What’s the Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity?

November 15th, 2018 by

Silver Atlas towing a trailer down the road in front of a lake

The 2019 VW Atlas is more than a midsize SUV that offers premium fuel economy, top-rated safety features, and luxe interior features — it’s also a high-performance towing machine. The new Atlas towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. Whether you need to tow a boat or a small camper in Daphne, you can count on the brawny Atlas SUV. Learn more about its performance and specs before heading to our dealership for a test drive!

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Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Engine Options


The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is available with two different engine options:

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine: This is the standard engine, which comes on the base Atlas S model. It produces up to 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.6L V6 Engine: All other models of the Atlas come standard with this engine, which produces 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.

Both engines come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but you can choose a trim with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive if you need a little extra power.
Silver Atlas parked on rain-soaked pavement

Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Utility

In addition to its sublime tow ratings, the 2019 Atlas also provides spacious room for cargo for a midsize SUV. Just behind the second row, you’ll get 20.6 cubic feet of cargo space. When you fold down the second-row seats, you can access up to 96.8 cubic feet of cargo room. Additionally, the Atlas has a payload capacity of 1,396 to 1,495 pounds — this SUV is always ready to haul. Other Atlas utility highlights 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
  • Grocery hook in cargo area

Test Drive a New Atlas Mobile!

When you’re ready to explore the Atlas performance in person, schedule a test drive at Volkswagen Mobile near Fairhope and Gulf Shores! Our experienced team members can answer any sales or finance questions you have to get the best Volkswagen Atlas lease offer. We’ll walk you through the financing process as well! If you have any questions about the VW warranty and protection plans, please feel free to contact us at your leisure!

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