Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity Chart & Overview


If you're deciding between the new 2022 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Atlas Cross Sport, you're probably interested in the Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity to see which new VW SUV tows the most. The new 2022 VW Atlas for sale offers two engine options, and we're going to look at the VW Atlas towing capacity of each engine option and compare those stats to the VW Atlas Cross Sport towing capacity. After you finish reading our VW Atlas review and towing overview, you'll be ready to pick a trim model and color that matches your style with the towing capacity you need.

We all know that the Volkswagen Atlas is a lean, mean, bumper-kicking machine. We're sure you also know that the Atlas can haul a respectable amount of weight behind it, but how much weight are we talking about exactly? Our team has put together a VW Atlas towing capacity overview that outlines everything you need to know. If you don't have an Atlas yet and are considering options, we'll also compare VW Atlas Cross Sport towing capacity stats so that you can make an informed decision.

VW Atlas Towing Capacity Chart

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is engineered to help you and your family draw your map of the world and bring everything you need along for the ride. If you are shopping for a new three-row, seven-passenger SUV and looking for something that delivers plenty of cargo space, passenger room, and towing capacity, look no further. The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas checks all the boxes. Suppose you are wondering how the Volkswagen Atlas compares to the competition or which new SUV tows the most. In that case, you'll be glad to know the Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity is designed to bring everyone and everything along for the ride.

Drivers with large watercraft or second vehicles to tow love the VW Atlas towing package because it lets them maximize their weekend adventures and bring their toys along for the ride. To learn more about the VW Atlas towing capacity, stop by our dealership in Daytona Beach, FL. Our sales team can ask about your needs and tell you how to get the most out of your new Volkswagen SUV.


Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity Chart

VW Atlas Towing Capacity EngineHorsepowerDrivetrain
2022 VW Atlas 2,000 pounds1 or 5,000 pounds2 2.0 l 4-Cylinder235 horsepower @ 4,500 rpmFWD
2021 VW Atlas 2,000 pounds1 or 5,000 pounds2 2.0 L 4-Cylinder3.6L V6235 to 276 hpFWD or AWD
2020 VW Atlas 2,000 pounds1 or 5,000 pounds2 2.0 L 4-Cylinder3.6L V6235 to 276 hpFWD or AWD
2019 WV Atlas 2,000 pounds1 or 5,000 pounds2 2.0 L 4-Cylinder3.6L V6235 to 276 hpFWD or AWD
2018 VW Atlas 2,000 pounds1 or 5,000 pounds2 2.0 L 4-Cylinder3.6L V6235 to 276 hpFWD or AWD

Engine Options & Towing Capability

If you're interested in the VW Atlas towing capacity, the first thing to highlight is how the new 2022 Volkswagen Atlas SUV for sale boasts a choice of powerful engines. When you build your new Volkswagen Atlas, you can select a 3.6L V-6 engine that produces up to 276 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque or the standard 2.0L Turbo engine that delivers up to 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

The standard 2.0L Turbo engine can tow up to 2,000 pounds.1 If you opt for the Volkswagen Atlas with a V-6, you'll gain a VW Atlas towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds2 from the 3.6L V-6 engine. The top-of-the-line model also comes equipped with the 4MOTION® with Active Control drive mode select system. This feature puts you in control of four different available All-Wheel Drive modes so you can choose the mode that fits your current driving situation the best. Drive modes include:

  • Snow Mode
  • On-Road Mode
  • Off-Road Mode
  • Off-Road Custom Mode

Along with a choice of engines, the new 2022 Volkswagen Atlas comes with FWD and AWD availability. When considering your active lifestyle, you might be looking for a new AWD SUV that can tow up to 5,000 pounds.2 In that case, the  new Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity delivers the performance you demand.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the VW Atlas towing capacity?

When equipped with the 2.0L Turbo engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity reaches up to 2,000 pounds.1 If you need VW Atlas towing of up to 5,000 pounds2 to trailer a second vehicle, spec your 2022 Volkswagen Atlas with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine. Talk to our team about how you can add a towing package to your vehicle.

How Can I Keep My Cargo Safe?

Carrying all that weight behind you, it's only natural to worry about keeping your cargo and yourself safe. Thankfully, Volkswagen offers some great tools to help you stay safe while carrying everything you need. The VW Atlas and its towing capacity offer plenty of cargo room and passenger space.

Can a VW Atlas pull a trailer?

Yes, the VW Atlas can pull a trailer. The new 2022 VW Atlas offers two engine options, each with its own towing capacity. The 2.0T can tow up to 2,000 pounds,1 while the 3.6-liter V-6 can tow up to 5,000 pounds.2 You can build your Atlas accordingly, depending on the weight of your trailer.

Does the VW Atlas come with a tow hitch?

If you spec your new VW Atlas with the V-6 engine, you can add a VW Atlas trailer hitch and ball mount designed to withstand the most brutal forces of towing without compromising your safety. The hitch is a seven-pin connector, so you know it's capable of the vehicle's max towing capacity. To tow boats and campers, check out our new Atlas.

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We hope you found this information about the Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity useful. If you happen to have any remaining questions about the VW Atlas towing capacity, feel free to give us a call or send an email our way. And, if you're interested in another VW SUV with an equally impressive towing capacity, you might want to lease a VW Atlas Cross Sport.

If you have any questions about VW Atlas or Atlas Cross Sport 2.0 towing capacity, please get in touch with our dealership. We're here to answer any questions you have about standard towing, available features, and more. Let us help you find a new SUV you'll love at our dealership in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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1Maximum tow rating when equipped with 2.0-liter engine and factory-installed towing hitch. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner's Manual for details.

2Maximum tow rating when equipped with 3.6-liter engine and factory-installed towing hitch. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner's Manual for details.

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