White 2018 VW Atlas Parked by a Lake

How much can the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas tow?

The 2018 VW Atlas — which is Volkswagen’s largest vehicle ever built in the U.S., boasts impressive capabilities, with its powerful engine options, off-road prowess, high-level utility, and advanced driver assistance technologies. Also, the new Atlas can more than hold its own on the towing front.

2018 VW Atlas Towing Capacity

Front View of Dark Grey 2018 VW AtlasThe 2018 VW Atlas has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds — when equipped with the 3.6-liter VR6 engine, which generates 276 horsepower. When equipped with the 235-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the Atlas can tow up to 2,000 pounds. All Atlas models with the VR6 engine come standard with a trailer hitch.

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2018 VW Atlas Cargo Capacity

You’ll have an abundance of space for storage in the VW Atlas, with a maximum cargo capacity of 96.8 cu-ft. Additional cargo capabilities come courtesy of cargo containers and storage nets, while the configurable 2nd-row and 3rd-row seats provide cargo flexibility.

Additional Capabilities of the 2018 VW Atlas

The 2018 VW Atlas boasts impressive off-road prowess with its 4Motion all-wheel drive system, which provides excellent traction over challenging terrains. Also, the 4Motion system has an Active Control feature, which enables you to customize with different driving modes, including Onroad, Offroad, Snow, and Custom Off-road. For a smooth and stable ride, the VW Atlas comes standard with the Electronic Stability Control system.

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You can have the peace of mind for safety in the 2018 VW Atlas, especially with its many offerings of driver assistance technologies. This includes a standard rearview camera and available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, High Beam Control, and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring.

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