How Powerful is the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas?

By Product Expert | Posted in Model Information, Volkswagen Atlas on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 9:34 pm
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2021 Volkswagen Atlas Power and Performance Specs

The Volkswagen Atlas is back for another year and it’s better than ever. This SUV model gained a few new upgrades while still maintaining features that made it a fan favorite. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas made some updates to its performance features while still providing reliable power. In this post, we are going to explore the power and performance of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Keep reading to see how reliable this SUV is.

Packing a whole lot of power

2021 VW Atlas exterior front driving on uphill curvy road sun setting background

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas comes with two engine options. The first is a 2.0-liter Turbo four-cylinder engine. This engine delivers up to 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The second option is a 3.6-liter V6 engine. This engine achieves up to 276 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with this engine and proper equipment, the Volkswagen Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode. Tiptronic® allows you to shift manually and have more control over your driving experience.

Previously only available for the V6 engine, 4MOTION® with Active Control is now available for both engines. 4MOTION® will provide power to the front and rear axles to help maintain traction and control. It also comes with four all-wheel-drive modes to fit the current driving situation: Snow Mode, On-Road Mode, Off-Road Mode, and Off-Road Custom Mode. Each mode will make adjustments to the engine or other features to provide optimal performance.

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2021 Volkswagen Atlas in Lincoln, NE

Like what you see? Come and check out our available inventory of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas right here in Lincoln, NE. After checking out our inventory, be sure to schedule a test drive. If you would like to learn more about this model, keep following our blog, or feel free to contact us.

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