2021 Volkswagen Atlas: Towing Capacity

May 25th, 2021 by
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport parked near mountain side lake

How much can the Volkswagen Atlas tow? The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when it’s appropriate Volkswagen Atlas engine and configurations. What’s more, the Atlas also provides three-row seating, comfortable seating arrangements, and ample cargo space. This makes this the perfect SUV for families looking for a weekend adventure and commuting from Brooklyn to Staten Island. 

Outfitted with a spacious interior, the latest technology, and the ruggedness that
SUV drivers desire, the Volkswagen Atlas is a superior choice. Explore the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas specifications with Brooklyn Volkswagen, and call our expert staff to schedule a test drive to see for yourself its capabilities and handling.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Engine Options & Specs

The smaller standard 2021 Volkswagen Atlas engine option has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. In addition, this model would be able to tow a small pop-up camper, a small teardrop trailer, bike racks, a small utility trailer, a kayak trailer, and more.

2.0 Liter Four-Cylinder Turbo Engine Specification Highlights:

  • 235 hp
  • 258 lb-ft torque
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity
  • 1,080-pound payload

2021 Volkswagen Atlas 3.6 Liter V6 Engine

  • 276 hp
  • 266 lb-ft torque
  • Up to 5,000 pounds towing capacity
  • 1,450-pound payload capacity

Both engines come paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive. In addition, both transmissions have the available 4MOTION® AWD, which allows the driver to switch gears depending on the driving conditions manually, which assists with the SUV’s towing capabilities.

2021 Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Interior & Infotainment Highlights

The engine performance capabilities paired with the equipment enabling a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds ensures this SUV is ready for outdoor adventures and safe city driving. The interior dimensions, extra storage caddies, cargo dimensions, and payload capacity ensure that the driver and passengers travel comfortably. The infotainment features of the Atlas ensure that the passengers stay connected, entertained, and have the essential navigation capabilities. Here are the highlights of the Atlas interior dimensions and technology offerings:

Interior Dimensions:

  • Total seating capacity: 7 passengers
  • Full cargo capacity: 96.8 cubic feet
  • Front headroom/shoulder room/hip room/leg room: 41.3 inches/61.5 inches/58.2 inches/45.1 inches
  • Rear seat headroom/shoulder room/hip room/leg room: 40.4 inches/60.8 inches/58.0 inches/37.6 inches


  • Heated Seats
  • Driver and passenger front seats with adjustable lumbar support
  • Leather seat trim
  • Hands-free entry
  • Driver Assisted Parking Assist
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Three months satellite radio
  • Volkswagen CockpitMedia and Touchscreen displays
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®

  • And much more!

Come Test Drive the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SUV Today!

Contact us with any questions you may have about the Volkswagen Atlas, and let our expert staff assist you in any manner you require. Then, save yourself time and apply for financing online, and, after test driving, take your new 2021 Volkswagen Atlas home to Queens today!


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