View Single Post
Old 06-26-2019, 07:28 PM   #182 (permalink)
Vman455
Tyrant-at-large
 
Vman455's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Champaign, IL
Posts: 1,695

Little Red - retired - '05 Honda Civic EX
90 day: 49.03 mpg (US)

Pope Pious the Prius - '13 Toyota Prius Two
Team Toyota
SUV
90 day: 59.04 mpg (US)
Thanks: 178
Thanked 1,484 Times in 786 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tahoe_Hybrid View Post
just because you can put a 2" hitch on your prius does not make it legal to tow 12,000 pounds

2016 Prius has a maximum towing capacity of 1,598 pounds that is a empty car and just a driver



CVTs are the weakest link in towing... you can ask people who blew up there transmission backing up a load in a tahoe hybrid... (reverse gear is powered by the CVT)..
Who said anything about towing 12,000 pounds? You keep moving the goalposts, and most cars (and trucks, and SUVs) can't tow 12,000 pounds.

That 1,600 pounds is the maximum recommended by Toyota; there's no law in any state that says an owner can't put more than that behind a Prius and have at it.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Vman455 For This Useful Post:
PaleMelanesian (06-28-2019), Xist (06-26-2019)