It's possible to stay under 500 pounds empty. Stopping is an issue, and the ultimate issue is tire traction -- when the tires let go, better brakes won't help. The manual states that the towing limit is 1000 pounds and 150 pounds tongue weight. Thanks everybody for your help. Intuitivly I would think it would be the opposite. Although I did see someone towing a trailer full of lawn-care equipment with a Chevy Sprint once.
And the manual says towing capacity is 1,000 lbs. While it can't compete with most hybrids on city fuel economy, its long-legs and towing capability make it a good choice for those outside of large cities, those who make long trips, or those who need a car that can regularly tow loads. Pulling is easy on flatland but stopping and turning are compromised in any terrain. Any thoughts on where I might get one of those? You have to be able to stop safely. Add gear and the weight of the trailer, hopefully it will be a very small and light trailer.
I used to have a sailboat that weighed 130 pounds. Any thoughts on whether this is a warranty issue i. I just got the 2012 Jetta Sportwagen and I'm curious why the towing capacity is less for the diesel than the gas. Mountain or flatland driving can make a difference. Apparently Golfs and Passats up to 2010 were rated at 2,000 lb.
I'm also wondering if the Passat has something like an optional tow package. Competitors include the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Ford Focus. With the trailer it was about 400 pounds. Will it have surge brakes, electric brakes, or no brakes at all? It's too much trouble to go against the belief that you need a V8 pickup to tow a trailer. Mountain or flatland driving can make a difference. And if I had maybe 500 lbs inside the car, can I add the extra 629 that I don't have inside the car to the towing capacity, giving a total towing capacity of 1,629? If you plan to tow a trailer, please remember that your car will be performing a service for which it was not primarily intended. In addition to trashing the transmission by overloading, you can lose control of the rig trying to stop and hurt someone.
Don't forget it's more about stopping than pulling. Although I did see someone towing a trailer full of lawn-care equipment with a Chevy Sprint once. Pulling is easy on flatland but stopping and turning are compromised in any terrain. I think the Golf is probably better than the Tiguan for towing despite the ratings. Or, is he asking if pulling the trailer will do mechanical damage to the car? Available with a gas or diesel engine, the five-seat Jetta is offered in sedan and wagon body styles. I have a light 330lb catamaran and a 200lb trailer. Other enhancements include a sport-tuned four-wheel independent suspension; lesser Jettas employ a semi-independent rear suspension.
A slight worry when the engine light came on half way through the first day. But if you tried doing that in the U. I have a motorcycle + trailer combination that weighs 1700 lbs. An older torque converter transmission could allow significant slippage from a stop and your only byproduct would be the heating up of the trans fluid. I'm sure a hitch could be designed to carry a 2000 pound load into the frame. We also know that a generation ago, people in North America used to tow trailers with cars -- even some pretty big trailers.
If so, maybe I could do to the car what the tow package consists of. My other car is a 2015 Subaru Forester. It scored with its crisp handling and superb ride, plus its impeccable road manners when towing. And the manual says towing capacity is 1,000 lbs. I'm also wondering if the Passat has something like an optional tow package. Extra transmission radiator or something like that? I'm assuming these two numbers are exclusive of each other.
Dual-zone automatic climate control, heated faux leather upholstery and a Fender premium stereo are optional. You could put brakes on the trailer. Are these two numbers exclusive of each other? I'm assuming these two numbers are exclusive of each other. Most automatic transmissions today are now dual clutch setups. Do I need to buy a truck to tow that? What about in real life? This means small gears in the tranny and differential. I didn't read through all the pages of the thread there, but skim over it and see if anyone posts the actual content of the owners manual. Plus, this diesel promises 53.