2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity


The 2021 Toyota Highlander is a great family car. With its ample cabin space and its assortment of features, it makes heading out on a road trip or an adventure easy! However, if you’re planning a lengthy excursion, you may need extra cargo space or you may want to take along your boat or jet skis. So, having an idea of the Toyota Highlander’s towing capacity can be helpful 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, LA, 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!


Toyota Highlander Engine Specs

Toyota Highlander Engine Options & Performance

The Toyota Highlander towing capacity ranges, depending on which engine you choose with your SUV. The Highlander comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. This SUV also offers a Hybrid 2.5L 4-cylinder powertrain. This engine works with two permanent magnet synchronous motors—three with AWD—to produce 243 net horsepower.

Highlander Towing Capacity Range

As mentioned in the section above, the towing abilities of the Toyota Highlander vary based on the specific engine you select. The 3.5L V6 engine has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The Hybrid 2.5L 4-cylinder is able to pull up to 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.


Toyota Highlander Interior Space

Highlander Cargo Capacity

The 2021 Highlander can accommodate up to eight passengers with its 141.3 cubic feet of passenger space in the cabin. The vehicle includes three rows for your passengers with 16 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. The middle two rows can easily be folded down to accommodate larger materials or more cargo. When the third row is folded down, the cargo area expands to 48.4 cubic feet. Then, when the back two rows are completely folded down, the Highlander offers 84.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

Thinking Outside the Cabin

Now that you know the Toyota Highlander’s towing and cargo capacity, you’re aware of its ability to meet your needs for transporting gear. If you still need more cargo room and can’t sacrifice passenger space, getting a roof rack and cargo bag can help you bring more gear and materials along for the ride!


Get a Better Sense of the Toyota Highlander

At Bohn Toyota, we hope this guide to the Toyota Highlander towing capacity, cargo space, and engine performance has helped you get a sense of this vehicle’s abilities when it’s time to head out on a road trip. While this guide has provided much-needed information, you can learn even more by stopping by to see this SUV up close. Then, you can get behind the wheel to see how it handles on the road while checking out the spacious cabin.

Schedule a test drive of the 2021 Toyota Highlander at Bohn Toyota. We’re here to help drivers in Harvey, New Orleans, and Metairie, LA, learn all about their options so they can choose the vehicle that’s perfect for them!


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