2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

January 30th, 2021 by

2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Boat
If you’re like a lot of our Cleveland customers, you’re considering the new Toyota Highlander, but you need a vehicle that can tow your boat, jet skis, or ATVs on the weekend.

So, how much can a Toyota Highlander tow, exactly? That depends on whether you opt for a gas or hybrid version. Both have impressive trailering capabilities, but the gas engine offers the optimal towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Let’s delve into the details.

Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity by Trim

How much can a Toyota Highlander tow when equipped with a gas engine? What about the hybrid versions? Here are the specs:

2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity – Gas Engine

  • Highlander L – 5,000 pounds
  • Highlander LE – 5,000 pounds
  • Highlander XLE – 5,000 pounds
  • Highlander Limited – 5,000 pounds
  • Highlander Platinum – 5,000 pounds

2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity – Hybrid

  • Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity
  • Highlander Hybrid LE – 3,500 pounds
  • Highlander Hybrid XLE – 3,500 pounds
  • Highlander Hybrid Limited – 3,500 pounds
  • Highlander Hybrid Platinum – 3,500 pounds

2021 Toyota Highlander Engines

The regular gas and Hybrid versions have different towing capacities because they have different engines. Here are the individual engine specs:

Regular Gas Engine Specs

  • Engine – 3.5-liter V6 Engine
  • Horsepower – 295 hp
  • Torque- 263 lb.-ft.

Hybrid Engine Specs

  • Engine – 2.5-liter 4cylinder gas/electric CVT Engine
  • Horsepower – 243 hp
  • Torque – 175 lb.-ft.

Toyota Highlander Towing-Related Features

It’s not just about towing capacity. The new Highlander comes with multiple features that make towing safer and easier. Here are just a few:

  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD
  • AWD Integrated Management
  • Downhill Assist Control
  • Hill Start Assist Control

Check Out the New Toyota Highlander at Metro Toyota

We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. Our dealership is just a short drive away from Brunswick, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, contact us today!

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