2021 Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity

January 15th, 2021 by

2021 Toyota RAV4 models on the road
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is a popular compact SUV in the Toyota lineup, often outselling and outperforming many of its rivals in the same class. With multiple configurations and engine options to choose from, the RAV4 allows drivers to find the perfect SUV for their daily needs.

Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy taking their boats, trailers, or campers on their adventures will be happy to know that the 2021 Toyota RAV4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. To reach the 3,500 pounds towing capacity, Aptos drivers will need to opt for the advanced RAV4 Adventure trim. This configuration has additional performance features that make it perfect for towing heavy loads and going off-road.

Learn more about the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity and engine power with Santa Cruz Toyota below, then contact our team to go for a test drive!

2021 RAV4 Towing Capacity

With 11 trim levels to choose from — including five hybrid models — the Toyota RAV4 has multiple engine options for Monterey drivers. In order to reach the 3,500 pound Toyota RAV4 towing capacity, customers will need to opt for the 2.5L engine. This engine produces 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque for maximum towing power. See the specs for this engine below:2.5L Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 203 horsepower
  • 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed electronically controlled transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
  • 25 city/33 highway EPA-Estimated MPG
  • 1,050 payload capacity
  • 3,500 pound towing capacity

Compare the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V with Santa Cruz Toyota to see how the RAV4 stacks up against the competition.

2021 Toyota RAV4 on City Highway

2021 RAV4 Towing Features

To assist you in your towing jobs through Santa Cruz the 2021 Toyota RAV4 comes with a variety of towing features. Each Toyota RAV4 comes with optional AWD (standard on the Adventure configuration) and three drive modes: Sport, ECO, and Normal to enhance on-road capability. See the other features that will help you tow boats, trailers, and more below:

  • 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

Shop the Toyota RAV4 at Santa Cruz Toyota

Experience everything the Toyota RAV4 has to offer when you visit our showroom in Capitola! Our friendly team will show you each of the Toyota RAV4 trim levels – including the RAV4 Adventure configuration — and its interior features to help you find the right RAV4 for your daily needs. Apply for financing today and soon you’ll be driving home in a new Toyota RAV4!

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