2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Towing Capacity

As an SUV packed with forward-thinking equipment and technology, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has a lot to offer. Along with its impressive interior cargo space, drivers in Lee Summit, North Town, Overland Park, Mission, and Olathe will also be able to enjoy notable towing capabilities.

Our team at Volkswagen Lee's Summit has put together this guide to the Tiguan towing capacity. Read ahead to learn more about what this SUV has in store for commuters and adventurers alike…

Tiguan Towing & Hauling Capacities

Volkswagen TiguanThe 2018 Tiguan can standardly tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds, no matter what equipment you decide to go with. Regardless of which of the eight trim levels you choose, you’ll have this much capability under your belt.

Additionally, when properly equipped, the VW Tiguan can handle a whopping 1,213 pounds in terms of payload. That’s upwards of 2,700 pounds of moving capability in one standardly equipped vehicle.

To expand your packing options even more, put down the second- and third-row seats to utilize the 65.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume.

The VW Equipment That Makes It Possible

The towing and hauling capabilities are made possible by the 2018 Tiguan high-performing mechanical configuration. Leading the way is the 2.0L TSI® 4-cylinder engine that’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode.

The latter feature not only provides a more efficient drive with its eight different available speeds, but it also gives you more control. Tiptronic® mode provides drivers with the opportunity to shift manually, which enhances handling.

This equipment is able to tow and haul so much weight because of the amount of power it puts out. Standardly, this configuration will put out 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.

Enhance Your Driving Capabilities Even More

Volkswagen Tiguan InteriorThe 2018 VW Tiguan comes standardly equipped with a front-wheel drivetrain. However, with the available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system, you can up the ante on your capabilities even more.

This drivetrain gives you additional customization opportunities with four different drive modes. Choose between Snow Mode, On-Road Mode, Off-Road Mode, and Off-Road Custom to tailor your handling and power distribution to meet your control needs.

This 2018 Tiguan review will provide an in-depth look at the features of the vehicle, so that you can determine if it’s a good fit for you.

Other Impressive Performance Specifications

Towing and hauling capabilities are not the only benefits you’ll get with the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan high-performing equipment. In addition to the power this SUVs puts out, it delivers an efficient drive with an EPA-estimated 22 city/27 highway MPG.1

Combine this efficiency with the standard 15.3-gallon fuel tank capacity, and you can spend less time worrying about how often you have to stop to fuel up.

Experience the 2018 Tiguan Towing Capabilities Today!

As you can see, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan can handle just about every type of trip you throw at it. Whether you’re working on a home renovation project, making that big college move, or just exploring the areas of Lee Summit, North Town, Overland Park, Mission, and Olathe, the Tiguan is ready.

Now, it’s time to get behind the wheel and experience all of the other exciting features this SUV has to offer. Give us a call at Volkswagen Lee's Summit today to schedule your test drive!




1. 22 city/27 highway MPG (2018 Tiguan 2.0L, 8-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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