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Tongue Weight

Does anyone know what the tongue weight is on the Disco Sport HSE? Called the Dealership and they didn't know, at least the parts department didn't know.

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What hitch do you have?

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Which engine do you have - petrol or diesel ?

Generally speaking - not specific to the Disco - the tongue weight is supposed to be 10% of the tow weight.

So if the load weight is 7000 lbs, then 700 pounds is on the tongue - in most realistic situation.

But the tow capacity depends on a lot of things: tow bar rating, vehicle rating, length of the load/trailer, height of the hitch ball to the car's height, etc...

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500lbs with the LR hitch and the US 2.0L T engine
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Hey All,

We've got the 2.0 petrol turbo. We got the dealer installed tow hitch that can tow up to 5500 lbs.

Thanks again!


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About 500 lbs sounds right then. It's funny, the Curt hitch says 750lbs. That's ridiculous.
Also if you buy the LR receiver hitch it should have tongue weight printed on it. Take it with grain of salt though.
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Hey All,

We've got the 2.0 petrol turbo. We got the dealer installed tow hitch that can tow up to 5500 lbs.

Thanks again!
dunno where you got 5500lbs from, LR states 4409 for the 2.0L Turbo
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dunno where you got 5500lbs from, LR states 4409 for the 2.0L Turbo
Yep, The 2.0L diesel tows a claimed 5500 lbs. LR claims 4409 for the 2.0L gasser. I wouldnt even tow anywhere near 4K lbs with this vehicle. Probably around 2500 lbs would be the most I'd be comfortable with. Which is a small trailer.
My boat weighs about 4200lbs and there's no way Id attempt to tow it with the Disco.

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See this - was created by LR and they claim it is unmodified DS towing a 100 Tons train for 10Km....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8rQ...l=Land%20Rover
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Yep thats the diesel. Good marketing stunt though.

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