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Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander makes for a great family car, with its ample cabin space and its assortment of features, it makes heading on a road trip or adventure easy! However, if you're planning a lengthy excursion, you may run out of cargo space or you need to take the boat or jet skis, having an idea of the Toyota Highlander towing capacity can be helpful for when it's time to decide on your next car.

At Bohn Toyota, we're here to help drivers in Harvey, New Orleans, and Metairie learn more about the Highlander and its towing capacity and cargo space so you can decide if it's the right SUV for your next adventure!

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Toyota Highlander Engine Options & Performance

Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander towing capacity ranges, depending on which engine you choose with your SUV. The Highlander comes standard with a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Drivers looking for more power may want to opt for the 3.5L V6, which delivers 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. This SUV also offers a Hybrid 3.5L V6 which produces 306 net horsepower.

Highlander Towing Capacity Range

As you saw the range of power in the section above, the towing abilities of the Toyota Highlander vary based on the specific engine that you select. The base level 2.7L 4-cylinder engine allows the SUV to tow 1,500 pounds. The 3.5L V6 engine, on the other hand, expands the towing capacity to 5,000 pounds. The Hybrid 3.5L V6 towing capacity rests in between these ranges at 3,500 pounds. So if you're looking to tow a boat or some heavier materials, the V6 option may be what you're looking for.

Highlander Cargo Capacity

Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander can accommodate seven passengers with its 145 cubic feet of passenger space in the cabin. The vehicle includes three rows for your passengers with 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. The middle two rows can easily be folded down to accommodate for larger materials, or more cargo. When the third row is folded down, the cargo area expands to 42.3 cubic feet. However, when the last two rows are completely folded down, the Highlander offers 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

Thinking Outside the Cabin

Now that you're aware of the Toyota Highlander towing abilities and cargo capacity, you're aware of the limitations. However, if you can't sacrifice passenger space and still need more room for cargo while towing some considerable equipment, getting a roof rack and cargo bag can help you bring more cargo and materials on the road!

Get a Better Sense of the Toyota Highlander

At Bohn Toyota, we hope that this guide on the Toyota Highlander towing capacity, cargo space, and engine performance helped you get a sense of this vehicle's abilities for when it's time to head off on a road trip. While this guide helped you learn a lot, you can learn even more by dropping by and seeing this SUV up close. You can even get behind the wheel to see how it handles while checking out the spacious cabin.

Schedule a test drive with the Toyota Highlander at Bohn Toyota. We're here to help drivers in Harvey, New Orleans, and Metairie learn all about their options so they can choose the vehicle that's perfect for them!


2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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