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Can a Mitsubishi Outlander tow a horse float?

A common question we get is regarding tow vehicles and what sized float they can tow.  So the first vehicle we will look at is the Mitsubishi Outlander.


The Mitsubishi Outlander is a popular crossover SUV that is known for its versatility and spaciousness. It is equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 166 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.


When it comes to towing a horse float, the towing capacity of the vehicle is an important factor to consider.

According to Mitsubishi, the Outlander has amaximum towing capacity of 1,600 - 2000 pounds or 750kg when properly equipped. This means that even with our lightest and smallest float being our Classic DLX with a Tare weight of approx. 850kg and GVM of 2000kg it wouldn’t be able to tow the float even with no horses in it.


However, it will be fine to tow a small light farm trailer that has a GVM Gross vehicle mass

of 750kg and lower. It is important to note that towing near the maximum capacity of a vehicle can put additional strain on the engine and transmission, potentially leading to accelerated wear and tear.


It's also important to ensure that the tow vehicle is properly equipped with the necessary towing accessories, such as a hitch that has a towing capacity of 750kg and also if the trailer has brakes that they work.

 

In summary, the Mitsubishi Outlander may be able to tow a small lifestyle trailer not exceeding a GVM of 750kg, but not a horse float with horses as they will generally need a trailer that has a GVM of 2000 – 2500kg

 

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