Land Rover LR4 Towing and Hauling

The Land Rover LR4 is a midsized luxury-class SUV with full-time four-wheel drive and a powertrain that can deliver. It was produced between 2010 and 2016 as a replacement for the LR3. The Land Rover LR4 has both the comfort of a sedan and the towing and hauling capacity that one would expect from an SUV.

What is the towing capacity of the Land Rover LR4?

The Land Rover LR4 features a 5.0 L V-8 engine that can deliver 375 hp and 375 pounds-feet of torque. The manufacturer lists the capacity of this 2011 to 2016 Land Rover model as 7,716 pounds. Its tongue weight maximum capacity is 550 pounds. The total towing capacity includes both the trailer and contents. The tongue weight is the amount of weight that is applied to the ball by the hitch coupler, and it should not be exceeded. Exceeding either the towing capacity or the tongue weight is considered unsafe. To maintain vehicle stability, the tongue weight of the trailer should not exceed 7% of the weight of the trailer when empty.

What is the trailer stability assist feature of the LR4?

The Land Rover LR4 has trailer stability assist, which is designed to help minimize trailer sway by detecting the natural movement of the trailer. It will automatically adjust to reduce the movement. It engages when the vehicle reaches speeds of 50 miles per hour and is designed to help prevent the vehicle from losing control of the trailer and its load. However, the manufacturer does not guarantee performance of the system on slippery surfaces. In addition, this feature will only operate when the dynamic stability control is turned off. It is important to achieve even weight distribution when loading the trailer, with the weight distributed evenly between both axles. Dividing the load between the vehicle and the trailer will also help to improve stability. Putting as much weight as possible in the vehicle increases stability, as long as the weight limit of the vehicle is not exceeded. Tire pressures on the towing vehicle may need to be increased to those listed for the maximum loading conditions.

Does the LR4 have any special features for towing?

In addition to the trailer stability assist feature, the LR4 also has a hitch guidance system. It operates via a touchscreen that uses a camera to help drivers line up the vehicle with the trailer. When the vehicle is within two feet of the trailer hitch, a zoom feature is used to help the driver line up perfectly. The tow assist feature displays the predicted path of both the vehicle and the trailer using a tracking target sticker that is placed on the trailer. This feature will also detect whether the trailers electrical system is hooked up correctly and working properly. The LR4 has a camera that allows the driver to see the trailer at all times. These features make towing with the Land Rover LR4 safer and easier.