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Volkswagen SUVs Towing Capacity Chart: Atlas, ID.4, Taos & Tiguan

VW SUVs Towing Capacity 
New Volkswagen SUVs

Now that you’ve narrowed down your next car to one of the powerful and stylish new VW SUVs for sale like the Volkswagen Taos, you might be asking about the VW Atlas towing capacity or which new Volkswagen can tow the most.

If so, you’re in luck because Gunther VW Fort Lauderdale is here to help you compare the VW Tiguan towing capacity vs. VW Touareg towing capacity. While we’re at it, let’s look at the full lineup of VW SUV towing capabilities, including the new VW Atlas. When you need a three-row SUV that can bring your family and all of your gear along for the ride as well as tow large boats to the lake, you need a new VW Atlas lease special.

The VW Atlas towing capacity is a capable 5,000 pounds,1 and it’s the same for the VW Atlas Cross Sport towing capacity. If you have any questions about the VW Atlas towing package or the electric VW ID.4 towing capacity, get in touch with our dealership. We can tour you through our new VW SUVs for sale and go over the towing capacity of the Atlas Cross Sport.

2022 Volkswagen Towing Capacity Chart

Volkswagen SUVs Towing Capacity

VW Models Towing Capacity (lbs)
2022 VW Atlas Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs1
2022 VW Atlas Cross Sport Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs2
2022 VW Tiguan Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs3
2022 VW ID.4 Towing Capacity 2,700 lbs4
2022 VW Taos Towing Capacity N/A
2017 VW Touareg Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs5

Volkswagen Towing Capacity Over The Years

How have these great SUVs’ towing capacities changed as the years rolled by? Let’s take a look:

VW Atlas Towing Capacity

The VW Atlas was introduced in 2018. It took the spot of the VW Touareg as our market’s largest VW SUV, and that included its towing capacity. The VW Atlas offered a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs1 when properly equipped on its introduction and still does today. While that impressive rating relies on the 3.6-liter V-6 engine, drivers who choose the efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged engine will still find a capable towing capacity of up to 2,000 lbs.6

Drivers who choose the sporty VW Atlas Cross Sport will find the same maximum towing capacities per engine when properly equipped.

VW Tiguan Towing Capacity

The VW Tiguan is a long-running, beloved SUV nameplate for a good reason. It came to life in 2007 as a compact yet spacious, cutting-edge SUV experience and continues to offer you precisely that today. While some earlier model years did not have a tow rating, the 2012 VW Tiguan bucked that trend and offered a maximum towing capacity of 2,200 lbs when properly equipped.7 However, from 2018 to today, the VW Tiguan offers a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs3 when properly equipped.

Why did it lose some capabilities? With a generational shift and much more tech inside, the VW Tiguan traded a bit of towing capacity to prioritize next-generation road-trip comfort and connected commutes.

VW ID.4 Towing Capacity

The new VW SUV on the block, the VW ID.4, is a masterful display of what the future of driving has in store for VW drivers. It came out in 2021, and for 2022, the towing capacities remain the same. Like its gas-powered brothers, the maximum towing capacity can vary depending on the engine, or in this case, the battery size and motor layout.

Starting with the single-motor 2022 VW ID.4 Pro RWD and 2022 VW ID.4 Pro S RWD models, you’ll find a maximum towing capacity of 2,200 lbs8 when properly equipped. The dual-motor 2022 VW ID.4 Pro AWD and 2022 VW ID.4 Pro S AWD models bump the horsepower up and increase the towing capacity. With these dual-motor models, you’ll find a maximum towing capacity of 2,700 lbs4 when properly equipped.

VW Taos Towing Capacity

The VW Taos slots in below the VW Tiguan in size. It stands tall above the compact crossover crowd with innovative tech features and spacious accommodations. However, if you’re looking to tow, the VW Tiguan may be a better choice for your lifestyle; the VW Taos does not have an official towing capacity, and the manufacturer does not recommend towing with this model.

With a cargo capacity of up to 65.9 cubic feet, the VW Taos will still offer all the practicality your city commutes and road trips demand.

FAQs

What comes with the VW Atlas towing package?

If you’re asking about the VW Atlas towing ability or the VW Atlas towing package, the first thing to point out is that the 2022 VW Atlas SUV comes with a choice of powerful engines. When building your new VW Atlas, you can choose either a 3.6L V-6 engine that produces up to 276 horsepower and 266 pound-foot of torque or the 2.0L turbo standard engine that delivers up to 235 horsepower and 258 pound-foot of torque. The VW Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds1 when properly equipped.

