How Much Can a 2021 Lexus RX Tow?

October 30th, 2020 by

Lexus RX Parked Outside Home

The 2021 Lexus RX towing capacity is 3,500 pounds, and this number is constant across the entire lineup*. However, towing is not recommended unless you’ve equipped the Towing Prep Package ($270), which adds engine- and transmission-oil coolers, along with a heavy-duty radiator and cooling fan.

2021 Lexus RX Towing Capacity and Engine Specs by Model

Although horsepower and torque specs will vary from trim to trim, the maximum Lexus RX towing capacity never changes. What’s more, the Towing Prep Package is offered on every vehicle in the lineup. Explore the most relevant performance specs for your preferred model, below:

Lexus RX 350 Towing Capacity – 3,500 pounds;

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
  • 295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque

Lexus RX 350 AWD Towing Capacity – 3,500 pounds

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
  • 295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque

Lexus RX 350 F SPORT Towing Capacity – 3,500 pounds

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
  • 295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque

Lexus RX 350 F SPORT AWD Towing Capacity – 3,500 pounds

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
  • 295 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque

Lexus RX 350L Towing Capacity – 3,500 pounds

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
  • 290 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque

Lexus RX 350L AWD Towing Capacity – 3,500 pounds

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
  • 290 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque

Lexus RX 450h AWD Towing Capacity – 3,500 pounds

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
  • 308 hp and 248 lb-ft of system combined torque

Lexus RX 450h F SPORT AWD Towing Capacity – 3,500 pounds

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
  • 308 hp and 248 lb-ft of system combined torque

Lexus RX 450hL AWD Towing Capacity – 3,500 pounds

  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
  • 308 hp and 248 lb-ft of system combined torque

Black Line Special Editionmodels are offered as variants of the RX 350 F SPORT, the RX 350 F SPORT AWD, and the RX 450h F SPORT AWD. Although they look distinct, these models offer the same performance specs as the trims that they’re based on.

How much can a Lexus RX tow in its hybrid configurations? The “h” in the aforementioned model names stands for hybrid, and that means the efficient RX hybrid can also tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Front end view of Lexus RX

2021 Lexus RX Towing Features

Small variations in the Lexus RX specifications do nothing to slow this capable SUV down! That’s thanks to the many other features designed to keep you moving through any obstacle. Here, we’ve selected just a few of the standard and available highlights that make towing in the RX such a breeze:

  • Eight-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission
  • Front-wheel drive or Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel drive
  • Available electronic differential lock (with AWD)
  • Drive Mode Select
  • Heavy-duty radiator (with Towing Prep Package)
  • Engine and transmission-oil coolers (with Towing Prep Package)
  • Standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Standard Lexus Safety System+ 2.0
  • Available Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management

Choosing an F SPORT model may not increase your towing capacity, but it will net you additional performance features, including a Sport S+ driving mode, Adaptive Variable Suspension, front and rear performance dampers, and F SPORT–tuned Electronic Power Steering. We’re sure they’ll bring more excitement to your Holmdel and Colts Neck drives.

Power New Adventures with the Lexus RX Towing Capacity

Whether you opt for the base trim level or the range-topping hybrid configuration, you can tow in your Lexus RX with confidence. Check out our new RX inventory to find the model that’s right for you, and make sure to explore our new vehicle specials while you’re at it. When the time comes to take your test drive, we’re just a short drive away from Old Bridge, or you can learn about the Lexus GX towing capacity from the comfort of home!

* Ball mount, trailer ball and tow hitch sold separately. Please consult your Lexus dealer or Owner’s Manual for towing and load specifications. Some models require factory tow package option. Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual.

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