Myers and Port Charlotte areas to check out the different configurations of the VW Atlas to discover which one suits their driving needs. When you’re ready to get behind the wheel, stop by our dealership to schedule a test drive in the 2019 VW Atlas.

1 20 city/26 highway mpg (2019 Atlas 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

2 17 city/24 highway mpg (2019 Atlas 3.6L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

 

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