2019 Silver VW Atlas Towing an Airstream

From carpools to weekend adventures, the 2021 VW Atlas has room for whatever your family needs. Ensure that your Volkswagen SUV has the performance that you need by consulting Vorderman VW's Atlas engines and towing capacity guide. If you have questions for the team at our Fort Wayne, IN VW dealership, call (260) 489-7900 or use our online form, and a Vorderman representative will be happy to help!

Engine Differences: 2.0L vs. 3.6L

The 2021 Atlas is powered by either a 2.0L Turbo or 3.6L V6 engine. While both powertrains feature a capable blend of power and efficiency, your priorities may make one more appealing than the other. The 2.0L Turbo maximizes fuel economy, while the V6 configuration adds versatility through higher power outputs and greater towing and payload capacities. Specs for both Atlas engines are as follows:


2.0L Turbo

3.6L V6


235 HP

276 HP


258 lb.-ft.

266 lb.-ft.

Fuel Economy

20 city / 26 highway MPG

17 city / 24 highway MPG

Towing Capacity

Up to 2,000 lbs.

Up to 5,000 lbs.

Payload Capacity

Up to 1,080 lbs.

Up to 1,113 lbs.

Towing Technology

Standard on higher trims and available on lower models, the high-strength trailer hitch will offer you the most trailering capability. All Atlas trim levels are also available with 4MOTION®. Offering peace of mind and added control, this technology allows you to switch between four different all-wheel drive modes to match any driving condition.

Model Availability

While only the initial S trim level can be powered by the 2.0L turbo engine, each of the seven Atlas configurations can be equipped with the powerful V6 engine. For a more in-depth look at all of the Atlas models, read through our trims comparison.

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Test Drive the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas at Vorderman VW

Vorderman Volkswagen has the 2021 VW Atlas model you've been looking for. Browse our extensive Atlas inventory, and schedule a test drive of your favorite model at our Fort Wayne, IN dealership. Our finance team also gathers monthly Atlas lease and finance offers that can help you save big on your new SUV. To speak with a Vorderman team member directly, please call (260) 489-7900.

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