How Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Perform?

October 25th, 2021 by

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.

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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!

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