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Choose the appropriate model year for the VW Golf you are trying to find the towing capacity for from the list below.
You can find 482 different trims/engines for the VW Golf and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.
The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.
The VW Golf is a compact, small family car. The first generation of the Golf was released in 1974. It is one of the best-selling models in Volkswagen’s lineup since its first release.
There have been eight generations of this compact car. Each generation has been named with the prefix “Mk” convention which stands for the Mark number. The current VW Golf is the Mk8.
The fourth generation VW Golf was released in 1997 and continued in production until 2003. This made it the first Golf to enter the new millennium.
The Golf has typically come as either a 3-door or 5-door hatchback, but there have been a number of variants over the years. In recent years, the 3-door version has generally been reserved for the hot hatch GTI and R versions.
The most notable of the other variants are the Cabriolet and Jetta, which are convertibles and sedans respectively. There is also the Alltrack version, a crossover estate version.
The Golf itself can also be seen as the bigger sibling to the VW Polo.
Engine options vary depending on the model of Golf, but most models have come with engines ranging from 1.5-liter to 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinders. There have also been various diesel options.
Trim levels for the latest Golf include Life, Active, Style, and R-Line. Older models typically were given Trendline, Comfortline, Highline, and R-Line.
As a small family car, towing capacity is relatively competent. The 2022 models are capable of towing roughly 1500 kg / ~3,307 lbs.
The Volkswagen Golf is an incredibly popular car throughout the world and has managed to amass a number of Car of the Year awards since winning the European Car of the Year in 1992.