Towing Capacity Lexus GX 470: What Is Lexus GX 470 Towing Capacity?

The Lexus GX 470 luxury SUV was among the most affordable, especially when compared to other Lexus models. Although it was discontinued in 2009, the Lexus GX 470 still holds its value due to its incredible value. This article will be very informative for anyone who is interested in learning more about this vehicle’s towing capabilities.

All Lexus GX 470 models can tow 6,500 pounds. The car was only offered with one engine configuration, the 470 V8 5AT (235HP). Lexus has highlighted this official towing capacity. It is unlikely that there will be any differences in the car’s towing capacity between older and later models, which is unlike other cars.

We have already discussed the Lexus GX 470’s maximum towing capacity. Now let’s talk about what you can tow behind this car. Below are several tables and details which provide an overview of the car’s towing capability in relation to various trailer types. Let’s also examine its competition.

Maximum towing capacity by year

Between 2003 and 2009, the Lexus GX 470 was briefly introduced. Below is a table that shows the different towing capacities for each model of this vehicle over the years. The numbers are the same. Lexus does not provide official towing statistics for this vehicle, but they do inform about the potential dangers of heavy-duty towing.

Can it tow a trailer, boat, or jet ski?

It is vital that you know how heavy the trailer you plan to tow along with your car. We did extensive research to determine the weight limits for different trailer types. These weight limits were then compared to the Lexus GX 470’s towing capacity. The Lexus GX 470 SUV’s all models can tow most medium- and large-sized trailers up to 6,500 pounds. Some trailers can exceed the towing limit if they have a maximum payload capacity. This will prevent you from being able to tow a trailer behind your car.

  • Kayak All Lexus GX 470 models are capable of towing a kayak trailer. An empty kayak trailer weighs 200 pounds on average. The average kayak trailer with a loaded load will weigh 400 pounds and the maximum 800 pounds, which is within the Lexus GX 470’s range.
  • Jet Ski Trailer All Lexus GX 470 models are capable of towing a jet ski trailer. An empty jet ski trailer weighs in at 300 pounds. The average weight of a loaded jet ski trailer is 1,800 pounds. Maximum weight is 3,000 pounds. This is within the Lexus GX 470’s range.
  • Motorcycle trailer: All Lexus GX 470 models can tow a motorcycle caravan. An empty motorcycle trailer weighs 500 pounds on average. A fully loaded motorcycle trailer weighs an average 2,400 pounds and a maximum 3,500 pounds, which is within the Lexus GX 470’s range.
  • Teardrop Trailer All Lexus GX 470 models can tow a teardrop caravan. An empty teardrop trailer weighs 1,700 pounds. The average weight of a loaded teardrop trailer is 2,400 pounds, which falls within the Lexus GX 470’s range. Some teardrop trailers can weigh up to 6,000 pounds, which is within the Lexus GX 470’s limits.
  • Small Open Utility trailer All Lexus GX 470 models are capable of towing a small utility trailer. An empty small open utility trailer weighs 700 pounds. A small, open-utility trailer loaded with cargo will weigh in at an average of 2,500 lbs and a maximum weight of 3,000 lbs. This is within the range of Lexus GX 470.
  • A Frame Camper: All Lexus GX 470 models are capable of towing an a-frame camper. An empty a frame camper will weigh in at 1,700 pounds. The average a-frame camper with a loaded load will weigh 2,900 pounds, with a maximum weight of 3,600 pounds. This is within the range of Lexus GX 470.
  • Small enclosed utility trailer: All Lexus GX470 models can tow an empty small enclosed utilitarian trailer. An empty small enclosed utility trailer will weigh in at 1,000 pounds. The average weight of a loaded small enclosed utility vehicle trailer is 3,200 pounds. It can be loaded up to 7,000 pounds if it’s not in the Lexus GX 470 range.
  • Fishing Boat Trailer All Lexus GX 470 models are capable of towing a fishing boat trailer. An empty fishing boat trailer is 600 pounds in weight. A fully loaded fishing boat trailer weighs in at an average 3,300 pounds and a maximum of 6,000, which is within the Lexus GX 470’s range.
  • Pop Up Camper All Lexus GX 470 models are capable of towing a pop up camper. An empty pop-up camper will weigh in at 2,300 pounds. The average weight of a loaded pop-up camper is 3,400 pounds, with a maximum weight of 4,000. This is within the range of Lexus GX 470.
  • Small Travel Trailer All Lexus GX 470 models are capable of towing a small trailer. An empty small travel trailer will weigh in at 2,800 pounds. A fully loaded small travel trailer weighs in at 3,600 pounds and a maximum weight of 4,500 pounds. This is within the range of Lexus GX 470.
  • Tow Dolly All Lexus GX 470 models can tow a tow dolly. An empty tow doll weighs in at 600 pounds. The average weight of a loaded tow doll is 4,000 pounds, with a maximum weight of 5,000. This is within the Lexus GX 470’s range.
  • Large Enclosed Utility Vehicle All Lexus GX 470 models can tow an empty large enclosed utility vehicle. An empty large enclosed utility trailer will weigh in at 2,700 pounds. The average weight of a loaded large enclosed utility vehicle is 7,100 pounds. It can be loaded up to 10,000 pounds if it’s not in the Lexus GX 470 range.
  • Small Horse Trailer All Lexus GX 470 models are capable of towing an empty small horse trailer. An empty small horse trailer averages 2900 pounds. A small horse trailer loaded with horses weighs in at 7,200 pounds and a maximum weight of 8,000 pounds. This is outside the Lexus GX 470 range.
  • Car Trailer. All Lexus GX 470 models can tow an empty car caravan. An empty car trailer averages 1,900 pounds. The average weight of a loaded trailer is 9,000 pounds. It can weigh up to 15,000 pounds if it’s not in the Lexus GX 470 range.
  • Large Flatbed Trailer All Lexus GX 470 models can tow a large flatbed trailer. An empty large flatbed trailer will weigh in at 3,000 pounds. The average weight of a loaded large flatbed trailer is 10,400 pounds. It can weigh up to 26,000 pounds if it’s not in the Lexus GX 470 range.
  • Large Boat Trailer: All Lexus GX 470 models can tow a large boat trailer. An empty large boat trailer averages 2200 pounds. The average weight of a loaded large boat trailer is 13,600 pounds. It can be maxed out at 34,000 pounds if it is not in the Lexus GX 470’s range.

What is the difference between it and its competitors?
Below is a table that lists the towing capacities of three vehicles that competed against the Lexus GX 470. We have also included the 2009 model towing capacities since the car was still in production in 2009. The Lexus GX 470’s towing capacity is similar to that of the 2009 BMW X5 (6,500 pounds). The 2009 Land Rover LR3 as well as the 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class have greater towing capacities. We cannot expect any improvements to the Lexus GX 470 as it is no longer being manufactured.