If you need a vehicle that can handle a heavy tow load, you might be inclined to get a truck. While trucks definitely offer a lot of power and are exceptionally durable, getting a vehicle that has a different kind of body style might be better suited to your transportation needs. At Toyota of Orlando, we want to make sure that you drive away in a new Toyota that meets the preferences you have and is also able to handle the tasks you’re going to encounter. Depending on what your towing needs are, a four-door sedan or SUV might be better-suited to the kind of towing you have in mind. No matter which new Toyota or used car in Orlando you drive home in, you can count on our Product Specialists helping you find the right vehicle that will meet all of your towing needs!
How do I choose a new Toyota that can tow?
There are many different factors that must be taken into consideration when thinking about getting a vehicle that needs to handle a heavy tow load. Two important questions drivers should ask themselves are:
How much weight do I plan on towing?
How often do I plan to tow?
All of these factors are important elements to consider when thinking about getting a new Toyota in Orlando. How much weight you plan on towing is important because that influences how much torque, or power, you should be looking for your potential new ride to have. Travelling fast is all well and good, but the horsepower that’s in a vehicle like the 2013 Scion FR-S won’t assist you in towing a large load. This is because horsepower is all about speed, whereas torque is all about power. Think of it this way – the wheel on your ride could spin all day long, but if they aren’t able to move the items you need to transport then all the speed in the world won’t assist you. In terms of towing, power and torque are much more important than horsepower and speed. This is why many drivers opt for powerful options like the 2013 Toyota Tundra!
Why is the weight limit of my new Toyota in Orlando important?
The weight limit of your vehicle is also important because every vehicle has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). This total weight rating not only includes the weight of the cargo, but it also counts the weight of the trailer, passengers – everything. The last thing you want is to get a car or truck that’s not built to handle the items you need to move.
If you don’t plan to tow items very often, or don’t have a lots of heavy cargo that you need to transport, chances are you could get a large SUV or even a four-door sedan! For instance:
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser in Orlando can tow up to 8,200 pounds.
The 2013 Toyota 4Runner can handle a towing capacity of 4,700 pounds.
Certain trim-levels of the 2013 Toyota Venza can handle a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds!
Clearly Orlando Toyota drivers aren’t limited when it comes to transportation options that can tow. If you’re interested in getting a durable vehicle, remember that you have multiple vehicle styles to consider! Call our Internet Sales Team at (888) 725-3520 to get more information and to find out which new Toyota is the right one for you!