Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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It really depends on the car and manufacturer. If there's no tow rating, don't tow with that car. E.g., the Ford Fusion is larger and more powerful than my old Golf but is not rated for towing.[/QUOTE]
Yet the European Mondeo is the same car, and rated for towing 1475kg (over 3000 lbs!). The lack of towing rating is really a marketing decision - they would rather people bought a separate tow vehicle, eg SUV or pick-up, on which they make a much better margin.
There really is not a car made that can't tow 300lbs in complete safety.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay