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Lexus LX570 Towing Capacity: Can It Tow A Trailer, Boat, Or Jet Ski?

There aren’t many multi-purpose luxury SUVs that provide great off-road performance and towing services. The Lexus 570 is a popular car in this particular category as it is considered one of the best SUVs ever built. In this article, we’ll examine the towing capacity of this car and find out what type of trailer you can tow.

The latest generation of the Lexus LX 570 (2011-2021) has a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds. The older models (2008-2010) have an even higher towing capacity of 8,500 pounds. There are multiple engine variations in these models over the years including the 570 6AT (380 HP) and 570 6AT (383 HP) engines followed by the latest 570 8AT AWD (383 HP) and 570 8AT AWD (367 HP) engines. The towing capacities, however, do not change with these variations.

Below we have discussed various tables and details that provide you in-depth analysis of the towing capacity of this car in relevance with several trailer types. We have also discussed the average towing capacities offered by other manufacturers

Maximum Towing Capacity By Year

The following table highlights the towing capacities of several variants of the Lexus LX 570. Since its introduction, this car hasn’t been recommended by its manufacturer for towing purposes. In the table, we can see that there are no improvements in this regard. Rather the newer models have a less towing capacity than the older models.

YearEngineTowing Capacity (lbs)Note
2021All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2020All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2019All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2018All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2017All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2016All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2015All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2014All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2013All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2011All7,000This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2010All8,500This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2009All8,500This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.
2008All8,500This towing capacity includes trailer weight plus cargo weight.

Can It Tow a Trailer, Boat, or Jet Ski?

Trailers come in all shapes and sizes. It is extremely important that you know the weight of the trailer that you are looking to tow with your car. We have done an extensive research to identify the weighing limits of different types of trailers. We have then matched these weight limits against the towing capacity of the Lexus LX 570.

All the latest models of the Lexus LX 570 SUV can tow most of the medium and large-sized trailers with a maximum weight limit of 7,000 pounds. You’ll have to be careful when these trailers are fully loaded with maximum payload. Most of the large-sized trailers with maximum payloads have extreme weights. Therefore, you should not engage in any towing activity with such trailers.

