Volkswagen Golf Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the Volkswagen Golf supports up to 2000kg. This is a braked figure, while the maximum load for any vehicle without using trailer brakes is 750kg, if rated to tow that much in the first place. Kilograms can also be expressed as kilos, and if you want to know the tow rating in tonnes, just divide the kg figure by 1000. But, before you try towing with any car, ute, van, SUV or 4×4, be sure to check with the manufacturer or your owner’s manual to ensure your Volkswagen Golf matches the example listed here.

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Volkswagen Golf braked* towing capacity

Year Braked capacity from Braked capacity to
2022 1500kg 1600kg
2021 0kg 1600kg
2020 0kg 1500kg
2019 0kg 1500kg
2018 0kg 2000kg
2017 0kg 2000kg
2016 0kg 1600kg
2015 0kg 1600kg
2014 0kg 1600kg
2013 0kg 1600kg
2012 0kg 1400kg
2011 0kg 1400kg
2010 0kg 1300kg
2009 0kg 1300kg
2008 0kg 1200kg
2007 0kg 1200kg
2006 0kg 1200kg
2005 1200kg 1200kg
2004 1200kg 1400kg
2003 1200kg 1400kg
2002 1200kg 1400kg
2001 1200kg 1300kg
2000 1200kg 1300kg
1999 1200kg 1300kg
1998 1200kg 1200kg
1997 1200kg 1200kg
1996 1200kg 1200kg
1995 1200kg 1200kg
1994 1200kg 1200kg
1993 1200kg 1200kg
1992 1200kg 1200kg
1991 1200kg 1200kg
1990 1200kg 1200kg
1982 800kg 800kg
1981 800kg 800kg
1980 800kg 1000kg
1979 800kg 1000kg
1978 800kg 1000kg
1977 1000kg 1000kg
1976 1000kg 1000kg

* Requires braking on both wheels on at least one axle of the towed load.

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