Towcar.info

Towcar.info Home Towing limits User reviews Stability About us Menu

Volkswagen & Caravan


The Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI 4M aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 1400 kg is a fairly good match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
6th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

80%

1400 kg 1742 kg
75 kg


Score 6.4


15%

Good

  • No salient features

Bad

  • Good payload is essential


Is this Outfit match useful for you? Please give a small contribution. Thank you!

Number of useful calculations

Verdict

The Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI 4M aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 1400 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

There is a small chance of snaking at higher speeds, strong side winds and thoughtless driving. Even if the combination normally feels stable, the forces by deflection side to side are great at high speed. For drivers with knowledge of, and experience in driving a caravan it is safe to drive, but proper and careful loading is still important! An electronic stability system in the car and / or on the caravan is worth considering.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general good. Under favourable conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 6th gear, by giving the engine plenty of throttle. In that case the engine runs approximately 2000 rpm. Maybe the engine is not running smoothly at low revs so it is better to shiftdown to the 5th gear, the engine runs in that case 2400 rpm. For example, in a headwind or a crossover, downshift to the 5th gear. The engine runs approximately 2400 rpm.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) driving is easily possible in the 4th gear with 50 mph and even full throttle with 54 mph. In the 3th gear the top speed is 69 mph (5307 rpm). Hill starts are possible even on steep slopes up to 16%, if the front wheels have sufficient traction. While driving the engine has enough power on slopes of 29% to drive.

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


Results

The main details in a list. Ideal for comparing different combinations with one another, for example your present with a new one.

Weight
Towing limit
2000 kg
Weight ratio
80%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(1400 kg / 1742 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
100 kg
Advise
75 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
6.4
Infuence pay load
36%
Flat roads
Top speed
86 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
78 mph
Speed in practice
83 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
18.2 sec. - (max. 16.6 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
12.3 sec. - (max. 11.7 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 5.3 sec. (max. 5.6 sec.)
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
often useful
Gears in practice
6th gear
5th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2006
2423
Percentage between accelerator
84% - 96%
70% - 79%
Power needed at 60 mph 1627 N
over: 440 N
over: 836 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
62 mph - (69 mph)
In the
3th gear
Revs
4781 - (5307)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
12.5 sec. - (max. 8.9 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
4th gear
By revs
2654
Percentage accelerator
95%
Hill starts
Maximum incline
13.4% - 17.5%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
5 mph - (7 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
29%
Maximum speed on 1:8
46 mph in the 2th gear

 

Download a fact sheet in PDF


Details combination

You may customize the data to your own situation.

Car
Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI 4M aut.
Year
March 2018 - 2019
Power
kW (150 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 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
3142 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

Change

User Payload:



Output in km/h or mph:

Other Car:


Other Caravan:


Reviews

There are no reviews for the Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI 4M aut..