Toyota has long dominated the hybrid market, and while the RAV4 PHEV stands out as a top plug-in option, Toyota's entry into the fully electric vehicle realm didn't occur until 2022 with the debut of the Toyota bZ4X. Co-developed with Subaru, which markets its version as the Solterra, these compact SUVs raise questions about towing capability. Despite their appeal, all models are constrained by a towing capacity of 750kg.
Toyota bZ4X Towing Capacity By Year
|2024 Toyota bZ4X
|2023 Toyota bZ4X
Toyota bZ4X Towing ReviewToyota provides the bZ4X with the choice of either front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD). Notably, the power boost from FWD to AWD configuration is a mere 14HP, which is quite low. The bz4X also has a the extremely restricted towing capacity which is capped at just 750kg. Interestingly, I initially presumed they wouldn't receive any official towing capacity at all, given that Toyota announced it shortly before the vehicles hit the market.
Regrettably, the 750kg towing capacity confines these electric vehicles to hauling small cargo trailers and compact teardrop caravans/camping trailers, among other similar loads. They do not meet the legal requirements for towing a full-sized touring caravan.
As highlighted earlier, Toyota/Subaru entered the fully electric EV market relatively late, unveiling a compact crossover/compact SUV—a fiercely competitive segment within the automotive industry.
Regarding towing capabilities, the 750kg limit may appear underwhelming, but it's not unprecedented in this segment. The Ford Mustang Mach-E, BMW iX3, and even premium offerings like the Jaguar I-Pace share similar constraints and low towing capacities.
Within the £43K to £50K price range, numerous alternatives boast superior towing capacities. The Skoda Enyaq (1,200kg), VW ID.4 (1,200kg), and Nissan Ariya (1,500kg) lead the pack in this regard. Moreover, standout electric tow cars in this price range include the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and the KIA EV6, both capable of towing up to 1,600kg.
However, even if a 750kg towing capacity suffices for your needs, the bZ4X fails to distinguish itself in terms of range, charging speeds, or power.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the towing weights provided on this website are accurate, we always recommend checking the vehicle log book (V5) for the official towing capacity. We accept no responsibility if the towing weights provided on this website are incorrect.
|Car Make & Model
|Max Towing Weight - Unbraked
|Max Towing Capacity - Braked
|2024 Toyota bZ4X FWD
|2024 Toyota bZ4X X-MODE AWD
|2023 Toyota bZ4X FWD
|2023 Toyota bZ4X X-MODE AWD
Toyota bZ4X Technical Spec
Certified Towing Capability – 750 kg (across all variants)
Pricing – Commencing at £43,780 (bZ4X Front-Wheel Drive) to over £50,180 (bZ4X All-Wheel Drive)
Operational Range – Ranging from 220 miles (All-Wheel Drive) to 230 miles (Front-Wheel Drive)
Projected Towing Distance (50% Load) – Approximately 115 miles
Peak DC Charging Rate – 150kW
Quick Charging from 10% to 80% – Completed in 40 minutes
Toyota bZ4X Power Output & TorquebZ4X Front-Wheel Drive: 201 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque
bZ4X All-Wheel Drive: 215 HP and 248 lb-ft of torque
Solterra All-Wheel Drive: 215 HP and 248 lb-ft of torque