To add a trailer hitch to a 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In you will need a few tools, a CURT 11276 trailer hitch and about 30 minutes to complete the installation. Follow these basic steps to begin hauling all sorts of hitch-mounted accessories with your Toyota Prius today.
* Requires braking on both wheels on at least one axle of the towed load. Hatchback.
|2010 TOYOTA PRIUS||SPECS||BRAKED CAPACITY|
|i-Tech Hybrid||1.8L, Hybrid with Premium Unleaded, CVT AUTO 1.8L, Hyb/PULP, CVT AUTO||0kg|
For the first time in the model's 19-year history, the Toyota Prius is now capable to tow a trailer. While its predecessors weren't able to tow a trailer or a light caravan, the new one can thanks to an improved heat management of the hybrid system's electric motor-generator and differential.Apr 21, 2016
Hybrid SUVs, like their gas or diesel counterparts, aren't specifically designed for towing. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. Technologies have improved, and some hybrid SUVs have towing capacities up to 5,000 pounds. This is surely adequate for pulling small camper trailers.Apr 15, 2021
Hitch Types A device which attaches directly to the tow vehicle providing the connection between the tow vehicle and the trailer. A fixed tongue hitch includes the ball platform, while a receiver style hitch has a receptacle (typically 1-1/4" or 2") for inserting special ball mounts or bike racks.
Class 2 Trailer Hitches A Class 2 trailer hitch use slightly stronger steel and typically has a gross carrying weight of approximately 3,500 pounds. In addition to higher towing capacity, a class 2 hitch also typically has a higher tongue weight capacity of nearly 350 pounds.Mar 24, 2021
Tow Ball Ratings:
|Size of Tow Ball Diameter||Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) Max|
|2”||Always rated at 8,000 lbs|
Class I and Class II hitches both have a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. The difference is that a Class I hitch has a lower tongue weight rating, usually 200 pounds and a lower towing rating, usually 2,000 pounds. A Class II hitch usually has a tongue weight rating of 350 pounds and a towing rating of 3,500 pounds.