How to choose a new Toyota in N Charlotte that can tow!
With some vehicle styles, it's pretty apparent that they won't be able to handle a lot of cargo. For example, the N Charlotte Toyota Prius isn't designed to tow a heavy trailer! However, some vehicles that aren't trucks can easily handle towing a fair amount of weight. There are a few things to consider if you're interested in getting a transportation option that's not a truck:
- How much weight do you plan to tow? -- It's important to consider not just the weight of the cargo, but the weight of the trailer as well. Every new Toyota in N Charlotte that can tow has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), which basically tells you the maximum amount of weight it can handle. This includes the trailer, cargo, items in the trunk, passengers - everything. If you think that you'll be close to this weight limit when you're just towing the trailer and whatever is that's on it, then it's best to go with a different vehicle that has a higher GVWR.
- What do you plan on towing? -- Believe it or not, this has a significant influence on the vehicle style you should look at. If you anticipate towing a lot of heavy cargo on a daily basis, then you'll want to look for new Toyota in N Charlotte that's more durable, such as the 2013 Toyota Tundra. However, if you only want to tow a small boat or occasionally used a flatbed trailer to transport smaller items, you'll probably be fine with a four-door sedan or SUV, such as the new Toyota 4Runner. Always remember to consider the GVWR, though, when you start test-driving and are getting ready to make a purchase.
- Does it matter if the vehicle has front-, rear-, all-, or four-wheel drive? -- Experts recommend rear-wheel drive for individuals who anticipate doing serious towing. This is because it offers better traction and stability than what front-wheel drive achieves. All-wheel drive can also help in towing performance. However, vehicles that have this option can sometimes have a reduced towing capacity.
Does the torque in my new Toyota matter?
Torque is very important when it comes to towing. This is because you're looking for power - not speed. If you examine the 2013 Scion FR-S in N Charlotte, you'll see that this vehicle has a lot of horsepower, but not as much torque, because it's built to go places quickly. However, the new Toyota Tundra in N Charlotte has a lot of torque because it needs power to transport heavy items. Ideally, you want a vehicle that has low-rpm. This will help deliver the kind of towing performance you're interested in!
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