How Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Perform?
Performance Features of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas
The seven-seater 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SUV boasts advanced connectivity, a range of driver-assistance features, and an option between powertrains. At Ontario Volkswagen in Ontario, CA, we elaborate on the performance features of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas.
What Engines Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Offer?
The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is offered with a choice of two engines. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder has an output of 235 hp and a torque rating of 258 lb.-ft. This engine comes with turbocharged induction and direct fuel injection to ensure a balance of efficiency and power.
The Atlas SE with Technology and higher trims are equipped with the 3.6-liter VR6 engine that has an output of 276 hp and a torque rating of 266 lb.-ft. This engine has twin overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, and variable valve timing. Models equipped with this engine and a factory-installed trailer hitch can tow 5000 lbs.
Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission to improve efficiency. Through the transmission, power is either sent to the front wheels or all four wheels as required if the model has a 4Motion with Active Control all-wheel-drive system.
How Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Fare in Terms of Fuel Economy?
The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas has a towing capacity of 18.6 gallons. The 2.0-liter engine delivers a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive system achieves 20 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.
The 3.6-liter V6 engine front-wheel-drive models make 17 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined. Models with 4Motion all-wheel drive gain 16 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg combined.
If you’re interested in learning more about the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, schedule a test drive at Ontario Volkswagen in Ontario, CA!