Can a Range Rover Tow a Boat?


Most people measure the strength of their SUVs by how much that SUV can tow. This is because most people do not buy SUVs to use it primarily as a day-to-day commute car. They use it mostly for travel, for off-roading adventures, and for towing. One of the most popular SUVs is Range Rovers.

If you own a Range Rover and wonder how much it can tow, or if it can tow something as big as a boat then you are not alone. When it comes to hauling, if an SUV can tow a boat then it can tow pretty much anything. Let’s get started!

How Much Do Boats Weigh?

Boats come in many different shapes, sizes, and weights. While this may seem like common sense information, it is important to keep in mind. The question “Can a Range Rover Tow a Boat” does not have a one-size-fits-all answer because it simply depends on what kind of boat you want to tow.

Down below is a list of some of the most common boats and their weights.

  • PWCS: 850 lbs
  • Small fishing boat: 1,700 lbs
  • Pontoon boat: 3,100 lbs
  • Deck boat: 3,100 lbs
  • Ski boat: 3,500 lbs
  • Speed boat: 8,000 lbs
  • Cabin cruiser: 8,700 lbs
  • Sailboat: 8,800 lbs

Be sure to see if any of your boat choices are on this list and then see if a Range Rover can tow it. Do keep in mind that you will also need to add in the weight of your trailer as well.

Can a Range Rover Tow a Boat?|2019 and 2020 Range Rover

Do keep in mind that we will be focusing on the two most recent Range Rover models, the 2019 Range Rover, and the 2020 Range Rover. Since these two are the most recent Range Rover models then they are also the most accessible.

Can a 2019 Range Rover Tow a Boat?

  • A 2019 Range Rover Sports has a towing capacity of 7,716 lbs.
  • This is true for all of the trim levels for the 2019 Range Rover minus the Range Rover SVR.
  • When the 2019 Range Rover Sport is properly equipped, it can tow: trailers, smaller cars, and yes…boats.

As mentioned above, every single trim level can tow 7,716 lbs. If you are satisfied with that information but want more information on each trim level, here is some more information on each trim level as well as their specs.

2019 Range Rover Sport SE (Special Edition):

  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport SE can tow up to 7,716 lbs when it is properly equipped.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport SE max unbraked trailer capacity is 1,653 lbs.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport SE max vehicle and trailer combination (5+2 seats) capacity are 14,660 lbs.

2019 Range Rover Sport HSE:

  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport HSE can tow up to 7,716 lbs when it is properly equipped.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport HSE max unbraked trailer capacity is 1,653 pounds.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport HSE max vehicle and trailer combination (5+2 seats) is 14,660 lbs.

2019 Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic:

  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic can tow up to 7,716 lbs when it is properly equipped.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic max unbraked trailer capacity is 1,653 lbs.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic max vehicle and trailer combination (5+2 seats) are 14,616 lbs.

2019 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Dynamic:

  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Dynamic can tow up to 7,716 lbs when it is properly equipped.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Dynamic max unbraked trailer is 1,653 lbs.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Dynamic max vehicle and trailer combination (5+2 seats) is 14,660 lbs.

2019 Range Rover Sport Autobiography Dynamic

  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport Autobiography Dynamic can tow up to 7,716 lbs when it is properly equipped.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport Autobiography Dynamic max unbraked trailer capacity is 1,653 lbs
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport Autobiography Dynamic max vehicle and trailer combination (5+2 seats) is 14,660 lbs

2019 Range Rover Sport SVR

  • Last on our list we have the 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR can tow up to 6,613 lbs when it is properly equipped.
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR max unbraked trailer capacity is 1,653 lbs
  • The 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR max vehicle and trailer combination is 13,227 lbs

Can a 2020 Range Rover Tow a Boat?

The 2020 Range Rover Sport can tow a bit more than its predecessor. When properly equipped, the 2020 Range Rover Sport can tow as much as 7,716 pounds.

What is great about the 2020 Range Rover Sport is that you can choose between a variety of engines: diesel, gas, MHEV (which stands for mild hybrid electric vehicle), and lastly PHEV powertrains (which stands for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle).

Luckily, no matter what engine you choose to go with, you will get a maximum unbraked trailer weight of 1,653 lbs as well as a maximum roof carrying capacity of 220 lbs.

Here is a list of the 2020 towing specs and engine options on the Range Rover Sport:

335 HP MHEV V6 Engine:

  • 365 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard on the Range Rover Sport SE, HSE
  • This engine has a maximum towing capacity of 7,716 lbs
  • This engine has a max vehicle and trailer combination (5/5+2) of 14,440/14,715 lbs.

254 HP Turbodiesel V6 Engine:

  • This engine has 443 lb-ft of torque
  • This engine is available on the Range Rover Sport SE, HSE
  • This engine has a maximum towing capacity of 7,716 lbs
  • This engine has a maximum vehicle and trailer combination (5/5+2 seats) of 14,440 / 14,660 lbs

            395 JP MHEV V6 Engine:

  • This engine has 443 lb-ft of torque
  • This engine is available on the Range Rover Sport HST trim
  • This engine has a maximum towing capacity of 7.716 lbs
  • This engine has a maximum towing vehicle and trailer combination of 14,400 lbs

398 HP PHEV 4 Cylinder Engine:

  • This engine has 472 lb-ft of torque
  • This engine is available on the Range Rover Sport HSE, Autobiography Dynamic
  • This engine has a maximum towing capacity of 5,511 lbs
  •  This engine has a max vehicle and trailer combination of 12.566 lbs

            518 HP Supercharged V8 Engine

  • This engine has 461 lb-ft of torque
  • This engine is available on the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic and the Autobiography Dynamic
  • This engine has a maximum towing capacity of 7,716 lbs
  • This engine has a maximum vehicle and trailer combination (5/5+2 seats) 14,550 / 17,715 lbs

            575 HP Supercharged V8 Engine

  • This engine has 516 lb-ft of torque
  • This engine is available on the Range Rover SVR
  • This engine has a maximum towing capacity of 6,613 lbs
  • This engine has a maximum vehicle and trailer combination of 13,227 lbs

 

The Conclusion

When it comes to towing a boat, a Range Rover is a very good vehicle to do so. This is especially true if you are towing smaller boats such as pontoon boats or deck boats.

However, if you are looking for an SUV to tow something a bit bigger such as a cabin cruiser boat then you might have to look elsewhere.

In this article, we focused on the two latest Range Rover models: the 2019 Range Rover and the 2020 Range Rover.

If you have an older model or if you are looking to buy an older model, then be sure to check the towing capacity on that specific year to see how much that particular model can tow.

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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