2024 Volkswagen SUVs Towing Capacity Chart: Atlas, ID.4, Taos & Tiguan

VW SUVs Towing Capacity 
New Volkswagen SUVs

Now that you have narrowed down your next car to one of the powerful and stylish new VW SUVs for sale, you might be asking about the VW Tiguan, Taos, ID.4 EV, and Atlas towing capacity ratings or which boasts the highest 2024 Volkswagen SUV towing capacity.

If so, you’re in luck because Gunther VW Fort Lauderdale is here to help you compare the ratings, such as 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 your gear along for the ride as well as tow a large boat 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’re looking to learn more about the VW Atlas towing package or the electric VW ID.4 towing capacity, read on or get in touch with our dealership. You can learn about the Tiguan, Taos, ID.4 EV, and Atlas towing capacity ratings in the rest of this article.

2024 Volkswagen Towing Capacity Chart

Volkswagen SUVs Towing Capacity

VW Models Towing Capacity (lbs)
2024 VW Atlas Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs1
2024 VW Atlas Cross Sport Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs2
2024 VW Tiguan Towing Capacity: 1,500 lbs3
2023 VW ID.4 Towing Capacity: 2,700 lbs4
2024 VW Taos Towing Capacity Not recommended for towing
2024 VW Arteon Towing Capacity: Not recommended for towing
2024 VW Touareg Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs5

VW SUVs’ Towing Capacity Over the Years

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

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, including its towing capacity. The VW Atlas offered a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds1 when properly equipped upon its introduction, and the new VW Atlas still does today. While that impressive rating used to rely on a 3.6-liter V-6 engine, drivers who select a 2024 VW Atlas will enjoy this capacity with the new turbocharged inline-four-cylinder setup.

Drivers who choose the sporty VW Atlas Cross Sport will find the same maximum towing capacities 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 pounds when properly equipped.6 However, from 2018 to today, the VW Tiguan offers a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds3 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 2023, 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. As of this writing in January 2024, towing specs for the 2024 model have yet to be officially announced.

Starting with the single-motor 2023 VW ID.4 Pro RWD and 2023 VW ID.4 Pro S RWD models, you’ll find a maximum towing capacity of 2,200 pounds7 when properly equipped. The dual-motor 2023 VW ID.4 Pro AWD and 2023 VW ID.4 Pro S AWD models bump the horsepower up and increase the towing capacity. With these dual-motor models, you’ll find that the maximum all-electric 2023 Volkswagen towing capacity is 2,700 pounds4 when properly equipped.

VW Taos Towing Capacity

The Volkswagen 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 maximum cargo capacity of 65.9 cubic feet in front-wheel drive models, the VW Taos will still offer all the practicality your city commutes and road trips demand.

Thank you for reading about the VW Tiguan, Taos, ID.4 EV, and Atlas towing capacity ratings. Please contact our dealership if you have any questions about Volkswagen towing.

FAQs

What comes with the VW Atlas towing package?

The VW Atlas towing package will get your Atlas ready to haul it all. You can equip your Atlas with essential towing accessories like a tow hitch and trailer wiring harness through the available VW Atlas packages and official VW accessories. The Volkswagen Atlas is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds1 when properly equipped. Please contact us with any questions about the VW Atlas towing capacity.

How much can the VW Tiguan tow?

The VW Tiguan is an exciting new VW SUV for sale, which comes standard with a powerful 2.0-liter turbo engine that delivers impressive fuel economy for a midsize sporty SUV. If you have small watercraft like Jet Skis or canoes to tow, the new VW Tiguan has you covered. The VW Tiguan towing capacity is up to 1,500 pounds3 and is sufficient to tow a grand piano.

How much can the VW Atlas tow?

The new VW Atlas can tow up to 5,000 pounds1 when properly equipped. If you are looking at SUVs that weigh under 5,000 pounds and can still get you and your boat to the lake, then the new VW Atlas three-row SUV is the vehicle for you. The VW Atlas towing capacity will get you, your gear, and your new speed boat to the water and back.

How much can the VW Touareg tow?

The VW Tuareg has not been sold in the North American market for the better part of a decade. The most recent model is able to tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped. The car’s replacement, the VW Atlas, has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. Please visit our dealership to take the VW Atlas out for a test drive.

How much can the VW ID.4 tow?

The VW ID.4 is an exciting new electric vehicle from Volkswagen. Our team can tell you more about how the new VW ID.4 can tow up to 2,700 pounds,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.

How much can the VW Atlas Cross Sport tow?

Just like the new VW Atlas, the VW Atlas Cross Sport can tow up to 5,000 pounds.2 The new 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, please ask the Gunther Volkswagen Fort Lauderdale 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 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 turbocharged 2.0L inline-four-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.

2 Maximum tow rating when equipped with turbocharged 2.0L inline-four-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.

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 four-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.

7 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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