How Much Can a 2021 Toyota RAV4 Tow?

October 20th, 2020 by

2021 Toyota RAV4 models on the road
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when it’s properly equipped. This means that you can tow your small boat or trailer on your next vacation or weekend getaway. Read more about the 2021 Toyota RAV4 towing capacity and engine performance with Oak Lawn Toyota below, then contact our team when you’re ready to arrange a time for a test drive in this off-road-ready SUV.

Engine

How much can a Toyota RAV4 tow? That will depend on the trim level you choose when you visit your local Oak Lawn Toyota dealership. The Toyota RAV4 runs on a 2.5L dynamic force four-cylinder engine that produces 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. However, due to its unique design and performance packages, the maximum 2021 Toyota RAV4 towing capacity for each trim level will vary. The advanced RAV4 Adventure trim allows for up to 3,500 pounds of towing power with a payload capacity of up to 1,090 pounds, while other models will only have a 1,500 pound towing capacity on their base packages.

Performance Features

For its 2021 model year, the Toyota RAV4 comes with front-wheel drive (FWD) standard on each trim level, but all-wheel drive (AWD) is available as an upgrade. Higher RAV4 trim levels offer the dynamic torque vectoring all-wheel drive (TV-AWD) system with rear driveline disconnect for additional traction on Evergreen Park roads. Each trim level also offers Sport, ECO, and Normal drive modes so you have more control during your Orland Park commute. Additional RAV4 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

Hybrid Engine Performance

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 also offers multiple hybrid trim levels for Countryside drivers to choose from. The Toyota RAV4 hybrid runs on a 2.5L Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine that’s paired with a Direct Shift eight-speed Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT). This gives the RAV4 hybrid a combined 219 net system hp, with an EPA estimated 41 mpg / 38 mpg (city/highway)* along with a towing capacity of 1,700 pounds and a payload capacity of up to 1,210 pounds.

Test Drive a 2021 RAV4 at Oak Lawn Toyota

Now that you know how much a Toyota RAV4 can tow, explore the 2021 RAV4 features and engine performance up close when you arrange a time for a test drive with Oak Lawn Toyota. Our team is happy to help you find the ideal RAV4 for your Evergreen Park needs. Stop in today, we look forward to getting you behind the wheel of a Toyota SUV!

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EPA-estimated 27 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 LE FWD and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 LE AWD; 28 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 XLE FWD and XLE Premium FWD; 27 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 XLE AWD and XLE Premium AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 Adventure and Limited AWD; 25 city/32 hwy/28 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 TRD Off-Road; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XLE Premium Hybrid, XSE Hybrid and Limited Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.