How Much Can the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Tow?

January 5th, 2023 by

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan in the Snow

The Volkswagen Tiguan is back for 2023, featuring robust performance specs, a sporty ride, and a spacious interior cabin with seating for up to five! Whether you’re making your Port Jervis commute, heading out on an off-road adventure, or taking the family on a long-distance road trip, you can do it with ease behind the wheel of the new Tiguan. One of the highlights of the new Tiguan is its towing capacity, made possible by a powerful turbocharged engine under the hood. So, how much can the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan tow? This midsize crossover’s maximum towing capacity comes to 1,500 pounds. We’ve got more details on the Volkswagen Tiguan towing features and performance specs in the guide below.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Specs

The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan towing capacity is made possible by a strong 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, delivering impressive performance to the streets of Newburgh and beyond. The Tiguan comes with standard front-wheel drive, but can be upgraded to 4MOTION® AWD if you want to maximize your traction on and off the road. Here are the full performance specs:

 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbocharged Tiguan Engine 

  • 184 hp 
  • 221 lb-ft of torque 
  • 8-speed automatic transmission 
  • Maximum towing capacity: 1,500 pounds

What can the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan tow? When properly equipped, the VW Tiguan can easily haul a small boat, RV, small camper, or a set of jet skis, motorcycles, or ATVs!

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Tow Accessories

In addition to strong towing numbers, the VW Tiguan comes standard-equipped with a wide variety of features designed to make hauling cargo as safe and easy as possible. Here are some highlights:

  • Hitch receiver
  • Ball and ball mount
  • Electrical kit
  • Bolt and clip

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior Dimensions

If you’d prefer to carry your cargo inside your SUV rather than behind it, the VW Tiguan payload capacity comes to 1,157 pounds. The Tiguan also has plenty of passenger space, with two rows of seats that can comfortably seat up to five. Check out the interior dimensions below:

  • Total Passenger Space: 124 cubic feet
  • Front Headroom: 39.6 / 39.1 / 33.8 inches
  • Front Legroom: 40.2 / 36.6 / 27.9 inches
  • Total Cargo Space: 65.3 cubic feet 

Discover the New VW Tiguan with Compass Volkswagen!

Now that we’ve answered the questions of “how much can the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan tow” and “what can the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan tow,” you might be interested in seeing how this midsize SUV handles on the road for yourself! Contact our office to see what we have available, then head to our dealership to set up a test drive around Goshen. You can also check out our VW Research Hub for more information on the vehicles in our lineup.


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