Toyota Highlander Max Towing Capacity (2002 (2023)

Toyota Highlander Max. Towing

The Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 1,500 lbs and 5,000 lbs.

For example, the 2022 L AWD trim model has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs., while the 2019 LE 4 Cyl. FWD trim model has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 lbs.

All towing capacities are braked capacities. This means that the trailer being towed has a braking system installed to assist with the vehicle's own braking. The towing capacities for trailers without brakes will be much less.

Confirm all towing capacities with the owner's manual.

Scroll down for detailed information on your particular Toyota Highlandermodel year.

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Toyota Highlander Max Towing Capacity (2002 (1)
  • a fishing boat and trailer usually weighs between 900 lbs. to 6,000 lbs.
  • a tent trailer typically weighs between 1,000 lbs. to 1,500 lbs.
  • a fifth-wheel travel trailer averages between 12,000 lbs. to 15,000 lbs.

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2022 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2022 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 3500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

2022 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
Hybrid LE AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid LE FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Limited AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Limited FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Platinum AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Platinum FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid XLE AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid XLE FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid XLE Bronze AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid XLE Bronze FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
L AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
L FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
LE AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
LE FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Platinum AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Platinum FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XLE AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XLE FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XSE AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XSE FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs

2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2021 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 3500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
Hybrid LE AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid LE FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Limited AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Limited FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Platinum AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Platinum FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid XLE AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid XLE FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
L AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
L FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
LE AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
LE FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Platinum AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Platinum FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XLE AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XLE FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XSE AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XSE FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
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2020 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2020 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 3500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

2020 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
Hybrid LE AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid LE FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Limited AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Limited FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Platinum AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid Platinum FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid XLE AWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
Hybrid XLE FWD2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
L AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
L FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
LE AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
LE FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Platinum AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Platinum FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XLE AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XLE FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D L 2WD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D L AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE AWD Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE AWD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited AWD Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited AWD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Platinum 2WD Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Platinum 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Platinum AWD Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Platinum AWD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 2WD Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE AWD 4 Cyl. Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE AWD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE Navigation 2WD Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE Navigation 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE Navigation AWD Hybrid2.5L3,500 lbs243 hp175 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE Navigation AWD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
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2019 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2019 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

2019 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
Hybrid LE V6 AWD3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
Hybrid Limited V6 AWD3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
Hybrid XLE V6 AWD3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
LE 4 Cyl. FWD2.7L1,500 lbs185 hp184 ft-lbs
LE V6 AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
LE V6 FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
LE Plus V6 AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
LE Plus V6 FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited V6 AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited V6 FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited Platinum V6 AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Limited Platinum V6 FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SE V6 AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SE V6 FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XLE V6 AWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
XLE V6 FWD3.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
Util 4D Limited Platinum 4WD Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD 4 Cyl.2.7L1,500 lbs185 hp184 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 4WD V6 Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V6 Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited Platinum 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited Platinum 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 4WD V6 Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs

2018 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2018 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

2018 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
Util 4D Limited Platinum 4WD Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD 4 Cyl.2.7L1,500 lbs185 hp184 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 4WD V6 Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V6 Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited Platinum 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited Platinum 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 4WD V6 Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
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2017 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2017 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

2017 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
Util 4D Limited Platinum 4WD Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD 4 Cyl.2.7L1,500 lbs185 hp184 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 4WD V6 Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V6 Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited Platinum 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited Platinum 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs295 hp263 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 4WD V6 Hybrid3.5L3,500 lbs306 hp215 ft-lbs
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2016 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2016 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

2016 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
SUV 4D LE 2WD 4 Cyl.2.7L1,500 lbs185 hp184 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L3,500 lbs280 hp215 ft-lbs

2015 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2015 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

2015 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
SUV 4D LE 2WD 4 Cyl.2.7L1,500 lbs185 hp184 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 4WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 2WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 4WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L3,500 lbs280 hp215 ft-lbs

2014 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2014 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
SUV 4D LE 2WD 4 Cyl.2.7L1,500 lbs185 hp184 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 2WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE 4WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 2WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D LE Plus 4WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D XLE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L3,500 lbs280 hp215 ft-lbs

2013 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2013 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 5000 lbs.

2013 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
SUV 4D 2WD 4 Cyl.2.7L1,500 lbs187 hp186 ft-lbs
SUV 4D 2WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D 4WD V63.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Plus 2WD 4 Cyl.2.7L1,500 lbs187 hp186 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Plus 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Plus 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 2WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D SE 4WD V63.5L5,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
SUV 4D 4WD V63.5L3,500 lbs231 hp215 ft-lbs
SUV 4D Limited 4WD V63.5L3,500 lbs231 hp215 ft-lbs

2012 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

The 2012 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs.