Trailer TypeAverage Empty Weight (lbs.)Average Total Loaded Weight (lbs.)Can A Lexus LX 570 Tow It?
Canoe / Kayak Trailer200                                                 400Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Jet Ski Trailer300                                              1,800Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Motorcycle Trailer500                                              2,400Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Teardrop Trailer1,700                                              2,400Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Small Open Utility Trailer700                                              2,500Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
A-Frame Camper1,700                                              2,900Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Small Enclosed Utility Trailer1,000                                              3,200Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Fishing Boat Trailer600                                              3,300Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Pop Up Camper2,300                                              3,400Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Small Travel Trailer2,800                                              3,600Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Tow Dolly600                                              4,000Yes, it can tow both empty and loaded trailers of this type.
Large Enclosed Utility Trailer2,700                                              7,100It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Small Horse Trailer2,900                                              7,200It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Travel Trailer6,700                                              8,300It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Car Trailer1,900                                              9,000It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Flatbed Trailer3,000                                            10,400It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Boat Trailer2,200                                            13,600It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Dump Trailer4,500                                            16,900It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Toy Hauler7,600                                            17,900No.
Large Livestock Trailer7,300                                            18,700No.
5th Wheel Camper12,700                                            18,700No.
Gooseneck Flatbed Trailer7,200                                            23,200No.
  • Kayak: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a kayak trailer. On average, an empty kayak trailer will weigh 200 pounds. A loaded kayak trailer will weigh an average of 400 pounds with a maximum of 800 pounds which is well within the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • Jet Ski Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a jet ski trailer. On average, an empty jet ski trailer will weigh 300 pounds. A loaded jet ski trailer will weigh an average of 1,800 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • Motorcycle Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a motorcycle trailer. On average, an empty motorcycle trailer will weigh 500 pounds. A loaded motorcycle trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds with a maximum of 3,500 pounds which is within the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • Teardrop Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a teardrop trailer. On average, an empty teardrop trailer will weigh 1,700 pounds. A loaded teardrop trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds which is within the range of the Lexus LX 570. Some teardrop trailers will weigh a maximum of 6,000 pounds which is also within the limits of the  Lexus LX 570.
  • Small Open Utility Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a small open utility trailer. On average, an empty small open utility trailer will weigh 700 pounds. A loaded small open utility trailer will weigh an average of 2,500 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • A-Frame Camper: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow an a-frame camper. On average, an empty a-frame camper weighs 1,700 pounds. A loaded a-frame camper will weigh an average of 2,900 pounds with a maximum of 3,600 pounds which is within the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • Small Enclosed Utility Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a small enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty small enclosed utility trailer weighs 1,000 pounds. A loaded small enclosed utility trailer will weigh an average of 3,200 pounds with a maximum of 7,000 pounds which is within the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • Fishing Boat Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a fishing boat trailer. On average, an empty fishing boat trailer weighs 600 pounds. A loaded fishing boat trailer will weigh an average of 3,300 pounds with a maximum of 6,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Lexus LX 570.
  • Pop-Up Camper: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a pop-up camper. On average, an empty pop-up camper weighs 2,300 pounds. A loaded pop-up camper will weigh an average of 3,400 pounds with a maximum of 4,000 pounds which is within the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • Small Travel Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a small travel trailer. On average, an empty small travel trailer weighs 2,800 pounds. A loaded small travel trailer will weigh an average of 3,600 pounds with a maximum of 4,500 pounds which is within the range of the  Lexus LX 570.
  • Tow Dolly: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow a tow dolly. On average, an empty tow dolly weighs 600 pounds. A loaded tow dolly will weigh an average of 4,000 pounds with a maximum of 5,000 pounds which is within the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • Large Enclosed Utility Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow an empty large enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty large enclosed utility trailer weighs 2,700 pounds. A loaded large enclosed utility trailer weighs an average of 7,100 pounds with a maximum of 10,000 pounds, outside of the range of the  Lexus LX 570.
  • Small Horse Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow an empty small horse trailer. On average, an empty small horse trailer weighs 2,900 pounds. A loaded small horse trailer weighs an average of 7,200 pounds with a maximum of 8,000 pounds, outside of the range of the  Lexus LX 570.
  • Car Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow an empty car trailer. On average, an empty car trailer weighs 1,900 pounds. A loaded car trailer weighs an average of 9,000 pounds with a maximum of 15,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • Large Flatbed Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow an empty large flatbed trailer. On average, an empty large flatbed trailer weighs 3,000 pounds. A loaded large flatbed trailer weighs an average of 10,400 pounds with a maximum of 26,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Lexus LX 570.
  • Large Boat Trailer: All Lexus LX 570 models will be able to tow an empty large boat trailer. On average, an empty large boat trailer weighs 2,200 pounds. A loaded large boat trailer weighs an average of 13,600 pounds with a maximum of 34,000 pounds, outside of the range of the Lexus LX 570.

How Well Can It Tow Compared to its Competitors?

The following table mentions the towing capacities of several luxury SUVs that are currently competing with the Lexus LX 570. We can witness that 7,500 pounds are the average towing capacity in this competition. The 2021 Infiniti QX80 has the highest towing capacity of 8,500 pounds, 1,500 pounds more than the towing capacity of the 2021 Lexus LX 570 models. The 2021 BMW X7 and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class have also higher towing capacities. As Lexus does not promote towing with this car, it is highly unlikely that we witness an improvement in this regard.

Year / Make / ModelMin. Towing Capacity (lbs.)Max. Towing Capacity (lbs.)
2021 BMW X77,5007,500
2021 Infiniti QX808,5008,500
2021 Land Rover Range Rover7,0007,000
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class7,7007,700
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser7,0007,000

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