What are the towing capacities of the latest Toyota models?

What are the towing capacities of the latest Toyota models? This is one of the most frequently asked questions received through our busy social media platforms, and it is coming up more regularly 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.

Toyota towing capacities

MODEL TOWING CAPACITY (UNBRAKED) TOWING CAPACITY (BRAKED) MAXIMUM NOSE WEIGHT 
Aygo    
Yaris 450kg 450kg 

50kg 

Yaris Cross550kg750kg75kg
Corolla (all models) 450kg 750kg 75kg 
Camry    
Toyota 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 
Highlander700kg2000kg
GR Supra    
Prius 725kg 725kg 60kg 
Prius Plug-in    
Mirai    
Land Cruiser (all models) 750kg 3,000kg 120kg 
Hilux (all models) 750kg 3,500kg 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 1,800kg 72kg 
Proace Verso (2.0D) 750kg 2,300kg 92kg 

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 brake 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 in order to maintain a safe level of traction and steering through the front wheels.

Learn more: Click here to read about towing with a Toyota hybrid

40 comments

  1. Could you please tell me do I need to go through a official dealer to fit a tow bar to my Rav4 Phev. I’m in the UK

  2. mk7 2.4 hilux towed my empty 16 ft caravan with my truck for the first time and going up a slight incline on the m1 my foot was flat to the floor in the right gear and struggling to get 50mph and a rav 4 came sailing past me towing a longer caravan and away he went now i have had many hilux since the 80s so which one is the work horse the hilux or the rav 4 ?
    this 2.4 engine is a absolute waste it is tow small for the truck and the torque numbers may work on paper but in the real world the engine cant maintain the torque numbers and trying to get it to pull up away on a hill is just a waste of time and all this brings me a max of 25mpg worst hilux i have ever had out of the 10 new ones i have had wish i had kept mo 61 reg 30l .but its made one thing clear its the last one i will buy

    1. I use a Hilux d4d for work towing loaded trailers does yours not have the power button behind the gearstick mines a 21 plate but I’ve had Toyota Hilux since 2015 .pushing power button gives you extra for towing heavy loads

    1. Hi Gillian,
      Please provide the vehicle registration so we can look into this for you.
      Thanks.

  3. Hii. I have 2020 model Corolla 1.8 liter Plug in hybrid. How many kilograms does my car pull a trailer with brakes?

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