2020 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity


2021 Volkswagen Atlas SUV Towing Capacity

Trim Name Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Curb Weight
S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) 2000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4222 lbs.
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) 2000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4222 lbs.
SE 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SE 4MOTION w/Technology 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SE w/Technology R-Line 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SEL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 2000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
SEL 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
SEL R-Line 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
SEL 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SEL R-Line 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SEL Premium 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.

The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas gets a 2-liter Inline 4 under the hood that makes 235 hp @ 4500 rpm and 258 lbs.-ft. @ 1600 rpm of torque. The truck can tow a total of 2000 lbs. and has a Payload capacity of 1213 lbs., that means, you can tow your everyday gigs with comfort and ease.

The Volkswagen also offers a bigger and more potent 3.6-liter V-6 that spills out 276 hp @ 6200 rpm. It comes paired with a 8-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic that helps to throw out the total available torque of 266 lbs.-ft. @ 2750 rpm for even higher towing capacity. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas equipped with this engine offers a Payload capacity of 5000 lbs. and can tow a maximum of 1213 lbs.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

Trim Name Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Curb Weight
S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) 2000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4222 lbs.
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) 2000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4222 lbs.
S 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
SE 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A) 2000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
SEL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
SEL 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SEL R-Line 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
SEL R-Line 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SEL Premium 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) 2000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4222 lbs.
SE Technology R-Line 4Motion 4dr AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SE Technology R-Line 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SE w/Technology 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.

When it comes to towing and hauling capacity, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas takes the last spot in its class. It has a total towing capacity of 3500 lbs. and a maximum payload capacity of 1213 lbs. which is the lowest in the segment. Moreover, considering the fact that it is the lightest car in the segment with a curb weight of 4222 - 4502 lbs. and still has the poorest towing capacity, lowers its utility. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder just undermines the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas with its towing figures of 6000 lbs. and a payload capacity of 1327 - 1699 lbs.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Competitor's Towing Capacity

Car Name Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Curb Weight
2020 Volkswagen Atlas 2000 - 5000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4222 - 4502 lbs.
2020 Honda Pilot SUV 3500 - 5000 lbs. 1418 - 1625 lbs. 4036 - 4319 lbs.
2020 Ford Explorer SUV 5300 - 5600 lbs. 1423 - 1560 lbs. 4345 - 4727 lbs.
2020 Nissan Pathfinder 6000 lbs. 1327 - 1699 lbs. 4287 - 4659 lbs.
2020 Subaru Ascent SUV 2000 - 5000 lbs. 1397 - 1570 lbs. 4430 - 4603 lbs.
2020 Toyota Highlander 5000 lbs. 1485 - 1685 lbs. 4145 - 4450 lbs.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV Towing Capacity

Trim Name Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Curb Weight
S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) 2000 lbs. 1080 lbs. 4242 lbs.
V6 S 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1113 lbs. 4528 lbs.
V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1080 lbs. 4343 lbs.
V6 SE w/Technology R-Line 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1113 lbs. 4528 lbs.
V6 SEL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1080 lbs. 4343 lbs.
V6 SEL 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1113 lbs. 4528 lbs.
V6 SEL R-Line 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1080 lbs. 4343 lbs.
V6 SEL R-Line 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1113 lbs. 4528 lbs.
V6 SEL Premium 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1113 lbs. 4528 lbs.
V6 SE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1080 lbs. 4343 lbs.
V6 SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1080 lbs. 4343 lbs.
V6 SE 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1113 lbs. 4528 lbs.
V6 SE w/Technology 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 5000 lbs. 1113 lbs. 4528 lbs.

2019 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Competitor's Towing Capacity

Car Name Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Curb Weight
2019 Honda Pilot SUV 3500 - 5000 lbs. - 4036 - 4319 lbs.
2019 Acura MDX SUV 3500 - 5000 lbs. - 4032 - 4350 lbs.
2019 Audi Q7 SUV 4400 - 7700 lbs. 1367 lbs. 4729 - 4927 lbs.
2019 Buick Enclave SUV 1500 - 5000 lbs. - 4359 - 4685 lbs.
2019 Dodge Durango R/T SUV 7200 - 7400 lbs. 1280 - 1300 lbs. 5176 - 5381 lbs.
2019 Ford Explorer SUV 5000 lbs. - 4443 - 4901 lbs.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL SUV 5000 lbs. 1444 - 1495 lbs. 4017 - 4178 lbs.
2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV 6000 lbs. 1323 - 1692 lbs. 4293 - 4662 lbs.
2019 Subaru Ascent SUV 2000 - 5000 lbs. - 4430 - 4603 lbs.
2019 Toyota Highlander SUV 1500 - 5000 lbs. 1280 - 1455 lbs. 4134 - 4508 lbs.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas SUV 2000 - 5000 lbs. 1080 - 1113 lbs. 4242 - 4528 lbs.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas Towing Capacity

