What size engine would it take to tow 2.5k (boat)?

Asked by Oct 12, 2016 at 12:07 AM about the Honda CR-V

Question type: General

2 Answers

98,395

25000 lbs boat is meant to be hauled by a semi truck with a boat trailer designed for a boat of that style. Now if you meant a 2500 pound boat a small V8 and some of the more powerful V6's would pull it nicely, but it largely depends on the trailer tongue weight and the hitch that is attached to the tow rig and if the trailer has brakes.

50,755

You need to add the trailer weight to the boat weight to get the gross weight. Then refer to the owner's manual to see if your vehicle can safely tow the load. Any V-8 and most V-6 engines could tow 2,500 lbs easily depending on tongue weight and the tow vehicle's capabilities.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

Your Answer

Honda CR-V Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,700
  • #2
    saman2812
    Reputation
    1,800
  • #3
    PEng
    Reputation
    1,750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota RAV4
904 Great Deals out of 60,619 listings starting at $1,690
Used Honda Accord
1,027 Great Deals out of 63,281 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Pilot
422 Great Deals out of 25,675 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Civic
850 Great Deals out of 78,667 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Rogue
572 Great Deals out of 68,316 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Highlander
452 Great Deals out of 25,377 listings starting at $2,299
Used Ford Escape
1,141 Great Deals out of 85,648 listings starting at $999
Used Subaru Forester
391 Great Deals out of 33,911 listings starting at $1,808
Used Toyota Camry
1,107 Great Deals out of 72,799 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda HR-V
44 Great Deals out of 15,154 listings starting at $13,888
Used Mazda CX-5
216 Great Deals out of 29,685 listings starting at $7,714
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
258 Great Deals out of 14,283 listings starting at $1,475
Used Toyota 4Runner
239 Great Deals out of 21,559 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Murano
400 Great Deals out of 23,181 listings starting at $1,499
Used Subaru Outback
395 Great Deals out of 36,914 listings starting at $995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.