The Toyota bZ4X was introduced into Toyota’s lineup as a battery-powered electric compact crossover SUV in 2023. The bZ4X has many features consumers expect from today’s EVs, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2023 Toyota bZ4X?
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, but Toyota does not recommend towing with the 2023 bZ4X.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X 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 2023 Toyota bZ4X Tow?
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X 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 bZ4X can tow.
You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.
2023 bZ4X Tow Capacity By Trim Level
There is only one trim level for the 2023 bZ4X, but it did have different packages and options available. 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 2023 Toyota bZ4X:
|2023 Toyota bZ4X Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2023 Toyota bZ4X XLE||1,500 pounds|
|2023 Toyota bZ4X Limited||1,500 pounds|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
There are two engine options for the 2023 bZ4X. The 2023 FWD bZ4X has a single electric motor that makes 201 horsepower and 196 pound-feet of torque, while the 2023 AWD bZ4X has two electric motors that make a combined 214 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.
2023 Toyota bZ4X FWD Towing Capacity: 1,500 pounds
2023 Toyota bZ4X 4WD Towing Capacity: 1,500 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2023 Toyota bZ4X engine. Your Toyota bZ4X may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2023 Toyota bZ4X Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2023 Toyota bZ4X is 1,292 pounds.
This means that the 2023 bZ4X can carry up to 1,292 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 2023 bZ4X 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.
2023 Toyota bZ4X Tow Package
Toyota does not offer a towing package on the 2023 bZ4X, so you’ll need to have an aftermarket tow hitch installed.
We definitely recommend installing a tow hitch on your bZ4X if you plan on towing anything..
As a reminder, Toyota does not recommend using the 2023 bZ4X for towing, nor does it recommend adding any type of tow accessory to this vehicle.
2023 Toyota bZ4X Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2023 Toyota bZ4X has a maximum tow rating of 1500 lbs, which makes it capable of doing some light duty towing.
The 2023 bZ4X’s tow capability is similar to its main competitors which are the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6.
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2023 Toyota bZ4X and their towing capacities below:
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5: 2,000 pounds
2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E: 3,306 pounds
2023 Kia EV6: 2,300 pounds
2023 Volkswagen ID.4: 2,700 pounds
2023 Toyota Models Towing Capacity Chart
|2023 Toyota SUV Model||Towing Capacity|
|2023 Toyota Sequoia||9,520 pounds|
|2023 Toyota Highlander||5,000 pounds|
|2023 Toyota 4Runner||5,000 pounds|
|2023 Toyota RAV4||3,500 pounds|
|2023 Toyota Sienna||3,500 pounds|
|2023 Toyota bZ4X||1,500 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2023 Toyota bZ4X 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 2023 Toyota bZ4X.