2021 Toyota Venza Towing Capacity

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 2021 Toyota Venza?

The 2021 Toyota Venza has a maximum towing capacity of 1,000 pounds. Toyota does not recommend using the Venza for towing. 

The 2021 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 2021 Toyota Venza Tow?

The 2021 Toyota Venza has a towing capacity of 1,000 pounds.

The 2021 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.

2021 Toyota Venza Towing Chart
2021 Toyota Venza Towing Chart

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.

2021 Venza Tow Capacity By Trim Level

There are three trim levels for the 2021 Venza. Some engines and features are not available on certain configurations, so they can each have different max towing limits.

Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each package on the 2021 Toyota Venza:

2021 Toyota Venza Trim LevelTowing Capacity
2021 Toyota Venza LE1,000 pounds
2021 Toyota Venza  XLE1,000 pounds
2021 Toyota Venza Limited1,000 pounds
2021 Toyota Venza Towing Capacity by Trim Level Chart

Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain

2021 Toyota Venza Engine Towing Specs

There is one engine option for the 2021 Venza, which hybrid powertrain. This combines a 2.5L 4 cylinder engine and three electric motors that combined make 219 horsepower.

2021 Toyota Venza Hybrid 2.5L Engine Towing Capacity: 1,000 pounds

2021 Toyota Venza Drivetrain Towing Specs

The 2021 Toyota Venza comes standard with electronic on-demand all-wheel drive.

2021 Toyota Venza Part-Time AWD Towing Capacity: 1,000 pounds

Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2021 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.

2021 Toyota Venza Payload Capacity

The maximum payload capacity of the 2021 Toyota Venza is 1,073 pounds.

This means that the 2021 Venza can carry up to 1,073 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 2021 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.

2021 Toyota Venza Tow Package

Toyota does not offer a towing package on the Venza.

Instead, they offer what they call an Activity Mount, which is simply a 1-¼” receiver tube that is best used for a lightweight bike rack or cargo carrier.

If you plan on actually 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 anything with this vehicle.

As a reminder, Toyota does not recommend using the 2021 Venza for towing. Doing so could void your manufacturer’s warranty.

toyota venza towing a camper
The 2021 Toyota Venza can pull up to 1,000 pounds, making it capable of pulling light loads.

2021 Toyota Venza Towing Capacity Vs Competitors

The 2021 Toyota Venza has a maximum tow rating of 1000 lbs, which makes it capable of doing some light duty towing.

The 2021 Venza’s tow capability is lower than its main competitors which are the 2021 Honda Passport and the 2021 Kia Sportage.

Here are some similar vehicles to the 2021 Toyota Venza and their towing capacities below:

2021 Kia Sportage: 2,000 pounds

2021 Honda Passport: 5,000 pounds 

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan: 1,500 pounds

2021 Toyota Models Towing Capacity Chart

2021 Toyota SUV ModelTowing Capacity
2021 Toyota Sequoia7,400 pounds
2021 Toyota Highlander 5,000 pounds
2021 Toyota 4Runner5,000 pounds
2021 Toyota RAV43,500 pounds
2021 Toyota Sienna3,500 pounds
2021 Toyota Corolla Cross1,500 pounds
2021 Toyota Venza1,000 pounds
2021 Toyota Models Towing Capacity Chart

Data Accuracy

We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2021 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 2021 Toyota Venza.

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