Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity

2020 Toyota RAV4

With plenty of interior space to fit the whole family as you head out on the roads of Trevose, Philadelphia, Bensalem, and beyond, the Toyota RAV4 also has other functionality to make it the ultimate vehicle for your next adventure.

Whether you need to hitch you trailer, camper, or boat to the back of your vehicle, the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity is strong enough to handle whatever you are taking along on your trip. At Faulkner Toyota Trevose, we wanted to let you know just how much weight the RAV4 can safely tow depending on the configuration and trim level you choose.

When you sit inside the Toyota RAV4 and grip the steering wheel, you will pleasantly notice the lively jolt of power each time you step on the gas pedal provided by the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates 176 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. This is also coupled with a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence.This configuration along with the standard front-wheel system with Automatic Limited-Slip Differential will allow you to tow up to 1,500 pounds with the RAV4.

Strengthen Your Towing Capacity with the Toyota RAV4 Adventure

The Adventure trim level of the Toyota RAV4 lives up to its name with its rugged design and enhanced features that makes this particular RAV4 ready to explore. A part of those additions includes the Tow Prep Package.

The Tow Prep Package, standard in the RAV4 Adventure, comes with an upgraded radiator, supplemental engine oil cooler, and transmission fluid cooler that allows the vehicle to haul heavier items with ease.

If your RAV4 Adventure has the FWD system equipped in it, you will be able to tow 2,900 pounds. If you opt for the Dynamic Torque-Control AWD with center differential lock drivetrain also available in the Adventure trim, the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity will increase to 3,500 pounds.

Stay in Control While Towing

With passive and active safety features, the Toyota RAV4 use the latest technology to help you stay safe in all types of situations you may face while driving.


Part of these safety features is Vehicle Stability Control, which helps keep the car from skidding on slippery roads or during sharper turns. In relation to this system is also the standard Trailer-Sway Control.

Trailer-Sway Control will monitor and detect if whatever you have hitched to the back of your Toyota RAV4 starts to sway at all. If it determines the swaying needs to be corrected, it will apply the necessary brake pressure and dial back the engine’s torque output. This system while help stabilize erratic moving of whatever you are towing due to high winds, uneven roads, or any other causes for the side-to-side movement.

Learn More About the Toyota RAV4

Now that you know the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity, you can come chat with one of our sales representatives at Faulkner Toyota Trevose and learn about all the other features you’ll enjoy as you drive around Trevose, Philadelphia, and Bensalem in your new Toyota RAV4!