How Much Can You Tow with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 5:28 pm
A white 2020 Volkswagen Atlas driving down an open road.

What You Can Haul with a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

With the spring and summer season coming fast, you may be starting to plan your next weekend getaway or family camping trips. With so many places to check out in the area, there’s always something to check out. But if you or your family enjoy the great outdoors, Neftin Volkswagen has an option for you. Built with performance and interior luxury, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas can still give you the hauling capabilities for vacations or moving purposes. But how much can it tow? We at Neftin Volkswagen decided to check it out.

How Much You Can Haul With the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

Overall, you can tow up to 5,000 lbs. with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. In order to achieve this, you would need the SEL trim level, as it holds the 3.6L VR6 engine with its 276 horsepower and 266 ft-lbs. of torque. With this amount of towing capacity, you can take the VW Atlas on those trips that take you more off the beaten path. But what exactly can you haul with the setup?

Objects You Can Haul with the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas

But what exactly can you haul with the VW Atlas setup? Because of its towing capacity, it can be considered a smaller Class III vehicle (6,000 lbs. or less). With this, you can haul a fishing boat or a smaller recreational ski boat. Also, you may be able to haul a light RV, or a trailer filled with basic camping supplies, bicycles, and all your hiking or fishing equipment. Outside the usual items, here are some things you can haul should you be using a 1,500-1800 lbs. trailer:

  • Two Utility 4×4 ATVs for off-road trails in the area
  • Up to 205 racing bicycles for the “Tour of California”
  • 2,050 professional cameras for taking scenic photos or paparazzi shots
  • Over 9,330 avocados
  • Two horses and your personal set of Dala horse croquet equipment for the upcoming Scandinavian Festival

Check Out a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas at Neftin Volkswagen

Though you may not be planning to look for a Volkswagen model for hauling your belongings, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas has the towing capabilities to perform even with added weight behind it. If you’re interested in checking one out, stop into Neftin Volkswagen here in Thousand Oaks – we’d love to help!


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