My RAV4 is 2008 Sport V6 with tow prep package. I use a Pro-Series weight
distribution hitch. Tow max is 3,500 lb with 350 max tongue weight
. All of that was discontinued in 2013, so if I was in the market, I'd be looking at the Highlander or 4Runner, or if my wife would let me, Tacoma.
My gas mileage plummets when towing, especially up the Coquihalla. Usual, not towing is about 10/11 litres/100 kilometers. Towing I'm up at 15 to 16 litres/100 k.
Vehicle has 269 hp so I can easily get up to traffic speed on short on-ramps and I'm doing 85-90 kph approaching Coqu summit towing a fully loaded trailer.
All in all, I'm very happy with the combination. If I were to move to a 19' trailer, I would have to buy more tow ( probably the Highlander ).
Couple 17s recently listed on the Escape
Forum. One is in North Van, I believe.
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