Trailer hitch and trailer

Towing capacity and tongue weight

Updated 1/21/2020

Towing capacity and tongue weight

Towing capacity and tongue weight are shown in the tables below.

Category

USA

(lbs)

Canada

(kg)

Max. trailer weights

Without brakes:

1650

750

With brakes:

2000

900

Max. tongue weight

200

90

Important

  • The maximum trailer weights listed are only applicable for altitudes up to 3280 ft (1,000 m) above sea level. With increasing altitude the engine power and therefore the car's climbing ability are impaired because of the reduced air density, so the maximum trailer weight has to be reduced accordingly. The weight of the car and trailer must be reduced by 10% for every further 3280 ft (1,000 m) (or part thereof).

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