How much can the VW Tiguan tow?

The VW Tiguan is an exciting VW SUV for sale, which comes standard with a powerful 2.0L turbo engine that delivers impressive fuel economy for a midsize sporty SUV. If you have small watercraft like jet skis or canoes to tow or if you have ATVs to bring along for the ride, you’ll be glad to know the VW Tiguan has you covered. For those of you considering a change of careers and are thinking of becoming a professional piano mover, the VW Tiguan towing capacity is up to 1,500 pounds3 and can easily trailer a grand piano when properly equipped.

How much can the VW Atlas tow?

The VW Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds1 when properly equipped. If you are looking at cabin cruisers that weigh under 5,000 pounds for sale and you need a new SUV to get you and your boat to the lake, then the VW Atlas three-row SUV is the vehicle you’re looking for. Maybe you have your eye on a new catamaran or a 26-foot sailboat. If so, the VW Atlas towing capacity will get you, your gear, and your new speed boat to the water and back. If you have any questions about the VW Atlas towing package, let our sales team know, and we can help you choose the best new VW SUV for towing your personal watercraft.

How much can the VW Touareg tow?

The VW Touareg is now the VW Tiguan, which can tow up to 1,500 lbs.3 When you consider that 1,500 pounds are more than a typical grand piano or a jet ski weight, the VW Tiguan towing capacity is more than enough for most drivers. If you are looking for a new lease offer and comparing VW SUV towing abilities, the VW Tiguan can easily bring dirt bikes, quads, snowmobiles, or ATVs along for the ride. Are you looking to explore the outdoors with an adventure trailer or teardrop camper? Then be sure to explore the lineup of new VW Tiguan SUVs for sale at our nearby VW dealer.

How much can the VW ID.4 tow?

The VW ID.4 is an exciting electric vehicle from Volkswagen. To learn more about the VW ID.4 towing capacity or to reserve yours, get in touch with our dealership. Our team can tell you more about how the VW ID.4 can tow up to 2,700 lbs,4 its EPA-estimated range capabilities, and how long it takes to charge the VW ID.4. When you’re ready to get into a new electric SUV and give your commute a charge, stop by our dealership. We can go over the reservation process for a new VW ID.4.

How much can the VW Atlas Cross Sport tow?

Just like the VW Atlas, the VW Atlas Cross Sport can tow up to 5,000 pounds.2 When you choose the VW Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium R-Line, you also get a Fender® premium audio system for enhanced sound, an overhead view camera to help you parallel park, and 21-inch two-tone machined alloy wheels for a smooth, stylish ride. The VW Atlas Cross Sport also boasts an available 4MOTION® all-wheel-drive system for improved handling. If this is your first time getting an SUV for towing, ask our team for tips on how to reverse with a trailer.

What is the towing capacity of the VW Taos?

There is no official VW Taos towing capacity, and the Volkswagen brand does not recommend that you tow with this vehicle. It’s a matter of engineering, and instead of prioritizing towing, the team that created the VW Taos put immense effort into crafting a spacious interior with competitive specs like up to 65.9 cubic feet of cargo volume and innovative technology to enhance every drive.

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1 Maximum tow rating when equipped with V6 engine and factory-installed towing hitch. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner’s Manual for details.

2 Maximum tow rating when equipped with V6 engine and factory-installed towing hitch. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner’s Manual for details.

3 Maximum tow rating when equipped with factory-installed towing hitch. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner’s Manual for details.

4 Maximum tow rating when equipped with 82 kWh battery, dual-motors, and factory-installed towing hitch. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner’s Manual for details.

5 Maximum tow rating when equipped with factory-installed towing hitch. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner’s Manual for details.

6 Maximum tow rating when equipped with 2.0L turbocharged 4-Cylinder engine and factory-installed towing hitch. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner’s Manual for details.

7 Maximum tow rating when equipped with 2.0L turbocharged 4-Cylinder engine, factory-installed towing hitch, and trailer with trailer brakes. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner’s Manual for details.

8 Maximum tow rating when equipped with 82 kWh battery, single motor, and factory-installed towing hitch. Vehicle load, other accessories, and options may reduce maximum towing capacity. See vehicle Owner’s Manual for details.

 

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