I tow an Escape
17B (dry weight
2100 lbs, loaded for a trip 3120 lbs) with a 2010 RAV4 (V6 & Tow Package). Average 15 MPG towing, 25MPG unhooked highway & 22MPG around town.
I generally tow off interstates at 55 - 57MPH in 4th gear (no overdrive per recommendations of Toyota) and have little problems keeping up with traffic. Handling is good - no problems with passing trucks, side winds, etc. I do use an Equalizer WDH. Worst case was pulling up I 70 to the Eisenhower tunnel in CO - down to 40MPH in 2nd gear. I've pulled the trailer around 28K miles through mountains on both coasts - currently in Leadville, CO at 10,200'.
Things I don't like - Not being able to open the back door more than a foot or so, small gas tank can make driving in parts of NV & WY interesting in a headwind, and no open storage for things like a generator
or fuel for one...