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Old 06-26-2019, 07:28 PM   #182 (permalink)
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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.

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