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For many SUV shoppers who come to check out our new Volkswagen SUVs here at Boucher Volkswagen of Franklin near Milwaukee, WI, the choice to purchase a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas is an easy one. Deciding which of the 2020 VW Atlas lineup’s two engine options to put under the hood of their new Atlas, however, can be a bit trickier for some.

That’s because both of the engine options for the 2020 Atlas lineup – a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a V6 engine – are equal parts powerful and fuel efficient. So, which of these engines should you put under the hood of your 2020 Volkswagen Atlas from us here at Boucher VW of Franklin? That’s exactly what we’re going to help you decide as we pit the two against each other in this 2020 VW Atlas 2.0L vs 2020 VW Atlas 3.6L head-to-head engine comparison.

Turbocharged 2.0-Liter Engine


3.6-Liter V6 Engine

235 Horsepower


Standard HP 276 Horsepower

258 Pound-Feet

Standard Torque 266 Pound-Feet
Up to 20 MPG Standard City Gas Mileage Up to 17 MPG
Up to 26 MPG Standard Highway Gas Mileage Up to 24 MPG

Will You Choose the More Powerful or the More Fuel Efficient 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Engine Option at Boucher Volkswagen of Franklin near Milwaukee WI?

Reiterating what we said in our introduction, both the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas lineup’s 2.0-liter engine option and its 3.6-liter engine option are equal parts fuel efficient and powerful. One is more powerful and the other is more fuel efficient, however, which can help make this choice an easier one for SUV customers.

As you can probably guess, the V6 engine option for the 2020 Atlas lineup is the more powerful engine option, whereas the 4-cylinder 2020 Atlas engine option is the bigger money-saver when it comes time to fill up at the pump. But, again, both feature high power ratings and high gas mileage ratings, so you’re making a great choice no matter which you choose.

Another aspect to consider is that, since we live in WI, many want a new SUV equipped with all-wheel drive. If that’s the case, then your engine decision is made for you, as the 3.6-liter engine is the only 2020 Atlas engine that can be combined with 4MOTION® permanent all-wheel drive.

For more help on finding the right new Volkswagen for you, feel free to get in touch with our Boucher VW of Franklin staff.

2020 Volkswagen Atlas interior
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