Towing with a VW Tiguan automatic

walkandall replied on 10/01/2019 15:55

Posted on 10/01/2019 15:55

Does  anyone have any experience of towing a 1700kg MTPLM caravan with a VW Tiguan 2.0 4M (4WD) automatic?

I have used the NCC Towcheck website and with a  MPTW braked trailer figure of 2,100kg it is a suitable  match for an experienced caravanner.

I used a Skoda Superb auto with my previous, lighter, caravan with no issues.

Any feedback  would be  much appreciated. 

lornalou1 replied on 10/01/2019 16:09

Posted on 10/01/2019 16:09

more info the better. year of vw and van. make and model of caravan. I'll take it that it's diesel. BHP as well make a difference. have you tried towcar.info. much better than the clubs matching figures.

walkandall replied on 10/01/2019 18:27

Posted on 10/01/2019 18:27

Thank for  quick response.

I will  probably manage to get a 17 plate car and the van is a 2018 Adria 612 Seine with a MTPLM upgrade to 1700kg.

I will  look at towcar.info but it would be nice to get feedback from someone who has  real time experience  of using the Tiguan as a tow car. 

Tigi replied on 10/01/2019 20:25

Posted on 10/01/2019 20:25

Its the kerbweight of the car that you need to base its suitability to tow on not the manufacturers trailer figure, that relates to the mechanical aspects of a car. I think the Tiguan is around 1700 Kg which means towing at 100% of the cars kerbweight with your caravan, not impossible but it increases the risk of the "tail wagging the dog" 

Boff replied on 11/01/2019 07:05

Posted on 11/01/2019 07:05

100% match.  Why not?  It is within the towing capabilities of the car.  Because the Adria has a long A frame then it will be inherently more stable.   If you are worried and it doesn’t already have it   Get ATC retrofitted to the caravan.  

Morningstar1 replied on 11/01/2019 15:57

Posted on 11/01/2019 15:57

Any advice on automatic v manual towcar please?

I am looking at a 4wd automatic [Hyundai Tuscon] and whilst the car is noted as a good match for my van I'm not sure about the auto transmission