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post #1 of 5 Old 05-15-2019, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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2019 450hL Towing Capacity

I had an order sheet filled out for a new RX but was told by the dealer the L version is not rated to tow anything and they couldn't put on an OEM hitch. They said I could get one from UHaul, but if the transmission had issues, putting on the hitch might void the warranty coverage. Are there any 450hL owners out there who have heard this?

Trying to find anything from Lexus stating the towing capacity continues to come up nill.

All the other RX models show towing capacities.
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https://www.edmunds.com/lexus/rx-450...eatures-specs/




But why don't you call Lexus USA and find out?
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my sales guy did and was told "its not recommended" for the 450HL, but all other RX's are fine..... I was just curious if others had heard this and if any 450 HL owners are towing with them anyway?
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Yours has 3rd row, right? This might be the reason, as they should have done some trickery to fit them rearmost seats in there, with all that slanted roof.
Also, " not recommended" does not mean "forbidden, will violate warranty".
I pretty much safely bet you will Lexus several times and talk to several different people and you will have several different answers. Or, even call different dealers.
WHy don't you ask this at clublexus? Folks there surely know first hand.
But, personally, considering expense, I'd hammer true answer out of Lexus itself. Personally and via email, so I have traceable record.

I DOUBT you can't tow at all. Maybe reduced capacity, but not at all. Besides, if you must tow - why don't you look at different vehicles? Hybrids are not really made for towing, ya know. And you will have no mpg benefit towing with one anyway. Lots of potential headaches, that's for sure, as rear wheel drive is electric only.



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Lexus actually says otherwise......
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