Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity

As a compact SUV, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 has car-like handling for the bustling streets near Pensacola, FL, Fort Walton Beach, FL, and Daphne, AL. However, while it has the brains of a car, it has the soul of a truck. This is evident by its impressive hauling capability.

So, what exactly is the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity, and what does it mean for your journeys around town? We’ll address those inquiries in this guide from Bob Tyler Toyota.

Learn about this model’s towing abilities, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

How Much Can the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Tow?

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. However, the numbers vary by trim level:

  • LE, XLE, XLE Premium, and Limited: 1,500 pounds
  • LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XLE Premium Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid: 1,750 pounds
  • Adventure and TRD Off-Road: 3,500 pounds

No matter which trim you choose, you’ll have the power needed to tow heavy items. If you want to fish in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, you can bring your boat and gear along for the ride.

On the other hand, you may be interested in camping with the family at the Lake Stone Campground. Hitch your small pop-up trailer to the back of the RAV4 and get ready for a fun weekend away!

Tools for Easy Towing

There are various components that contribute to the 2021 RAV4 towing capacity. It all starts with the standard 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine. With 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, the motor is ideal for towing or standard trips around town.

Of course, you can’t haul anything without the proper tools. Luckily, the RAV4 offers tow prep equipment, which includes:

  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Wiring harness
  • Automatic transmission fluid cooler

While on the road, there may be a point when you need to switch lanes. This SUV is available with the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. It’ll keep a look out on your blind spots—with or without a trailer behind your car—and will let you know when the coast is clear.

More Storage Options for the RAV4

Understandably, you may not have a need to be towing all the time. Luckily, the Toyota RAV4 offers plenty of ways to store all your belongings.

The SUV comes standard with low-profile black roof rails and offers roof rack cross bars. Secure your bicycle or kayak to the top of the vehicle and head to the Big Lagoon State Park for a fun outing with loved ones.

If you’re simply running errands, you’ll have more than enough space in the back for your purchases thanks to the following dimensions:

  • Cargo room behind second row: 37.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo room behind first row: 69.8 cubic feet

Need to load larger items while someone is sitting in the back? You can do so easily thanks to the standard 60/40 split reclining fold-flat rear seat. Plus, with the available hands-free power liftgate, you can access the cargo area in seconds—without needing to put any bags down!

Test Out the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity

Thanks to the towing capacity of the 2021 Toyota RAV4, you’re ready for all kinds of adventures around Pensacola, Florida, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Daphne, Alabama.

If you have any questions or wish to test this capability out for yourself, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Bob Tyler Toyota today!