How Much Can the Volkswagen Atlas Tow?

A 2019 Volkswagen Atlas towing a trailer

The 2019 VW Atlas has a long list features and some impressive performance figures. To help you understand some of the best attributes of the Atlas, our experts at Fox VW, put together a quick guide detailing towing capacity and some key tech features.

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Atlas Towing Capacity

Whether you're bringing the boat out to the lake or taking the camper out for the weekend, the Atlas can take it all in stride. Look through the towing breakdown below for further information.

2.0L Turbo Engine

The standard Atlas engine, a 2.0L Turbo I4, can tow weights up to 2,000 lbs. This means it can easily tow small boats and other recreational vehicles with the proper equipment.

3.6L V6 Engine

The more powerful engine available for the Atlas, a 3.6L V6, is rated to tow up to 5,000 lbs. Medium-sized campers, animal carriers, and large recreational vehicles are all within the permissible range of this engine.

The back of the 2019 VW Atlas with all of the seats down

Atlas Cargo Space

With ample storage with and without a full passenger load, the Atlas is sure to fit anything you need. You'll find an astounding 98.6 cu.-ft. of total cargo space with all seats folded down, leaving you with an extreme versatile space. When you have a full passenger load, the Atlas provides 20.6 cu.-ft. of cargo space in the rear, which beats out almost every other vehicle in its class.

A family loading gear into their 2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Additional Features

The 2019 Atlas is loaded with advanced features both inside and out, designed to keep you entertained, comfortable, and safe. While we can't go into detail on all its features here, we have highlighted some of the key specs below.

Blind Spot Monitoring

A simple but highly useful safety technology, the Blind Spot Monitor system, uses two radar sensors on the left and right sides of the vehicle. These sensors constantly scan for other vehicles that you may be unable to see, flashing a warning signal when vehicles are detected.

Stability-Enhancing Systems

Whether it's the anti-lock brakes, electronic differential locking, anti-slip regulation, electronic brake pressure distribution, engine braking and hydraulic braking assist, or driver-assistive technologies, the Atlas is equipped with the tools to keep you in command on the road.

4MOTION®

The 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system is designed to work with the aforementioned stability systems to provide you with unrelenting control at all times. The 4MOTION® system monitors which of the four wheels is maintaining the best road traction, and is then able to direct engine torque to those wheels, providing more power and more grip when you need it.

A blue 2019 VW Atlas driving down a suburban road

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