Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity


If you’re traveling around Amherst, Manchester, or Derry for work or leisure, you may need an SUV that’ll tow your heaviest equipment-and that’s where the RAV4 comes in. Not only is the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity impressive, but its performance and features will make your trips easier and more convenient.

Read through our RAV4 towing guide below, and don’t hesitate to contact us at Ira Toyota of Manchester if you have any questions.

Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity Breakdown

The Toyota RAV4 towing capacity depends on various configurations. For example, the standard LE trim in front-wheel drive (FWD) can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The Toyota RAV4 hybrid towing capacity is boosted up to 1,750 pounds.

If you get the Adventure trim in FWD, you’ll have a towing capacity of 2,900 pounds. However, once you get the all-wheel drive (AWD) version, the SUV can then tow up to 3,500 pounds.

The 3,500-pound towing capacity is due to the Tow Prep Package that’s found in the Adventure trim. It comes with an:

  • Upgraded radiator
  • Supplemental engine oil cooler
  • Transmission fluid cooler

With these features in place, you can easily hitch a camper or other large item and take it on even the longest commute.

Utility & Convenience


Not only is the Toyota RAV4 towing capability impressive, but it can carry plenty of items inside the SUV, as well.

There’s 38.4 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear seats. If you fold down one side of the 60/40 split rear seats, you can fit more items while still leaving space for a backseat passenger. Once you fold the entire second row down flat, you’ll have 73.4 cubic feet to work with.

There’s an available cargo net hammock to stow cargo safely. It has a flexible design to create different configurations, so you bring along more of what you want. Plus, loading items into the back is easy, with the available hands-free, foot-activated power liftgate. If your hands are full, just swipe your foot under the rear bumper to automatically open the liftgate.

Furthermore, if you need anything charged, like a power cooler, you can do so easily in the back of the RAV4 since it has an available 120V/100W power outlet in the rear cargo area. This way, you can power up your gear and start your next adventure even quicker.

Toyota RAV4 Performance Specs

While the RAV4 can hold all your gear for a camping trip, it can also get you there with no issues. That boils down to different factors, including its standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel economy is good, too, as the SUV achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG.* In the hybrid model, the rating bumps up to 34 city/30 highway MPG.*

If you’re in the mood for extra power or efficiency, you can pick an option through the driver-selectable modes. ECO Mode will help maximize fuel economy. Sport Mode will offer thrilling acceleration for a more spirited drive. In the hybrid model, EV Mode will let you drive on battery power alone under certain conditions.

Furthermore, the Toyota RAV4 is available with an All-Wheel Drive system with Dynamic Torque Control. This system constantly monitors road conditions and distributes engine power between the front and rear wheels when needed. This way, you’ll get maximum traction on any road surface.

Test Out the Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity for Yourself

With a high Toyota RAV4 towing capacity and plenty of features, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is ready for your next adventure in the Amherst, Manchester, or Derry areas.

To learn more, schedule a test drive at Ira Toyota of Manchester today!

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