Towing capabilities of Toyota Models

Ahead of the planned ending of lockdown 3.0 and the gradual lifting of restrictions, it is expected that the number of holidays abroad is set to plummet, with people deciding to stay at home or treat themselves to a much-needed staycation.

In this article, we look at the towing capacities of the latest Toyota models, ensuring you are well informed before taking that long weekend away.

As one of the most frequently asked questions received through our busy social media platforms, we thought it best to clearly inform the towing capabilities of current Toyota models, and what better time than now as families plan staycation holidays and business owners think about the capabilities of new fleet purchases.

The following table lists all new Toyota models currently on sale and their maximum applicable towing figures. The blank spaces represent models that have either not been engineered to tow or are not homologated to tow in the United Kingdom. In these cases, luggage carrying capacity can always be increased with official Toyota touring accessories, such as roof bars and boxes.

 

Toyota towing capacities

MODEL TOWING CAPACITY (UNBRAKED) TOWING CAPACITY (BRAKED) MAXIMUM NOSE WEIGHT
Aygo - - -
Yaris 450kg 450kg 50kg
Corolla (all models) 450kg 750kg 75kg
Camry - - -
C-HR (all models) 725kg 725kg 75kg
RAV4 (FWD) 750kg 800kg 70kg
RAV4 (AWD) 750kg 1,650kg 70kg
RAV4 Plug-In 750kg 1,500kg 70kg
GT86 - - -
GR Supra - - -
Prius 725kg 725kg 60kg
Prius Plug-In - - -
Mirai - - -
Land Cruiser (all models) 750kg 3,000kg 120kg
Hilux (all models) 750kg 3,000kg 140kg
Proace (1.5D) 750kg 1,800kg 72kg
Proace (2.0D) 750kg 2,500kg 72kg
Proace City (1.5D 75) - - -
Proace City (1.5D 100) 750kg 1,250kg 74kg
Proace Verso (1.5D) 750kg 750kg 1,800kg 72kg
Proace Verso (2.0D) 750kg 2,300kg 72kg

 

What is the difference between braked and unbraked trailers?

Most larger trailers and caravans feature an integrated braking system that is activated through a mechanical link from the tow bar. This means that when the tow car brakes, the inertia of this force prompts the application of what is known as the ‘overrun brakes,’ which are installed to reduce the braking effort carried out by the tow car. Smaller, lighter trailers with no integrated braking system are called ‘unbraked’ and are entirely free-wheeling. These trailers, therefore, rely on the tow car to carry out all the brake effort.

 

Why is nose weight important?

Nose weight refers to the maximum vertical load that is exerted on the tow bar by the attached trailer or caravan (this also applies to tow bar-mounted cycle carriers). This figure is established by Toyota to maintain a safe level of traction and steering through the front wheels.

 

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