Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity


Having an adventurous midsize SUV like the Toyota RAV4 makes heading off for a weekend getaway a lot easier. It offers a strong and efficient performance, ample cargo space, and fun features. When you need to bring along some additional materials like a boat or Jet Ski, knowing the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity can help you determine if you’re making the right choice with your next car.

At Bohn Toyota, we’re here to give drivers in Harvey, New Orleans, and Metairie a stronger perspective of the RAV4 and its performance, handling, and towing abilities.
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How Much Can the Toyota RAV4 Tow?

The Toyota RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds depending on the engine you choose. The base level 2.5L 4-cylinder engine provides the Toyota RAV4 with the ability to tow 1,500 pounds. The Hybrid 2.5L 4-cylinder engine actually pushes the towing limits further to 1,750 pounds, adding 250 pounds more towing ability than the standard gas engine.

Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity Upgraded with Adventure Trim

The Toyota RAV4 can tow an impressive haul, but if you want to get even more out of this SUV, turn to the Adventure grade. This trim level improves your towing capacity and fitted with the Tow prep package and dynamic torque control AWD, your Toyota RAV4 Adventure can two an impressive 3,500 pounds.

Before towing, it’s important to make sure that not only is your trailer compatible, but that it’s also properly hooked up. Another factor to consider is the weight of your trailer, which will have an effect on the ability to tow the materials you need to bring along.

RAV4 Engine Specs & Options

The Toyota RAV4 offers two distinct engine options for drivers to choose from. The standard RAV4 includes a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that’s paired with a 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with intelligence. The engine lets the RAV4 deliver 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.

This midsize SUV also offers a 2.5L 4-cylinder Hybrid engine, which comes paired with an Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission. This engine option delivers 194 net horsepower and achieves and EPA-estimated 34/30/32 MPG city/highway/combined . 1

Toyota RAV4 Cargo Space

toyota rav4 cargo space

Before hooking up a trailer to the hitch, you may want to see if you can fit your materials and cargo in the back of the RAV4. This vehicle offers 38.4 cubic feet of space, which is suitable for some lighter materials and luggage. However, if you need a little more room, you can always fold the rear seats down to expand the overall cargo area to 73.4 cubic feet, however, this does sacrifice additional passenger space.

You can also use the exterior of the RAV4 to your adventure when it comes to hitting the road for an adventure. Accessories are available like roof racks, cargo bags, and tie-downs which will help you bring along more materials on the roof of the RAV4!

Learn More About the Toyota RAV4

At Bohn Toyota, we hope that this guide on the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity and abilities helped you get a sense of this midsize SUV’s impressive abilities. You can always learn more about this vehicle and what it offers by dropping by our dealership for some better perspective. You can even get a feel for it by taking it out for a spin.

Schedule a test drive with the Toyota RAV4 at Bohn Toyota. We’re here to help drivers in Harvey, New Orleans, and Metairie find a vehicle that’s perfect for their adventures on the road.

1 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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