Find Out About the Towing Capacities of Volkswagen Vehicles

October 5th, 2015 by

VW towing
Utility is a reason so many people buy trucks and SUVs, but sometimes there are other types of vehicles with more capability than you think. Knowing the towing capacity and capability of your car or a car you’re considering is important. Not only is it important to know that a vehicle is equipped to tow, but it’s also important to only tow what the vehicle can handle. So, when you’re prepping for a road-trip around Park Ridge, you’ll know exactly what kind of camper, boat, ATV, etc. to bring. Learn more about the Volkswagen Tiguan towing capacity, Volkswagen Touareg towing capacity, and more.

How Much Can Every Volkswagen Tow?

While the VW Golf towing weight and others are marked “Not Recommended,” there are a few models worth noting. Also, towing is not exclusive only to the VW SUVs. So, how much can every Volkswagen tow, exactly? We have put together a helpful chart of Volkswagen models, noting if the vehicles are equipped to tow and if so, what that towing capacity is.

VW Jetta Towing CapacityNot Recommended
VW Passat Towing Capacity1,000 lbs.
VW CC Towing CapacityNot Recommended
VW Eos Towing CapacityNot Recommended
VW Beetle Towing CapacityNot Recommended
VW Beetle Convertible Towing Capacity Not Recommended
VW Golf Towing CapacityNot Recommended
VW Golf GTI Towing CapacityNot Recommended
VW Golf R Towing CapacityNot Recommended
VW e-Golf Towing CapacityNot Recommended
VW Jetta SportWagen Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs.
VW Golf SportWagen Towing Capacity Not Recommended
VW Tiguan Towing Capacity1,500 lbs.
VW Touareg Towing Capacity7,716 lbs.
VW Routan Towing Capacity3,600 lbs.
VW Atlas Towing Capacity5,000 lbs.
VW Jetta Wagon Towing Capacity2,000 lbs.

Note: Even though a few models, such as the CC, Eos, Jetta Wagon, Touareg, and Routan, are no longer available as new vehicles in the U.S., we wanted to add them since you can definitely find them as well-maintained pre-owned vehicles.

Towing Tips

Now that you know the Volkswagen towing capacity for each model, we have shared a few of our top towing tips for safe towing and hauling on the Glenview roadways.

  • Remain within the towing limits of your particular make and model. If you exceed the towing capacity of your vehicle, it can lead to poor handling and braking power as well as damage to the suspension of the car.
  • Make sure your trailer is packed properly.
  • Ensure that your tires are inflated to the right amount.
  • Inspect your brakes.
  • Ensure your mirrors are properly adjusted so that you have a clear view of the trailer.

Learn More About the VW Lineup from Jennings Volkswagen!

If you’re looking for a new Volkswagen vehicle capable of towing more than a light load, you’ll either want to consider the Tiguan or Atlas. Both vehicles are incredibly capable and offer a lot of utility. To find out more about these VW SUVs, contact us at Jennings Volkswagen to schedule a test drive near Northbrook and Park Ridge!

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