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Honda CR-V Towing Capacity

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Whether you have a brand-new Honda CR-V or one of our used Honda CR-V SUVs, your vehicle is ready for adventure. Did you know that the Honda CR-V towing capacity is 1,500 pounds? The Honda CR-V may not be as big and burly as pick-up trucks like the Honda Ridgeline, but it can still pull its weight (pun intended). But with great power comes great responsibility. In this article, you'll learn more about the Honda CR-V towing capacity, what tools you need, what you can tow, and more. The Honda CR-V is ready for any adventure in Gurnee, IL, and beyond. Are you?!

How Much Can a Honda CR-V Tow?

The Honda CR-V for sale may be categorized as compact, but it's not small. This SUV is loaded with interior space and has an impressive towing capacity should you need to tow anything extra.

Every trim has the same numbers. Whether you get an LX, EX, EX-L, or Touring variant, your Honda CR-V towing capacity will be 1,500 pounds. We will talk more about what that weight translates to in a later section. But, this number is very impressive for a car of its size.

Speaking of size, don't forget about the surprisingly huge cargo room inside the Honda CR-V. According to Honda, the Honda CR-V offers one of the largest interior cargo holds in the compact class. In the trunk alone, you'll get up to 39.2 cubic feet of space that holds several large suitcases. If you fold down part or all of the 60/40-split rear-folding seats, you can get even more room. With the back seat completely flat, you get an outstanding 75.8 cubic feet of space for anything you need. Plus, the low liftover height on the Honda CR-V makes loading your vehicle easier than ever. That's just one of the ways the 2022 Honda CR-V stands out amongst the competition.

So whether you fill up your payload (a term you will learn about next) or decide you need to tow off the back of your Honda CR-V, this vehicle can truly do it all.

What Is the Difference Between Payload vs. Towing Capacity?

Great question. A car's payload is the maximum amount of weight you can add to the cargo area - in order to drive safely - in addition to the curb weight of the vehicle (how much the vehicle weighs with nothing in it). The towing capacity is the maximum amount you can tow after factoring in the curb weight and cargo. The payload is clearly stated in your owner's manual, but we can also help you figure out that number as well.

On the Honda CR-V, the payload is 1,106 pounds. The curb weight ranges from 3,337 pounds to 3,455 pounds. So the Honda CR-V towing capacity of 1,500 pounds is how much you can tow in addition to those two weight numbers. If you need any help figuring out these numbers, feel free to call our dealership, and one of our experts can help you.

What Do I Need & What Can I Tow?

Every Honda CR-V lease comes with a regular trailer hitch attached. If you are looking to tow bigger items, we highly recommend getting the available trailer hitch with Power Tailgate Hands-Free Access Adapter. This helpful tool comes in the Honda CR-V Towing Package. This package includes a receiver-style Honda CR-V tow hitch, a drawbar, a clip, and a hitch harness. The Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control will help you maintain traction on slippery roads no matter how much you tow. Plus, standard Brake Assist will help you avoid collisions by automatically providing full brake pressure when needed, and standard Hill Start Assist will help you avoid rolling back on a hill.

Want more to get the most out of your Honda CR-V towing capacity? Get a CR-V with Real-Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™. This AWD allows the vehicle to properly distribute torque, giving you a stronger performance. You can also opt for Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, which helps you maintain traction on slippery roads. Honda makes it easy for you to stay safe, whether you are towing or not. Make sure you take advantage of these fantastic features.

Want to know what 1,500 pounds gets you? What is the Honda CR-V trailer towing capacity? You can tow the following off the back of your Honda CR-V:

  • A Snowmobile
  • A Jet Ski
  • A Flatbed Trailer
  • A Small Aluminum Boat
  • An ATV
  • A Teardrop Camper
  • A Motorcycle
  • A Small Rowboat
  • A Single-Axle Trailer

Plus, a whole lot more. If you want to get creative, you can even tow 4.5 adult panda bears, four reindeers, 80 dachshunds, or 14 octopi. The folks here at Muller Honda recommend you stick with the sporting and camping gear, though.

Get Your Honda CR-V With Us

The Honda CR-V towing capacity is just one of many amazing things about this vehicle. It is one of the most reliable, affordable, safe, feature-heavy, and amazing SUVs on the market. Don't miss out on all of the capabilities the Honda CR-V has to offer. Come get a new, used, or leasing deal on one today!

Honda Models Towing Capacity (pounds) Payload Capacity (pounds)
2022 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2021 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2020 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,106
2019 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,388
2018 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,106
2017 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,106
2016 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,027
2015 Honda CR-V 1,500 1,012
2014 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2013 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2012 Honda CR-V 1,500 850
2011 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2010 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2009 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2008 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2007 Honda CR-V 1,500 385
2006 Honda CR-V 1,500 956
2005 Honda CR-V 1,500 956
2004 Honda CR-V 1,500 973
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