How Much Can a Toyota RAV4 Tow?

November 12th, 2019 by

Two 2019 RAV4s Driving in Parallel Down City Highway

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has a head-turning, impressive towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when equipped properly, which means you can tow a small trailer or boat around the Palmdale with confidence and ease. If you opt for the advanced Adventure trim, you can tow up to 3,500 pounds with a payload capacity of up to 1,090 pounds. The new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE has a towing capacity of 1,750 pounds and a payload capacity of up to 1,210 pounds.

Toyota RAV4 Engine and Performance Features

Want incredible towing power like 3,500 pounds? The RAV4 requires an engine that can deliver on strength and power. This popular SUV runs on a 2.5L dynamic force four-cylinder engine with DOHC 16-valve with d-4s dual injection and dual variable valve timing with intelligence (VVt-i) that can deliver 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

Toyota RAV4 Performance Features

The RAV4 offers the standard front-wheel drive, but drivers can opt for all-wheel drive. Choose a higher Toyota RAV4 configuration, and you will get dynamic torque vectoring all-wheel drive (TV-AWD) with rear driveline disconnect. Each configuration offers Sport, ECO, and Normal drive modes, so you can have the model that’s best for roads around Lancaster and San Fernando Valley. Performance features include:

  • 8.4 to 8.5 inches of ground clearance 
  • Active Cornering Assist
  • Direct Shift eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission 
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Mud and Sand, Rock and Dirt, and Snow modes on higher trims
  • Power-assisted ventilated 12.0-inch front disc brakes
  • Trailing wishbone-style multi-link rear suspension
  • Ventilated 11.1-inch rear disc brakes with Star Safety System™

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Engine and Performance

For better fuel efficiency, there’s the 2020 RAV4 Hybrid, which features a 2.5L Dynamic Force four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve with VVT-i engine that’s paired with a Direct Shift eight-speed Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT). The newest hybrid boasts a combined 219 net system hp, with an EPA-estimated 41 mpg / 38 mpg (city/highway)*.

Test Drive a 2020 Toyota RAV4 at Frontier Toyota

After learning, “how much can a Toyota RAV4 tow?”, it’s time to experience this exciting vehicle in person at Frontier Toyota. Give us a call if you have additional questions or want to set up a test drive. We also offer a rotating selection of vehicle offers to help you save on your new or used RAV4 purchase.

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