Towing capacity is an essential element to many drivers on the hunt for a new or used vehicle. However, just because you've made towing capacity a key qualifier in your purchase decision doesn't mean you're set on a full-size pickup truck. You may be looking for a vehicle to balance work, travel, and day to day suburban life alike. Thankfully, Toyota is an industry leader when it comes to towing, with many models capable of handling loads that others in their class cannot. Let's take a look at North America's top picks.
The Sequoia redefines what an SUV is capable of when it comes to towing. In 2015 the Sequoia arrived with an available 381 hp 5.7L V8 that delivered up to 7400 lbs (3,357 kg) towing capacity! Updated was the revolutionary TOW/HAUL Mode that selects transmission shift points to optimize the inherent power of the Sequoia. The SUV also comes with Trailer-Sway Control that applies brake pressure at individual wheels and manages torque to help drivers maintain trailer control during strong winds and especially curvy roads. In addition to towing capacity and trailer control, the SUV comes with an available power lift gate that allows easy to access to one of the most cavernous cargo holds of any SUV in its class. View more on the 2016 or 2015 Toyota Sequoia.
Compact crossover SUVs may not be known for their towing capacity but when you're looking for a vehicle of this class you won't find a better option than the RAV4. This sporty SUV can still provide you and yours with a memorable getaway with recreational gear and trailer in tow. With a 1500 lb. (680 kg) towing capacity and added rear seat backs that fold flat for over 73 cubic feet your exterior and interior cargo space offers more than enough hauling room for weekend warriors.
View more on the 2016 or 2015 Toyota RAV4.
If you're looking for a hybrid vehicle that tows and can haul your gear then the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is it. This all-wheel-drive (AWD) with a tow hitch receiver and towing wire harness can haul up to 3500 lbs (1588 kg), a truly impressive capacity for any hybrid on the market. If you don't intend to go off-road but still plan on tugging a trailer and recreational gear while minimizing your carbon footprint the Highlander Hybrid is your only option.
Whether pick-up, SUV, compact SUV, or hybrid we have a vehicle that can carry your gear through all seasons for all reasons. Witness first hand the driving and towing power of the above four models by scheduling a test drive with Westminster Toyota, serving Greater Vancouver BC.