Trim Name Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Curb Weight
S 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) 13600 lbs. - 4502 lbs.
SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) 13900 lbs. - 4502 lbs.
SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) 13000 lbs. - 4502 lbs.
V6 Launch Edition 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 13700 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
V6 Launch Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 14100 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
V6 S 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 13000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
V6 S 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 13400 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
V6 SE 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 13700 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
V6 SE w/Technology 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 14300 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
V6 SEL 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 14500 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 lbs.
V6 SEL 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 14000 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
V6 SEL Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 14300 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) 3500 lbs. - 4502 lbs.
V6 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 3500 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4502 lbs.
V6 SE w/Technology 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) 3500 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4322 lbs.

2018 Volkswagen Atlas vs. Competitor's Towing Capacity

Car Name Towing Capacity Payload Capacity Curb Weight
2018 Honda CR-V 1500 - 5000 lbs. - 3307 - 3512 lbs.
2018 Honda Pilot 3500 - 7500 lbs. - 4054 - 4317 lbs.
2018 Audi Q7 4400 - 7700 lbs. 1367 lbs. 4696 - 4938 lbs.
2018 Buick Enclave 1500 - 5000 lbs. - 4358 - 4605 lbs.
2018 Buick Encore 3500 lbs. 1018 lbs. 3237 lbs.
2018 Dodge Durango 3500 - 7400 lbs. 1290 - 1460 lbs. 4680 - 5088 lbs.
2018 Dodge Journey 1000 - 2500 lbs. - 3818 - 4238 lbs.
2018 Ford Edge 3500 lbs. - 3927 - 4401 lbs.
2018 Ford Escape 1500 - 3500 lbs. - 3526 - 3678 lbs.
2018 Ford Expedition 9200 lbs. 1757 - 1758 lbs. 5443 - 5692 lbs.
2018 Ford Explorer 5000 lbs. - 4443 - 4901 lbs.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe 5000 - 7700 lbs. 1444 - 1486 lbs. 4017 - 4198 lbs.
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV 3500 - 7700 lbs. 1052 - 1265 lbs. 3624 - 4107 lbs.
2018 Hyundai Tucson 1000 - 8500 lbs. - 3300 - 3627 lbs.
2018 Jeep Cherokee SUV 6100 - 7200 lbs. 1000 lbs. 3655 - 4046 lbs.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1000 - 7200 lbs. 1090 - 1320 lbs. 4545 - 4984 lbs.
2018 Jeep Wrangler 3500 - 6000 lbs. 1100 - 1361 lbs. 3970 - 4439 lbs.
2018 Jeep Wrangler JK SUV 2000 - 9500 lbs. 880 - 1123 lbs. 4075 - 4921 lbs.
2018 Mazda CX-5 8930 - 10620 lbs. - 3563 - 3693 lbs.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV 1500 - 3500 lbs. 1334 - 1444 lbs. 3351 - 3626 lbs.
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV 1500 lbs. - 4178 lbs.
2018 Nissan Armada 5000 - 7000 lbs. 1537 - 1724 lbs. 5576 - 5963 lbs.
2018 Nissan Murano 15540 - 17980 lbs. - 3768 - 4064 lbs.
2018 Nissan Pathfinder 5000 - 7000 lbs. - 4293 - 4662 lbs.
2018 Nissan Rogue 5000 - 12900 lbs. 984 - 1124 lbs. 3424 - 3627 lbs.
2018 Subaru Forester 1000 - 2000 lbs. - 3322 - 3717 lbs.
2018 Subaru Outback 1000 - 2000 lbs. - 3622 - 3902 lbs.
2018 Toyota 4Runner 2000 lbs. 1495 - 1700 lbs. 4400 - 4805 lbs.
2018 Toyota Highlander hybrid SUV 3500 lbs. 1409 - 1602 lbs. 4398 - 4861 lbs.
2018 Toyota Highlander 1000 - 5000 lbs. 1280 - 1455 lbs. 4134 - 4508 lbs.
2018 Toyota RAV4 hybrid SUV 1000 - 4000 lbs. 1010 - 1035 lbs. 3925 - 3950 lbs.
2018 Toyota RAV4 4000 - 7600 lbs. 900 lbs. 3345 - 3630 lbs.
2018 Toyota Sequoia 3500 - 7700 lbs. 1300 - 1370 lbs. 5730 - 6000 lbs.
2018 Volkswagen Atlas 3500 - 14500 lbs. 1213 lbs. 4336 - 4502 lbs.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 13000 - 14200 lbs. 970 - 1213 lbs. 3777 - 3858 lbs.
2018 Volvo XC60 1500 - 8400 lbs. - 4322 lbs.

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