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How Much Can a 2021 Toyota Highlander Tow?

Date: March 11th, 2021

A 2021 Toyota Highlander
Are you in the market for an SUV that can take Maple Shade roads like a boss and handle towing your trailer, your boat, or your jet skis? Then you should take a look at the new Toyota Highlander. How much can a Toyota Highlander tow? You might be surprised by the impressive Toyota Highlander towing capacity. Let’s delve into the details.

The 2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

So, how much can a Toyota Highlander tow, exactly? The new Highlander can tow an impressive 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. The exact towing capacity depends on which engine you choose. And that’s another great thing about this SUV – you can choose between a gas engine or a hybrid engine.

2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity by Engine Type

How much can a Toyota Highlander tow when you opt for the hybrid engine? Which trims are available in hybrid versions? Here’s a breakdown of the towing capacity by engine type and trim:

2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity – Gas Engine

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

2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity – Hybrid

  • 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 Engine Options

Would you like to know more about the engine options in the Highlander? Here are the details:

Regular Gas Engine Specs

  • Engine – 3.5L V6 engine
  • Horsepower – 295 hp
  • Torque- 263 lb-ft

Hybrid Engine Specs

  • Engine – 2.5L L4HV Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 24-Valve D-4S Injection Atkinson Cycle Engine with Dual VVT-iE
  • Horsepower – 243 hp
  • Torque – 175 lb-ft

Highlander Features That Optimize Towing

The Highlander comes with multiple features that will make it easier and safer to tow along our Marlton roads. Here are just a few:

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

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