How Much Can a Toyota Highlander Tow?

March 29th, 2019 by

2019 Toyota Highlander on the highway

If you’re anything like most of the growing families near Provo, you depend on your SUV for just about everything. And If you’ve been considering a new three-row SUV from Toyota, you’ll need to be able to answer the question, “How much can a Toyota Highlander tow?” before you can make a final decision. The team at Brent Brown Toyota has your back: When properly equipped, the 2019 Toyota Highlander towing capacity tops out at 5,000 pounds.

 

2019 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity by Engine


The baseline trim of the 2019 Highlander comes standard with a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine. In this configuration, you’ll be able to tow up to 1,500 pounds.

On every trim other than the base LE, a 3.5-liter V6 engine replaces the equipment described above. With this setup, the 2019 Toyota Highlander towing capacity increases to an impressive 5,000 pounds.
If you decide to opt for a hybrid version of the 2019 Toyota Highlander, you’ll be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Toyota Highlander: Performance Features

Engine size is one of the most important factors in vehicle performance, but it certainly isn’t the only thing you should consider when choosing a new ride. Compare the horsepower and torque of each engine before exploring the other Highlander performance features:

  • 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine
    • 185 hp
    • 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5-Liter V6 Engine
    • 295 hp
    • 263 lb-ft of torque

Here, we’ve listed a few of the other features that make the Highlander a force to be reckoned with:

  • 6-Speed Electronically-Controlled Transmission with Intelligence
  • Available Direct-Shift 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Available All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Dynamic Torque-Control
  • Reinforced Unibody Construction
  • Available Heavy-duty radiator with engine oil cooler
  • Toyota Highlander: Passenger and Cargo Space

You don’t have to hook up a trailer to carry tons of cargo in the 2019 Toyota Highlander. This SUV offers 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space when all seats are upright, and up to 83.7 cubic feet with all seats flat.

The Highlander comes standard with room for eight passengers. Those who decide to upgrade with 2nd-row captain’s chairs will be able to seat seven. Its spacious and smartly-designed cabin offers 44.2 inches, 38.4 inches, and 27.7 inches of legroom in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rows, respectively.

2019 Toyota Highlander at the campsite

Find a New Toyota Highlander for Sale at Brent Brown Toyota!

Now that you’ve seen how much a Toyota Highlander can tow, you might be interested in seeing how this SUV compares to a top competitor like the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. You can also see how it measures up against other Toyota vehicles like the 2019 Toyota Sequoia and the 2019 Toyota 4Runner.

If you’ve already made your decision, take a look at our inventory to find the perfect new Toyota Highlander for your Draper and Salt Lake City drives. We can’t wait to see you behind the wheel, so check out our special offers and apply for financing today!

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