Towing with the Elantra (questions).....

goddess7240goddess7240 Member Posts: 1
edited December 2014 in Hyundai

I am new here. I havent explored the site as of yet. Joined because I got an email with a link offering information on all kinds of vehicles and here I am.

I am about to buy a 6x12 Enclosed Utility Trailer, V-Nose.

Are there any special limitations my 2012 Hyundai Elantra has as far as towing. Total Weight it can safely tow? At what weight (the trailer) should I consider having brakes?

Should ALL enclosed (or not) trailers have brakes?

Please understand, I am a NOVICE at about everything...except shooting pool, driving and working.

Simple terms would be appreciated in your response, assuming I don't know the meaning of terminology associated with towing etc.

Thank you,



  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Member Posts: 867
    I have a 2012 Elantra GLS, have never towed with it. I used to have a 6x12 trailer but towed with a larger SUV. If your 6.12 trailer is anything like the one I had, it would probably be about all you would want to tow, empty. I found a pretty good discussion about towing with the Elantra here.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    I don't see how your Elantra could tow a 6X12 enclosed trailer even empty, much less with anything in it. Even if you bought the slickest, lightest aluminum 6 X 12, that would max out your car's towing capacity, even empty.

    So, short answer. Don't buy that size trailer.
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