2019 Toyota RAV4 Towing Capacity
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 towing capacity is 1,500 pounds, which allows you to tow a small trailer or boat around the South Bend area. The advanced Adventure trim allows for up to 3,500 pounds of towing power, much more than rivals like the Honda CR-V. This SUV also has a payload capacity of up to 1,240 pounds. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a towing capacity of 1,750 pounds with the XLE Hybrid, LE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid, and you can expect similar towing capacities in the upcoming 2019 Hybrid model.
Toyota RAV4 Engine and Performance Features
In order to tow the 1,500 pounds, the RAV4 needs an engine that delivers on strength and power. This Toyota SUV 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 standard front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available. 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 the roads around South Bend. 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 2018 RAV4 hybrid runs on a 2.5-Liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve with VVT-i with a 194 net system hp. It’s paired with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) and standard electronic on-demand AWD with intelligence. The upcoming 2019 RAV4 Hybrid boasts a combined 219 net system hp, with an EPA estimated 41 mpg / 37 mpg (city/highway).
Experience the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Performance at Jordan Toyota
To learn more about the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity and performance, or to compare the Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda HR-V, visit us in Mishawaka, not too far from Osceola, to take a test drive. Feel free to contact us online with any questions or to set up your test drive!
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