Volkswagen Tiguan Towing Capacity

Volkswagen Tiguan One of the best things about the 2019 VW 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, and then contact us at Faulkner Volkswagen for more info!

After all, we’re here to help our Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg drivers with all your VW needs!

VW Tiguan Towing Capacity in Action

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 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 cargos are light enough that your compact SUV won’t need expensive trailer brakes or other supportive technologies, which is a big relief.

Other Key VW Tiguan Specifications

If you’re interested in towing capacity, then there are a couple of other VW Tiguan numbers that you should know, as well. Specifically, we’re talking about curb weight, GVWR, and payload. Here are these specs for the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S, which is the base trim level for the lineup. Take a look below:

  • Curb Weight: 3,777 pounds
  • GVWR: 5,247 pounds
  • Payload: 1,213 pounds

Plus, with all of the seats folded down, you’ll have access to as much as 65.7 cubic feet of cargo volume. That means that you can put its payload capacity to good use, as you’ll have the space to match the weight.

VW 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive System

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Speaking of capabilities, the Volkswagen 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive system is worth mentioning. It’s available on select Volkswagen Tiguan trims, and it’ll send power to either the front or rear axles as needed. This will optimize both your traction and stability so that you can have the safest, easiest drive possible regardless of your driving surface. You can even select between 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 of your VW Tiguan questions, even those about its 2.0L TSI® Engine, its 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sport Mode, or its EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway.1 Read the bottom of this page to learn about the three simple ways to contact us: on the phone, online, or in person.

Schedule a 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 Faulkner Volkswagen.

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


1 Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gove for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle conditions.

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