Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

One of the benefits of a midsized SUV like a Volkswagen Atlas is the ability to a hitch up a trailer and tow heavy loads from place to place. With the Volkswagen Atlas’s ability to tow up to 5,000 lbs.*, you never have to worry about renting a moving van or leaving behind essentials when traveling for a vacation.

In order to find the best car or SUV for towing around the Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, PA, region you’ll need to pay attention to a vehicle’s horsepower, torque, and maximum towing weight. Here at Faulkner Volkswagen we’re dedicated to providing you with an educational and fun car-buying experience. Learn more about the Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity, performance and cargo space below and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions! If you’re ready to bring home your own Volkswagen Atlas, browse our inventory easily online today!

Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity and Performance Specs

Trim Model

Towing Capacity (lbs.) *





Up to 5,000 lbs.*

235 horsepower @ 4500 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1600rpm

2.0L Turbo

V6 S, V6 SE, & V6 SEL

Up to 5,000 lbs.*

276 horsepower @ 6200 rpm

266 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm

3.6L V6

The VW Atlas towing capacity is exceptional across the board. With the right amount of horsepower and torque to properly tow up to 5,000 pounds you’re guaranteed a safe trip with everything you may need securely attached to the back of your SUV.

Every VW Atlas trim model can support up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. This means no matter which you choose, you’ll be able to safely and securely travel around with everything you need in tow. All you will need to do is attach your tow hitch. A certified Volkswagen Atlas tow hitch is the best choice when it comes to securing your trailer, boat, or any other large object to the back of your VW Atlas.

Volkswagen Atlas Cargo Space

Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity and Cargo Space

With the 2nd– and 3rd-row seats of the VW Atlas folded down, you’re provided with 96.9 cubic feet of cargo room. That means you’re already equipped with a large amount of cargo space before you even hitch up your trailer to add more.

With the 2nd– and 3rd-row seats still up, you have 20.6 square feet of trunk room. With the seats up, you’ll be able to fit up to seven passengers and still have an ample amount of cargo room to spare.

Schedule A Volkswagen Atlas Test Drive Today!

We hope this breakdown of the VW Atlas towing capacity was informative and helpful as you search for your next vehicle. Finding you a car that meets every one of your needs is as important to us as it is to you. Our team of friendly professionals here at Faulkner Volkswagen are happy to assist you as you find your next companion on the roads of Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, PA. For more information or to schedule a test drive, give us a call our stop by!


* Maximum tow rating when equipped with V6 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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