2018 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

September 25th, 2018 by

Silver 2018 VW Atlas towing a trailer in front of a lake
Whether your family road trips regularly require a trailer or camper or you just want to be prepared for the next move, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity has you covered. Capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds, the 2018 Atlas shows that Chicago and Orland Park drivers don’t have to compromise on their SUVs — you can have style, seating for up to 7, and plenty of towing power. Learn more about the Atlas towing capability as well as what makes the Atlas such a smart choice for drivers in the Oak Lawn area.

Atlas Towing and Hauling Specs


The modern SUV can give light-duty trucks a run for their money and seat the whole family at the same time. Here’s what you can expect from the entry-level Volkswagen Atlas:

  • Towing Capacity: The Volkswagen Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, but even the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder can tow as much as 2,000 pounds.
  • Payload: Loading up something heavy in the expansive cargo area of the Atlas? The standard Atlas S has a payload capacity of 1,213 pounds.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Blue

Experience the Spacious VW Atlas

The VW Atlas can tow quite a bit, but there is also plenty of room inside the cabin for all of your belongings. The cargo volume to seat three is 20.6 cubic feet, but by folding down the seats, you can expand that space to 96.8 cubic feet. For even more storage space, you can also equip your Atlas with an optional roof rack.

Find Your Atlas at Volkswagen Of Oak Lawn

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas towing capacity makes it one of the most competitive vehicles in its class like the Honda Pilot, offering a combination of features and specs that competitors like the Honda Pilot have trouble matching. Of course, there’s more to this 7-passenger SUV than its towing capacity — contact Volkswagen Of Oak Lawn today to learn more about the Atlas or schedule your test drive and experience it firsthand.

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