Towing with Trailblazer




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    Not 4x4 related but herewith some feedback on towing a fully loaded Sprite Swing caravan 1370 km down to the coast with my 2.8 AT TB.

    Fuel consumption of 7.4km/l for the first half of the trip in strong cross wind and 8.2 km/l on the second half. Not bad in my opinion as I switched the cruise control to 110 km/h and it stayed there even on the long uphill sections - brilliant when towing. I get around 11.2 km/l on the open road when not towing.

    All in all I am very impressed with a vehicle this far, not even a rattle yet. In general I think a completely different vehicle to the Captiva I used to drive.

    Thanks Toyota for the terrible deal you offered me on trading the Captiva for a Fortuner. Having had such a terrible experience with the Captiva, I would have not even considered the TB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSS View Post
    Not 4x4 related but herewith some feedback on towing a fully loaded Sprite Swing caravan 1370 km down to the coast with my 2.8 AT TB.

    Fuel consumption of 7.4km/l for the first half of the trip in strong cross wind and 8.2 km/l on the second half. Not bad in my opinion as I switched the cruise control to 110 km/h and it stayed there even on the long uphill sections - brilliant when towing. I get around 11.2 km/l on the open road when not towing.

    All in all I am very impressed with a vehicle this far, not even a rattle yet. In general I think a completely different vehicle to the Captiva I used to drive.

    Thanks Toyota for the terrible deal you offered me on trading the Captiva for a Fortuner. Having had such a terrible experience with the Captiva, I would have not even considered the TB.
    This is also good feedback, thanks. It does not have to be 4x4 related. Glad you are enjoying the TB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSS View Post
    Not 4x4 related but herewith some feedback on towing a fully loaded Sprite Swing caravan 1370 km down to the coast with my 2.8 AT TB.

    Fuel consumption of 7.4km/l for the first half of the trip in strong cross wind and 8.2 km/l on the second half. Not bad in my opinion as I switched the cruise control to 110 km/h and it stayed there even on the long uphill sections - brilliant when towing. I get around 11.2 km/l on the open road when not towing.

    All in all I am very impressed with a vehicle this far, not even a rattle yet. In general I think a completely different vehicle to the Captiva I used to drive.

    Thanks Toyota for the terrible deal you offered me on trading the Captiva for a Fortuner. Having had such a terrible experience with the Captiva, I would have not even considered the TB.
    Thanks for the feedback.
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