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Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan  


Hi there, I have a 2016 VW TIguan and I need to tow a trailer not sure what size yet. is the right hitch. What else do I need? Thanks!


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For your Volkswagen Tiguan I would recommend the etrailer hitch part # e98906 which is a confirmed fit. This is a 2-inch hitch which is preferred over the 1-1/4 inch hitch size for a couple reasons. This size will have higher towing capacities and have more accessories made for it. I attached an install video for the hitch for you to check out as well.

For trailer wiring you then would want the # 118675 which is a confirmed fit.

Since you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag.

If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with the right rise or drop to tow the trailer level, check out the link I have included that explains how to measure to choose a ball mount to tow the trailer level.

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Jameson C



The trailer hitch for a 2016 VW Tiguan is it a straight up 4 bolt application to the back of the car or is their a cross member?

Jason S.


The Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98906 as well as the similar options like # C13133 for your 2016 VW Tiguan is installed with just 4 bolts into the existing cross member of your vehicle that has the holes already drilled and has factory weldnuts. The catch is trimming the underside of your vehicle fascia in part of the existing grooved area. Once you trim that 6-1/2 inches of plastic, then the hitch just bolts in and you torque to specifications. I've attached a video to assist.

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