How Does the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Fare in Terms of Performance?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas on Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 9:01 am
2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Powertrains Offered on the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas boasts ample interior space, sophisticated driver-assistance technology, advanced technology, and superlative engines. At Team Gunther Volkswagen in Daphne, AL, we give you an overview of the powertrain offered on the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas.

What Engines Are Available on the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas?

The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas offers an option of two engines. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine has a turbocharged induction and an output of 235 hp and a torque rating of 258 lb.-ft. This engine also has a direct fuel injection that ensures maximum efficiency with a powerful disposition. This engine is standard.

The 3.6-liter VR6® engine is available on the SE with Technology, SE with Technology R-Line, SEL, SEL R-Line, SEL Premium, and SEL Premium R-Line trims. This engine delivers an output of 276 hp and a torque rating of 266 lb.-ft. Further, it offers a towing capacity of 5000 lbs.

Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and are equipped with start/stop technology.  

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Interior Dashboard
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Interior

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Fuel Economy of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

When equipped with the 2.0-liter engine, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas achieves 21 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined with its front-wheel-drive models. It earns 20 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined with its 4Motion all-wheel-drive models.

On the other hand, the 3.6-liter engine makes 17 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg combined on its front-wheel-drive models. 2021 Atlas models with the 4Motion all-wheel drive deliver 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, visit us today at Team Gunther Volkswagen in Daphne, AL!

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