The Toyota Venza was introduced into Toyota’s lineup as a midsize crossover SUV in 2009 and remains available today. The Venza has many features consumers expect from today’s SUVs, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2011 Toyota Venza?
The 2011 Toyota Venza has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
The 2011 Toyota Venza tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
How Much Can The 2011 Toyota Venza Tow?
The 2011 Toyota Venza has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
The 2011 Toyota Venza tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Toyota dealership for details to confirm how much your Venza can tow.
You can check out our guide to Toyota Venza towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2011 Venza Tow Capacity By Trim Level
Toyota didn’t make trim levels for the 2011 Venza, with the idea that the customer could make the vehicle what they wanted it to be by choosing different options.
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2011 Toyota Venza Engine Towing Specs
There are two engine options for the 2011 Venza: a 2.7L four-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque, or a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 268 horsepower and 246 pound-feet of torque.
2011 Toyota Venza 2.7L 4 Cylinder Engine Towing Capacity: 2,500 pounds
2011 Toyota Venza 3.5L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds
2011 Toyota Venza Drivetrain Towing Specs
The 2011 Toyota Venza comes with two wheel drive standard, with all-wheel drive optional.
2011 Toyota Venza 2WD Tow Capacity: 3,500 pounds
2011 Toyota Venza AWD Tow Capacity: 3,500 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2011 Toyota Venza engine. Your Toyota Venza may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2011 Toyota Venza Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2011 Toyota Venza is 1,225 pounds.
This means that the 2011 Venza can carry up to 1,225 pounds worth of passenger and cargo weight in the vehicle, which makes it great for road trips and hauling heavier items.
Note that the max payload capacity of your 2011 Venza will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.
You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.
2011 Toyota Venza Tow Package
Toyota does not offer a towing package on the Venza. If you plan on towing anything, you’ll need to have an aftermarket tow hitch and wiring harness installed on your Venza.
We definitely recommend installing a tow hitch if you plan on towing with your 2011 Venza.
2011 Toyota Venza Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2011 Toyota Venza has a maximum tow rating of 3500 lbs, which makes it capable of doing some light duty towing.
The 2011 Venza’s tow capability is lower than its main competitors which are the 2011 VW Tiguan and the 2011 Kia Sportage.
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2011 Toyota Venza and their towing capacities below:
2011 Kia Sportage: 2,000 pounds
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan: 2,200 pounds
2011 Toyota Models Towing Capacity Chart
|2011 Toyota SUV Model||Towing Capacity|
|2011 Toyota Sequoia||7,400 pounds|
|2011 Toyota Highlander||5,000 pounds|
|2011 Toyota 4Runner||5,000 pounds|
|2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser||4,700 pounds|
|2011 Toyota Venza||3,500 pounds|
|2011 Toyota Sienna||3,500 pounds|
|2011 Toyota RAV4||3,500 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2011 Toyota Venza Owner’s Manual on Toyota’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2011 Toyota Venza.