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How Much Can you Carry in a 2021 Toyota RAV4?

The Toyota RAV4 has been a favorite of drivers for many years now. The 2021 model continues the vehicle’s legacy of generous technology, a smooth ride, and plenty of dynamic cargo space. The RAV4 may not be built as a workhorse SUV, but this little crossover has some respectable muscle for its own purposes. To learn how much you can carry in it, plus some other facts, continue reading and visit Western Slope Toyota in Grand Junction, Colorado today!

How Much Weight can the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Carry?

The RAV4 is well suited to casual loads for moving, large grocery trips, sports equipment, and other large cargo that isn’t extremely heavy. We can’t recommend hauling bricks or bags of cement unless it is just a small handful of one or the other. Depending on the trim, most 2021 Toyota RAV4 models can carry a payload of around 1,200 lbs. Remember the weight of passengers and other cargo so you can avoid accidentally damaging your car.

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How Much Cargo Space Does the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Have?

When you do need to carry a lot of cargo, the RAV4 has a lot of space despite its classification as a compact crossover. There are 37.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row of seats, which is good, but there are 69.8 cubic feet of space behind the front row when the second row is folded down. With almost 70 cubic feet of space, you can fit some small pieces of furniture, a bicycle, many boxes, or other bulky cargo. Don’t expect to fit a whole couch or loveseat inside, but there is plenty enough space for nightstands, small desks, TVs, and some chairs.

What Toyota is the Next Size Up?

If you aren’t sure about the cargo space or payload of the Toyota RAV4, but you don’t want to go all the way up to a Toyota Sequoia, try any one of the three mid-size crossover SUVs from Toyota: the 4Runner, Highlander, or Venza. Of these, the 4Runner is the biggest, with the highest payload.