VW Tiguan Towing Capacity
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- Manufacturer: Volkswagen
- Data Source: Owner's Manual
You can find 155 different trims/engines for the VW Tiguan and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.
The years available stretch from 2008 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.
The VW Tiguan was first released in 2007 as a crossover SUV. The Tiguan is seen as the middle counterpart between the smaller T-Roc and larger full-size Touareg. The Tiguan became the best-selling model in the VW lineup in mid-2020.
Being a crossover SUV, the Tiguan features a 5-door configuration. All of which sits on top of the VW Group A6 platform and VW Group MQB A2 platform for the first and second generations respectively.
Other competition in the same class comes from cars like the Audi Q3, Hyundai Tucson, and Kia Sportage.
There have been two generations of the Tiguan. The first generation of this crossover SUV received a facelift in 2012. Its whole run lasted until the release of the second generation in 2016.
The first generation of the Tiguan came with engines running from a 1.4-liter TSI inline-4 petrol through to a 2-liter TSI inline-4. All diesel versions came with the same 2-liter TDI inline-4, albeit with varying power outputs.
Both the first and second generation of the Tiguan came with options for a 6-speed automatic, DSG, or automatic. There was also the option for a 7-speed DSG for both generations.
The second generation model came with the choice of an 8-speed automatic for the North American market.
Engine options for the second generation models included a similar lineup, now including a 1.5-liter TSI inline-4 petrol, a 1.6-liter TDI inline-4 diesel, and a petrol plug-in hybrid version outfitted with the 1.4-liter TSI inline-4 eHybrid.
Typical trim levels for the Tiguan include the base Life, Active, and Elegance.
There is also the R-Line, which is a performance version. This version was initially released in 2020 and featured the same 2-liter turbocharged inline-4 that is found in the Arteon R and Mk8 Golf R.