2022 Volkswagen Atlas MPG

July 11th, 2022 by
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If more space is what you need above all else in your next SUV, you may very well have given up on finding a gas-powered vehicle with decent fuel economy scores. While it’s true that large three-row SUVs – especially those that generate enough power to tow a boat or trailer – aren’t known for their efficiency, a heavy curb weight doesn’t have to mean egregious amounts of wasted fuel. For a spacious full-size SUV like the Volkswagen Atlas, gas mileage of up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway is definitely impressive!



Wondering which Atlas trim level and drivetrain option will earn the highest VW Atlas fuel economy on your everyday drives through Vineland and Millville? Compare the Volkswagen Atlas MPG across all configurations in this guide from Volkswagen of Salem County.

Volkswagen Atlas Gas Mileage by Engine & Drivetrain

Which engine option earns the best VW Atlas fuel economy specs? The Atlas is available with two engines: a standard 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine with Tiptronic, and a 276-hp 3.6L V6 upgrade. Both come standard with front-wheel drive and are paired with an 8-speed automatic Tiptronic transmission.

The Tiptronic system is an appealing feature for any Millville driving enthusiast who appreciates a hands-on experience! By providing the option to switch between automatic or manual modes at the touch of a button, the Tiptronic system provides the feel of driving a manual transmission – without the hassle of a clutch.

So, how should you configure your vehicle to earn the best VW Atlas MPG? The front-wheel drive configuration is the most efficient since it only sends power to the front axle. As you can see from the VW Atlas MPG chart below, Washington Township drivers who upgrade with the V6 engine or 4MOTION® all-wheel drive will trade some efficiency for enhanced performance:

2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo

4MOTION® 2.0L Turbo

3.6L V6
4MOTION® 3.6L V6
VW Atlas MPG

21 city/25 hwy

20 city/24 hwy

18 city/24 hwy

17 city/23 hwy

276 hp

235 hp

276 hp

276 hp


If you’re planning to tow something heavier than a pair of motorcycles or jet skis, you’ll need to equip the optional tow package. This raises the Atlas towing capacity to 5,000 pounds with either engine option. Without the tow package, all Atlas configurations can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

Learn More About the Volkswagen Atlas MPG With Volkswagen of Salem County

If you have any questions about maximizing Volkswagen Atlas gas mileage, we’re happy to help you configure your vehicle at our showroom in Monroeville. If you prefer, you can also get the ball rolling from your home with our online buying tools. Apply for financing and estimate your monthly payments today!


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