What’s the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity?

June 18th, 2019 by

2019 Volkswagen Atlas Towing a Small Camper

If you’re looking for a new vehicle that can handle all of your daily needs, the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity makes it the SUV to beat! It offers a family-friendly interior and a spacious, flexible cargo bay, and what’s more, the Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds of heavy cargo! Learn more about its utility and performance specs with Volkswagen of Salem County, today.

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Performance for Every Day


All VW Atlas models include an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and 4MOTION® AWD is optional, except in the top-of-the-line SEL Premium trim, where the situation is reversed. The engine you receive will depend on the Atlas configuration that you settle on:

  • The baseline S trim includes a 235-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 258 lb-ft of torque.
    Models with this engine offer a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.
  • Upgrade the S, or opt for any other trim, and you’ll receive a 276-hp 3.6-liter V6. This model produces 266 lb-ft of torque.
    With the V6, you’ll enjoy the maximum Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

With ample power and respectable towing capacity no matter which trim level you choose, it’s no surprise that the VW Atlas has won the hearts of drivers from Vineland to Wilmington, DE.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas Driving Through a Town

Dimensions and Storage Features in the VW Atlas

Since a 60/40 split-folding rear 2nd-row seat and a 50/50 split-folding third row seat come standard, it’s easy to adjust the size of your cargo bay at a moment’s notice, even when you’re out and about in Millville or Mullica Hill. Here’s what your capacities will look like:

  • Behind 3rd Row – 20.6 cubic feet
  • Behind 2nd Row – 55.5 cubic feet
  • Behind 1st Row – 96.8 cubic feet
  • Atlas Payload Capacity – Varies by trim, between 1,396 and 1,495 pounds

Other storage features in the Volkswagen Atlas include four cargo area tie-down hooks, a grocery bag hook, and even under-floor space for hidden cargo. The Technology package adds a power liftgate, and a hands-free power liftgate is standard in the SEL. In the high-end SEL Premium, the 2nd-row bench seats are replaced by 2nd-row captain’s chairs. No matter which setup you choose, this three-row SUV will have no trouble handling your heaviest loads.

Find Your Volkswagen Atlas SUV at Volkswagen of Salem County!

The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV has everything you need, but don’t just take our word for it. Explore the Atlas pricing in-depth to find the model that’s right for you. Then, contact our team to apply for financing or find the Volkswagen Atlas lease that’s right for you. We can’t wait to see you behind the wheel of a new VW Atlas for sale in Monroeville!

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