What is the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity?

August 20th, 2019 by

Volkswagen Atlas Towing a Small Camper

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas has everything that families near Bethlehem could want in a three-row SUV. Are you the adventurous type? The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity tops out at 5,000 pounds, so your limits will be few and far between!

What Can the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Tow?


Wondering what this means in practice? With 5,000 pounds of towing power, the Atlas has no trouble towing:

  • Small to mid-size tent trailers
  • ATVs for an off-road adventure
  • Many small towable campers
  • A motorboat on a boat trailer

Volkswagen Atlas Driving

Volkswagen Atlas SUV Engines

Choose between two Atlas engines for your drives around Allentown and Stroudsburg:

  • 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine
    • Offers 235 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard on the baseline Atlas S
  • 3.6L V6 Engine
    • Offers 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard on all models other than the base

No matter which trim you choose, you’ll receive an 8-speed automatic transmission. Although front-wheel drive is standard, VW 4MOTION® all-wheel drive is optional on all models equipped with a V6, and standard at the top of the range.

Volkswagen Atlas SUV: Utility Inside and Out

The truth is, you don’t need to hook up a trailer to get a lot done with the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV. With three rows of seating, a full complement of interior features, and a spacious, flexible cargo bay to boot, the Atlas is up for just about any adventure!

VW Atlas Cargo Space

  • A 60/40 split-folding second row and a 50/50 split-folding third row are standard.
  • Even with all the seats upright, you’ll enjoy an impressive 20.6 cubic feet of Atlas cargo room.
  • Fold both rows of rear seating flat to access up to 96.8 cubic feet in the Atlas interior.
  • Wondering how much weight you can handle? The VW Atlas payload capacity ranges between 1,396 and 1,495 pounds depending on the trim you choose.

What other Atlas interior features help you handle lots of cargo? All models include under-floor storage with felt lining, four trunk tie-down hooks, and an extra grocery hook in the cargo area.

Get Behind the Wheel at Young Volkswagen!

Ready to see where the Atlas stands out? Schedule some time behind the wheel! Although we can’t hook up a trailer on your test run, you’ll experience the power that produces the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity.

Find a new Volkswagen Atlas in our inventory, then decide between our Volkswagen Atlas lease and finance deals! When you’re ready, simply contact us or drive in to take the next steps with our financing team. You can also compare the Atlas to the Honda Pilot.

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