How Much Can a Toyota RAV4 Tow?
When properly equipped, the maximum 2019 Toyota RAV4 towing capacity is 3,500 pounds. This means that upgraded models, like the RAV4 Adventure trim, won’t have any trouble pulling a small trailer or transporting your favorite outdoor sporting goods around the Temple area. The same cannot be said for a top competitor like the Honda CR-V. In its baseline configuration, the RAV4 towing power maxes out at 1,500 pounds or 1,750 pounds with a hybrid powertrain.
Toyota RAV4 Engine and Performance Features
The 2019 RAV4 is available with just one engine, but it offers an exceptional balance of power and fuel economy. All models feature a 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine with d-4s dual injection and dual variable valve timing with intelligence (vvt-i). With this powertrain under the hood, you’ll generate 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
Hybrid models also receive a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, but since they pair the engine with an electric motor, they’re able to deliver 219 total system horsepower. Of course, Hybrid models offer an advantage in fuel economy, with 41 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.
Performance Features in the Toyota RAV4
Front-wheel drive is standard in the Toyota RAV4, but unlike some competitors, all-wheel drive is available across the entire lineup. The RAV4 AWD is also notable because it includes Dynamic Torque Vectoring and a rear driveline disconnect feature.
No matter which RAV4 trim you choose, you’ll also have access to distinct Sport, ECO, and Normal drive modes. Its array of standard and available performance features also include:
- 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
- Direct Shift eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission
- Active Cornering Assist
- Trailing wishbone-style multi-link rear suspension
When you’re picking out a vehicle with adequate towing capabilities, stopping power is one of the most important considerations! The RAV4 includes power-assisted ventilated 12.0-inch front disc brakes and ventilated 11.1-inch rear disc brakes, so you’ll never lack control on Temple highways.
Experience the RAV4 Performance for Yourself at Toyota of Killeen!
Ready to find out if the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is right for you? Start exploring our lineups of new RAV4 and new RAV4 Hybrid models today, and then contact Toyota of Killeen to set up a test drive on the roads near Harker Heights.
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