How Much Can a Toyota RAV4 Tow?

October 26th, 2021 by
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime on Highway


The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a towing capacity that is surprising for SUVs, coming in at 3,500 pounds when you properly equip it. This allows you to take a small trailer or boat with the family when they head out for Lakeville or Apple Valley for the weekend. When you take advantage of the Adventure trim level, it not only gives you 3,500 pounds of towing, but the Toyota RAV4 also has a payload capacity of 1,090 pounds. Curious about the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid LE towing capacity? Find out about the RAV4 and more with Burnsville Toyota, and then let our finance team help you find the right one for you. 

Toyota RAV4 Engine and Performance Features

In order to reach its maximum towing capacity, the RAV4 requires an engine that delivers on power and performance. That’s why the Toyota RAV4 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 delivers 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. 

Toyota RAV4 Performance Features

The RAV4 has a standard front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available for Savage drivers that need extra performance. Higher trim levels have dynamic torque vectoring all-wheel drive (TV-AWD) with rear driveline disconnect. All trim levels offer Sport, ECO, and Normal drive modes, so you can choose which is best for your needs. Additional performance features include:

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

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Engine and Performance

The 2021 RAV4 hybrid runs on 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 new RAV4 Hybrid boasts a combined 219 net system hp, with an EPA estimated 41 mpg / 38 mpg (city/highway)*. 

Experience the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity For Yourself Today

Now that you know more about what the Toyota RAV4 can do, it’s time for you to get behind the wheel for yourself by contacting us to schedule a test drive. We’ll make it easy for you to find the Toyota that works best for your needs, and still have plenty to spare with our selection of new vehicle specials.


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