One of the best things about the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is its towing capacity—this compact SUV can tow up to 1,500 pounds! Check out this guide to the Volkswagen Tiguan towing capacity below, and then browse our VW Tiguan inventory easily online or contact us with any questions.We’re here to help our Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg drivers with all your automotive needs!


Volkswagen Tiguan Towing Capacity Mechanicsburg PAVW Tiguan Towing Capacity in Action

On paper, 1,500 pounds sounds like a lot—and it is! What does this towing capacity translate to in real life? It should allow you to tow either a small utility trailer, a pop-up tent trailer, a lightweight aluminum boat, or some other type of personal watercraft. Furthermore, such cargo is light enough that your compact SUV won’t need expensive trailer brakes or other supportive technologies. Big relief, right?

Volkswagen Tiguan Curb Weight, GVWR, and Payload

If you’re interested in towing capacity, there are a couple other VW Tiguan numbers you should know as well. Specifically, we’re talking about curb weight, gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), and payload. Here are these specs for the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan S, the base trim level for the lineup. Take a look:

  • Curb Weight: 3,757 pounds
  • GVWR: 5,203 pounds
  • Payload: 1,124 pounds

Plus, with all the seats folded down, you’ll have access to as much as 73.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. That means you can put its payload capacity to good use since you’ll have the space to match the weight.

Volkswagen 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive System


Speaking of capabilities, the Volkswagen 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system is worth mentioning. It’s available on select Volkswagen Tiguan trims, and it will send power to either the front or the rear axles as needed. This will optimize both your traction and stability, so you’ll have the safest, easiest drive possible regardless of driving surface. You can even select among four different modes: Snow Mode, On-Road Mode, Off-Road Mode, and Off-Road Custom Mode. If you have a question, speak with a teammate!Our teammates would be happy to answer any and all your VW Tiguan questions. This includes any questions you may have about its EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of up to 22 city/29 highway MPG.*


Volkswagen Tiguan Towing Capacity Mechanicsburg PAVolkswagen Tiguan Performance Specs

With its sleek and slender exterior proportions, you might think the Volkswagen Tiguan was more of a nimble cruiser than a powerful hauler. The reason this VW SUV is able to effortlessly balance poise and power is because of the engine-transmission pairing under the hood.

The 2.0L motor with four cylinders and turbocharged compression is able to generate 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. While some SUVs release all their horsepower in the first or last gears, the VW Tiguan does a stellar job of providing a linear power increase. So, whether you’re trying to make a passing maneuver on a 2-lane road or get up to speed on a steep incline, you’ll avoid any unnecessary jerks or lags as you floor the pedal.

The delivery of power is guided by an 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® technology and a Sport mode. The addition of Tiptronic® helps improve the smoothness and responsiveness of the gear changes, while Sport mode gives you the chance to ramp up the fun a little bit. In Sport mode, your SUV will have more responsive steering, quicker gear changes, and an overall more nimble feel behind the wheel.

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Volkswagen Tiguan Towing Capacity Mechanicsburg PAVolkswagen Tiguan: Reassuring Brake Power

So, let’s say you’re loaded to the brim with your family on board, their luggage in the trunk, and a trailer on the back of your VW Tiguan. In this instance, having powerful brakes and driver-assistance safety technology are going to play a key role on the long-distance trip.

Volkswagen Tiguan Brake Specs

The vented front disc brakes measure 13.4 x 1.2 inches, while the solid rear discs measure 11.8 x 0.5 inches, a pairing that will stop your SUV with assurance time and time again. There’s also the anti-lock braking system with electronic brake pressure distribution, a setup that will aid in your model’s deceleration from both high and low speeds.

A few other active features that play a role in sturdily stopping your SUV include anti-slip regulation, the electronic differential, and engine brake assist.


Volkswagen Tiguan Towing Capacity Mechanicsburg PAVolkswagen Tiguan Driver-Assistance Technology

Whether navigating around-town traffic or making your way down a long, straight highway, the Volkswagen Tiguan has technologies to make your life easier.

Take Adaptive Cruise Control, for example. This system helps maintain your current distance from the vehicle in front of you by both accelerating and decelerating as needed. To receive a heads-up in advance of a collision, there’s the Forward Collision Warning system. Also attached to Forward Collision Warning is Autonomous Emergency Braking, a technology that will apply the brakes for you if you fail to react to a possible collision quickly enough.

Rear Traffic Alert is like having eyes in the rear of your SUV, while the Lane Keeping System provides a warning if you begin veering from your current lane. The list grows from there with other additions like the Blind Spot Monitor and the Pedestrian Monitoring system.


Schedule a 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Test Drive Now at Faulkner Volkswagen!

Although you probably can’t tow a 1,500-pound trailer during your test drive, you can experience some of the other awesome features on the Volkswagen Tiguan, including its entertainment systems and interior amenities. If you’re intrigued, then you should set up an appointment with the team at Faulkner Volkswagen.

Just call us on the phone, chat with us online, or stop by from Harrisburg, Camp Hill, or Mechanicsburg!


* 22 city/29 highway mpg (2020 Tiguan 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.


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