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The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 4M aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1580 kg is a good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
7th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

78%

1580 kg 2030 kg
85 kg


Score 7


36%

Good

  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • Usability highest gear
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 4M aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1580 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is relatively small at normal speed, if the caravan is well loaded.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 7th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 1700 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 6th gear, the engine runs in that case 2200 rpm (witch is maybe more noisily than usually accustomed). In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 6th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 75 mph but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 5th gear). In the 5th gear the top speed is 81 mph (3770 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 36%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power to drive on every normal road.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
2400 kg
Weight ratio
78%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1580 kg / 2030 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
85 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
7
Infuence pay load
25%
Flat roads
Top speed
99 mph (6th gear)
At headwind
93 mph
Speed in practice
86 mph (6th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
14.4 sec. - (max. 12.4 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
9.5 sec. - (max. 8.4 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
4th gear: 3.4 sec. (max. 3.9 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (7th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
7th gear
6th gear
Revs at 60 mph
1672
2218
Percentage between accelerator
56% - 64%
40% - 45%
Power needed at 60 mph 1698 N
over: 1356 N
over: 2678 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
75 mph - (81 mph)
In the
6th gear - (5th gear)
Revs
2795 - (3770)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
7.8 sec. - (max. 6.3 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
6th gear
5th gear
By revs
1848
2302
Percentage accelerator
75%
60%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
34.5% - 37.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
4 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
63%
Maximum speed on 1:8
59 mph in the 4th gear

 

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Car
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2.0 TDI 4M aut.
Year
September 2017 - up to now
Power
kW (239 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 7 gears without torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
3610 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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