Can a Range Rover Evoque Tow a Horse Trailer?


The brand new Range Rover Evoque has been making some headlines since its release date and we can understand why. The Range Rover Evoque has been given a new makeover and it has been refreshed for the new year. It has a new mild-hybrid engine along with a new infotainment system. If that does not get your attention then we do not know what will…however, despite its new makeover many customers are wondering about the towing capacity of the all-new Range Rover Evoque.

So how much can the all-new Range Rover Evoque tow? Can the all-new Range Rover tow a horse trailer? If these are questions that you have been curious about, then we have got you covered.

Let’s dive into it!

Can a Range Rover Evoque Tow a Horse Trailer?

So, can the all-new Range Rover Evoque tow a horse trailer? The Range Rover Evoque should be able to tow a single horse trailer with its 3,968 pounds towing capacity. Considering that the average horse trailer weighs a little under 3,000 lbs, you should expect the Range Rover Evoque can tow it.

This being said, there are a lot of factors to consider. Lets get deeper into the details.

How Much Does a Horse Trailer Weight?

Now, unless you own a farm or you are interested in transporting horses for a living then this question might not matter to you. Unless you looked up this question out of sheer curiosity, then we understand that as well. The truth of the matter is, horses are big and they weigh a ton. The average weight of a horse fluctuates a bit but they are still big creatures.

The average horse can weigh anywhere between 800 lbs up to 2,000 lbs. Some horses weigh a lot more but 800 lbs are quite the norm for horses on the smaller side. While 800 lbs are very little for a car to tow, do keep in mind this is just the horse we are talking about here.

That means that horse trailers or horse vans need to accommodate that weight. A horse trailer weighs around 2,900 lbs and that is just the empty weight alone. 

Did you know that there are different names for horse trailers? A horse trailer or a horse van is also called a “horse float” in places like New Zealand and Australia. A horse trailer or a horse van is called a “horsebox” in the British Isles. So if you are ever in one of these areas and you hear people use a different term for a horse trailer, then you will understand why.

So whether you call them horse trailers, horse vans, horse floats, or horsebox, we have got you covered.

How Much Does a Range Rover Evoque Tow?

When it comes to midsize SUVs, Range Rover Evoques are very well known. Not only is the Range Rover Evoque redesigned and better than ever with its mild-hybrid engine and new infotainment system, but it also has many other great features? Such as, you ask? Well, such as a hybrid option that will give you a better and improved fuel consumption. This hybrid option lowers exhaust emissions by aiding acceleration.

However, the main question most buyers are wondering about is the towing capacity of the all-new Range Rover Evoque.

The all-new Range Rover Evoque has a towing capacity of 3,968 lbs.

Yes, you read that right, 3,968 lbs and if that is not impressive then we do not know what is. There are two engine options available and both of these engine options will give you the towing capacity of 3,968 lbs.

We also wanted to know that by now many people would be skeptical about this information because they have fallen victim to this type of information before. The advertisement of the car will pull them in, stating that a certain vehicle has x amount of towing capacity.

They become intrigued only to be utterly disappointed when they realize that the unreal towing capacity of said vehicle can only be achieved by leveling up to the highest trim level and buying a certain towing package.

We can definitely understand the frustration.

This is why we are here to tell you that with the all-new Range Rover Evoque you do not have to worry about that issue. This is because you do not, we repeat you do not, need to upgrade your trim level in order to reach the maximum towing capacity of the Range Rover Evoque.

Impressed? We thought so.

So the bottom line: can the all-new Range Rover Evoque tow a horse trailer? The answer to that is yes. Considering that the average horse trailer weighs a little under 3,000 lbs, there is a very slim chance the Range Rover Evoque cannot tow it.

However, if you add a horse and some heavy cargo onto that empty horse trailer then you might have a problem.

If you are interested in the Range Rover Evoque and are wondering what are the two engine options, then we have got you covered:

  1. 2.0 Liter 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine
  2. The 2.0 Liter 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine option yields 246 HP and 269 lb-ft of torque.
  3. 2.0 Liter 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine with Mild Hybrid Powertrain
  4. The 2.0 Liter 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine with Mild Hybrid Powertrain yields 296 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. 

Please keep in mind that if you are looking for a car that can handle heavy cargo there is something you should know. With the mild-hybrid setup, its curb weight will increase to 4,075 lbs.

This is important to know since your gross combined vehicle and trailer weight cannot exceed 9,325 lbs. For that reason alone it is important to know this difference.

If you feel that that is enough power for you or if you are wondering if you are able to get something a bit stronger, then we highly suggest checking out the Range Rover Sport and its towing capacity.

What Else Should You Know About the all-new Range Rover Evoque?

Well, we are glad you asked because there is a lot to tell.

  • The Range Rover Evoque has amazing mounted cameras and the rearview mirror of the Range Rover Evoque displays a clear, unobstructed view of the road behind you. And if you want, the rearview cameras of the Range Rover Evoque can even show you what is underneath your hood. We are not kidding.
  • With the new Terrain Response 2, you will be able to take on any terrain with the Range Rover Evoque new and even better-improved system. You will be able to switch to five different driving modes with the Range Rover Evoque, talk about options!
  • The all-new Range Rover Evoque comes with standard all-wheel drive.
  • The new Range Rover Evoque also offers Active DriveLine. Active DriveLine is a system that can distribute torque separately to each rear wheel. That way, you can always enjoy the best and strongest grip that your Range Rover Evoque can offer.

If you are interested in checking out the all-new Range Rover Evoque for yourself or if you simply want more information on the Range Rover Evoque, we would recommend checking out their website here.

In Conclusion | Is the Range Rover Evoque the Car for You?

As far as SUVs go, the Range Rover Evoque is quite impressive. The towing capacity of the Range Rover Evoque is one of its best selling points and it is powerful enough to tow a horse trailer.

Also, do keep in mind that the Range Rover Evoque is considered to be a compact SUV; therefore, its towing capacity should not be compared to that of, say a truck. Still, do not let the term “compact SUV” fool you, the Range Rover Evoque has quite a lot of power.

So whether you call a horse trailer, a horse trailer, a horse van, a horse float, or a horsebox, just know that the all-new Range Rover Evoque will be able to tow it. And not only will it be able to tow it, but it will be able to tow it with ease.

Kern Campbell

I've had a passion for four-wheel-drive vehicles since I was a kid riding in the back seat of my Grandfather's Jeep Grand Wagoneer. I have owned a lot of vehicles over the years. They each have their pros and cons and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you so you can find the vehicle that's just right for your needs.

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