What is the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity?

November 22nd, 2022 by

VW Atlas Driving

Take a look around on the Topeka roads and it won’t be long before you spot the Volkswagen Atlas SUV. With strong towing capabilities built in, the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas is a solid choice for recreationists or those who always find themself pursuing yet another DIY project. The 2023 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity reaches up to 5,000 pounds, providing all the strength to tow a camper or a trailer of supplies. Volkswagen of Topeka has more details on the VW Atlas towing capacity, below.



2023 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Selections

In order to understand the range of the VW Atlas towing capacity, we must take into account the Volkswagen Atlas engine options. Kansas City drivers have a choice of two impressive engines, including a turbo 4-cylinder engine and a V6. In order to achieve the maximum towing abilities of the Volkswagen Atlas SUV, you will need to upgrade to the V6. Learn more about the Volkswagen Atlas engines and their respective performance specs, below:

2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine:

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

3.6L V6 Engine:

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

No matter which engine you want to have at the heart of your Volkswagen Atlas SUV, it will be paired with a swift 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with the option to upgrade to 4MOTION® AWD if you want added confidence and control.

More On VW Atlas Towing Features

Want to have a superior towing experience in Manhattan? Consider these Volkswagen Atlas towing features:

  • Towing Package: In addition to the V6 engine upgrade, you will need to add the Towing Package to your build to take advantage of the maximum Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity.
  • 4MOTION® AWD with Active Control: This advanced version of 4MOTION® AWD provides extra confidence when towing through tough conditions, as you can switch between Snow, On-Road, Off-Road, and Off-Road Custom modes.

2023 Volkswagen Atlas Interior Utilities

Whether you’re taking the family to Lake Shawnee Campground for the weekend or picking up supplies for a home improvement project, the Volkswagen Atlas engine and its strong capabilities are here to support you. However, seasoned travelers know it’s what’s on the inside that counts too, and the Atlas has an accommodating interior with 96.8 cubic feet of cargo room plus these flexible features:

  • 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

Drive Home in a Volkswagen Atlas SUV Today!

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