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Toyota RAV4 Owners Manual: Cargo and luggage

Take notice of the following information about storage precautions, cargo capacity and load:

Capacity and distribution

Cargo capacity depends on the total weight of the occupants.

(Cargo capacity) = (total load capacity) ƒ{ (total weight of occupants)

Steps for determining correct load limit o

  1. Locate the statement the combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed xxx kg or xxx lbs. On your vehicles placard.
  2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
  3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from xxx kg or xxx lbs.
  4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity.

    For example, if the ¢xxx¢¸ amount equals 1400 lbs. And there will be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (1400 ƒ{ 750 (5ƒNeƒn150) = 650 lbs.)

  5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in step 4.
  6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.

Calculation formula for your vehicle

  1. Cargo capacity
  2. Total load capacity (vehicle capacity weight)

Toyota RAV4. Calculation formula for your vehicle


When 2 people with the combined weight of a lb. (Kg) are riding in your vehicle, which has a total load capacity (vehicle capacity weight) of b lb. (Kg), the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity will be c lb. (Kg) as follows:

B*2 lb. (Kg) ƒ{ a*1 lb. (Kg) = c*3 lb. (Kg)

*1: A = weight of people

*2: B = total load capacity

*3: C = available cargo and luggage load

In this condition, if 3 more passengers with the combined weight of d lb. (Kg) get on, the available cargo and luggage load will be reduced e lb. (Kg) as follows: c lb. (Kg) ƒ{ d*4 lb. (Kg) = e*5 lb. (Kg)

*4: D = additional weight of people

*5: E = available cargo and luggage load

As shown in the example above, if the number of occupants increases, the cargo and luggage load will be reduced by an amount that equals the increased weight due to the additional occupants. In other words, if an increase in the number of occupants causes an excess of the total load capacity (combined weight of occupants plus cargo and luggage load), you must reduce the cargo and luggage on your vehicle.

Caution

Things that must not be carried in the luggage compartment

The following things may cause a fire if loaded in the luggage compartment:

Storage precautions

Observe the following precautions.

Failure to do so may prevent the pedals from being depressed properly, may block the drivers vision, or may result in items hitting the driver or passengers, possibly causing an accident.

Caution

Capacity and distribution

When loading cargo on the roof luggage carrier (if equipped)

Observe the following precautions:

Notice

When loading cargo on the roof luggage carrier (if equipped)

Be careful not to scratch the surface of the moon roof (if equipped).

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Vehicle load limits
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