Nolan 5pts Very uninformed. Just looking at the manufacturer's stated tow rating in the North American market offers little insight. The fact that the Corolla is rated to tow more than larger and more powerful vehicles should have been the first hint to the author that more factors are at play. It isn't ironic that the Corolla can tow more, it is actually pragmatic. Owners of the affordable, more practical vehicle might be more likely to need to tow with it, so Toyota offers the permission. It's a matter of calculated risk on the part of the manufacturer. For instance buyers of the Cadillac are more likely to have high income and could buy another GM vehicle to tow with so therefore GM can minimize liability and perhaps make another sale by stating a lower tow rating. In actuality most vehicles can tow a lot more than they are rated for.