Toad for Travato
You will likely need a toad much lighter than 3,500 lb::
GCWR = 11,500 lb.
GVWR = 9,350 lb.
empty weigh approx. 7,500 lb.
The maximum allowable weight of the toad is the GCWR of 11,500 lb minus the loaded weight of the Travato. We carry 1,500 to 1,600 lb. For us the maximum weight of the toad would be GCWR minus the loaded weight of the Travato:11,500 lb. - (7,500 lb. + 1,600 lb.) = 2,400 lb. You may travel lighter and be able to get near to a 2,700 or 2,800 lb toad. Keep in mind that you have to add the weight of the towing equipment to the total weight being towed. I believe all Honda HR-V's come with a CVT transmission, which makes them unsuitable for towing. A Honda Fit (2,450 lb. to 2,550 lb. is a much or reasonable toad for a Travato than is a Honda CR-V. if you travel extremely light (<1,000lb. total occupant and cargo), you might be able to tow a Subaru Impreza, some of which weigh < 3,000 lb.)