Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity by Year (2002-2017)

The Volkswagen Touareg was introduced into Volkswagen’s lineup as a mid-size crossover SUV in 2002 and was discontinued in the US after the 2017 model year. The Touareg is known for its unique styling and for having the features consumers expect from SUVs, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a Volkswagen Touareg?

The Volkswagen Touareg has a towing capacity of 7,716 pounds across all model years, trim levels, and configurations.

There’s a bit more to know about Volkswagen Touareg towing capabilities which we’ll cover in today’s guide.

2017 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

2018 vw touareg
How much weight can a Volkswagen Touareg tow is up to 7,716 lbs.

The 2023 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 pounds no matter what trim level or configuration it is.

Refer to the chart below to find how much your 2023 Volkswagen Touareg can tow.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
Sport7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
Wolfsburg Edition7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
Executive7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2017 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

Volkswagen Touareg V6 Towing Capacity

The V6 VW Touareg can pull 7,716 pounds.

Volkswagen Touareg V8 Towing Capacity

The V8 VW Touareg can pull 7,716 pounds.

You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.

Here’s a video showing the Volkswagen Touareg being put to a real-world towing test:

Volkswagen Touareg Braked Vs. Unbraked Towing Capacity

All vehicles have different towing capacities based on whether or not you’re towing a trailer that has trailer brakes installed.

Trailer brakes allow the trailer to stop faster than if only the vehicle is using its brakes, allowing the vehicle to tow more weight, so braked towing capacity will always be higher than unbraked towing capacity.

Volkswagen Touareg Braked Tow Capacity: up to 7,716 lbs.

Volkswagen Touareg Unbraked Tow Capacity: 1,500 lbs.

Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity Factors

There’s only one factor that affects the Volkswagen Touareg tow capacity, which is how many passengers you have in the vehicle while towing something.

Number of Passengers

A big factor in calculating your vehicle’s towing capacity is how many passengers you’re carrying, which directly calculates into the vehicle’s GCWR.

This is true of all vehicles, not just the Volkswagen Touareg, so always take into consideration the total load of your passengers and gear in addition to what you’re towing.

Volkswagen Touareg Tow Package Info

what is the towing capacity of a volkswagen touareg
How much can a Volkswagen Touareg tow is up to 7,716 pounds.

Does The Volkswagen Touareg Have A Tow Package?

Volkswagen offered a Touareg towing package which included the following:

  • Class IV Receiver Hitch
  • 7-Pin Wiring Harness

Can You Install A Trailer Hitch On a Volkswagen Touareg?

rear view of vw touareg
How much weight can a Volkswagen Touareg pull is 7,716 pounds.

If you plan on towing anything with your Volkswagen Touareg, you’ll need a tow hitch and wiring harness.

Depending on what you’re towing, you’re going to need a ball mount (aka a trailer ball hitch) so you can attach items for towing.

Make sure to get the right trailer ball size that matches your hitch and trailer.

Volkswagen Touareg Tow Hitch

Trailer hitches come in different hitch classes, which are rated for different vehicle sizes and weight limits.

The Volkswagen Touareg uses a Class 3 or Class 4 hitch.

Here’s a great option for a Class III Volkswagen Touareg trailer hitch:

Class 3 III Black 2" Receiver Tube Rear Bumper Trailer Tow Hitch Towing Mount Compatible with 04-10 VW Touareg / 04-10 Porsche Cayenne / 07-15 Audi Q7
  • Application: Compatible With 2004-2010 Volkswagen Touareg All Models, 2004-2010 Porsche Cayenne Models ( Will Not Fit Vehicles With Rear Mount Spare ), 2007-2015 Audi Q7 Quattro Models
  • Trailer Hitch ( Pin, Clip, Ballmount & Wirings Are Not Included )
  • Hitch Class: Class 3, Receiver Size: 2" Receiver Tube
  • Towing Specifications: Weight Carrying Capacity - 6000 lbs , Tongue Weight - 600 lbs, Weight Distribution - N/A , Weight Distribution Tongue Weight - N/A
  • Color: Black

Here’s a great ball mount option so you can hook up different types of trailers for towing with your Touareg:

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CURT 45148 Trailer Hitch Mount, 2-Inch Ball, Pin, Fits 1-1/4-In Receiver, 3,500 lbs, 3-1/4" Drop, GLOSS BLACK POWDER COAT
  • DEPENDABLE STRENGTH. Rated to tow 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight and 350 pounds tongue weight, this ball hitch offers dependability for your towing setup (weight capacity may change if trailer ball is removed).Fit Type: Universal Fit
  • VERSATILE USE. This trailer hitch ball mount comes with a 1-1/4-inch shank to fit virtually any industry-standard 1-1/4-inch receiver. The ball mount has a 3-1/4-inch drop, 2-inch diameter ball, 1/2-inch hitch pin hole and 7-1/4-inch overall length
  • READY TO TOW. Hitching up your trailer is easy with this ready-to-use trailer hitch ball mount. It comes with a pre-attached tow ball for ready coupling and a trailer hitch pin to securely mount onto your hitch receiver
  • CORROSION-RESISTANT. For long-lasting use, this ball hitch is protected with a durable black powder coat finish, and the trailer ball has a polished chrome plating. These finishes resist damage from rain, dirt, road salt and other corrosive threats
  • EASY TO INSTALL. To install the trailer hitch ball mount on your vehicle, simply insert the shank into your vehicle's 1-1/4-inch hitch receiver. The rounded shank makes installation easy

Volkswagen Touareg Trailer Hitch Installation

Always follow the manufacturer’s directions and use proper safety precautions.

Here’s a great video walkthrough on a Volkswagen Touareg trailer hitch installation:

Volkswagen Touareg Trailer Hitch Installation Cost

If you’re considering having a tow hitch added to your Touareg, expect to pay between $100 and $200 to have a tow package professionally installed (excluding the cost of the tow hitch and wiring harness).

If you’re handy and looking to save money, you can install the trailer hitch and wiring harness yourself.

Hitch Receiver Vs Rear Step Bumper Towing

Some vehicles allow for bumper towing, which means you can mount a tow hitch ball directly on the bumper instead of installing a tow hitch to the vehicle’s frame.

Can I Bumper Tow With a Volkswagen Touareg?

The Volkswagen Touareg stock bumper is not rated for bumper towing, so you’ll need to install a frame-mounted hitch like the one we listed earlier in this guide or an aftermarket bumper with a hitch ball on it.

How Do I Know If My Volkswagen Touareg Has A Tow Package?

vw touareg towing a camper
The Volkswagen Touareg can tow up to 7,716 pounds.

You can start by looking under the rear bumper of your Touareg to see if you notice a trailer hitch or trailer ball.

That will give you a good indication of if you have a tow hitch already installed on your Touareg.

Another way to research this is by checking the paperwork that came with your vehicle or taking it to a local dealer to see what’s installed.

Make sure to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) handy if you call the dealer so they can look up the exact specs and whether or not your vehicle has any towing packages or features installed on it.

2016 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2016 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2016 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2016 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2015 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2015 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2015 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2014 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2014 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2014 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2013 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2013 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2013 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2012 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2012 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2012 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2011 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2011 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2010 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2010 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2010 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2010 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2009 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2009 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2009 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2008 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2008 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2008 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2007 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2007 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2007 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2007 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2006 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2006 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2006 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2006 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2005 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2005 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2005 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2005 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2004 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2004 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2004 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2004 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2003 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2003 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2003 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2003 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

2002 Volkswagen Touareg Towing Capacity

The 2002 Volkswagen Touareg can tow 7,716 lbs across all trim levels and configurations.

Check the chart below to find the towing capacity of your 2002 VW Touareg.

Volkswagen Touareg Trim LevelTowing Capacity
All7,716 lbs / 3,500 kg
2002 VW Touareg Towing Capacity Chart

Data Accuracy

We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official Volkswagen Touareg Owner’s Manuals on Volkswagen’s website and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.

Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with your Volkswagen Touareg.

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