Newer Prius now offers tow package -- has anyone tried it?

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Newer Prius now offers tow package -- has anyone tried it?

Postby catinmoon » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:34 am

I just saw that 2016 Prius was rated for 1500lbs towing! Has anyone gone there?

Dumb question, is a Prius front wheel drive?

oh wait, maybe it is just for Europe, like everything good in automotive innovation.

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Postby QueticoBill » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:41 pm

It is confusing. I quickly downloaded manual and it says "Toyota does not recommend towing with a Prius". I thought the V might make a nice combo with a ultra light tear.
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Postby QueticoBill » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:47 pm

Yes, I know the feeling. Some how use of term "caravan" raised my eyebrows. I never know if there is a difference in the car or liability laws.
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Postby cwegga » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:03 pm

QueticoBill wrote:Yes, I know the feeling. Some how use of term "caravan" raised my eyebrows. I never know if there is a difference in the car or liability laws.


Often it's a difference in trailer design/tongue weight standards and speed limits.
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