2012 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageAll
Max. Towing Capacity3,500 lbs

2011 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

The 2011 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs.

2011 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageAll
Max. Towing Capacity3,500 lbs

2010 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2010 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 1500 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2010 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
4 Cyl. SUV 4D 2WD2.7L1,500 lbs187 hp186 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 2WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 4WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 2WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 4WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Sport 2WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Sport 4WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 4WD3.3L3,500 lbs209 hp212 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 4WD3.3L3,500 lbs209 hp212 ft-lbs

2009 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2009 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 2000 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2009 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
V6 SUV 4D 2WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 4WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 2WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 4WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Sport 2WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Sport 4WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp248 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 4WD3.3L3,500 lbs209 hp212 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 4WD3.3L3,500 lbs209 hp212 ft-lbs

2008 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2008 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 2000 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2008 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
V6 SUV 4D 2WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp249 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 4WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp249 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 2WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp249 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 4WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp249 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Sport 2WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp249 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Sport 4WD3.5L2,000 lbs270 hp249 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 4WD3.3L3,500 lbs209 hp212 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 4WD3.3L3,500 lbs209 hp212 ft-lbs

2004 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2004 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 3000 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2004 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
4 Cyl. SUV 4D 2WD2.4L3,000 lbs160 hp165 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D 4WD2.4L3,000 lbs160 hp165 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 2WD3.3L3,500 lbs230 hp242 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 4WD3.3L3,500 lbs230 hp242 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 2WD3.3L3,500 lbs230 hp 242 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 4WD3.3L3,500 lbs230 hp242 ft-lbs

2003 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2003 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 3000 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2003 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
4 Cyl. SUV 4D 2WD2.4L3,000 lbs155 hp163 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D 4WD2.4L3,000 lbs155 hp163 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 2WD3.0L3,500 lbs220 hp222 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 4WD3.0L3,500 lbs220 hp222 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 2WD3.0L3,500 lbs220 hp222 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 4WD3.0L3,500 lbs220 hp222 ft-lbs

2002 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

Depending on trim level, the 2002 Toyota Highlander has a towing capacity between 3000 lbs and 3500 lbs.

2002 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity Table
Trim/ Option PackageEngineMax. Towing CapacityHorsepowerTorque
4 Cyl. SUV 4D 2WD2.4L3,000 lbs155 hp163 ft-lbs
4 Cyl. SUV 4D 4WD2.4L3,000 lbs155 hp163 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 2WD3.0L3,500 lbs220 hp222 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D 4WD3.0L3,500 lbs220 hp222 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 2WD3.0L3,500 lbs220 hp222 ft-lbs
V6 SUV 4D Limited 4WD3.0L3,500 lbs220 hp222 ft-lbs

Other Toyota Highlander Specifications

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Oil Capacity

Seating Capacity

Steering Wheel Size

Timing Belt Or Chain?

Turning Radius

Vehicle Dimensions

Vehicle Weight

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Wiper Blade Size

FAQs

Can a Highlander really tow 5000 lbs? ›

The 2021 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

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.

Can a Toyota Highlander tow 3000 pounds? ›

All Highlanders that have a four-cylinder engine can tow up to 3,500 lbs. That's a lot, but it isn't even close to the V6 engine found in the Highlander XLE. It comes standard with continuous all-wheel-drive and can tow as much as some trucks – up to 5,000 lbs.

How much can a 2003 Toyota Highlander pull? ›

3,500 lbs.

Which Highlander has the highest towing capacity? ›

The 2021 Toyota Highlander towing capacity

If you want to maximize your Toyota Highlander towing capacity, then you'll want to go with the XLE trim, which gives you a capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. If you choose the Hybrid LE or Hybrid XLE, your towing capacity will be limited to 3,500 pounds.

What year Highlander can tow 5000 lbs? ›

2021 Fourth-Generation Toyota Highlanders can tow up to 5,000lbs. The 2021 Toyota Highlander is part of the vehicle's fourth generation. It features a 295-0-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder gasoline engine.

How do I increase the towing capacity of my Toyota Highlander? ›

Increase the towing capacity of your Toyota Highlander by utilizing the following tips: Add a weight-distribution hitch to increase control and stability. Get new brake pads and rotors for safer stopping with bigger loads. Purchase a bigger radiator to improve the engine's ability to eliminate heat.

What older vehicles can tow 10000 lbs? ›

10 Best Used Trucks for Towing
Year/ModelTowing CapacityGross Weight
2017 Ford F-1508,000 lbs6,010 to 7,050 lbs
2017 Ram 150010,140 lbs6,025 to 6,945 lbs
2016 Ford F-35012,500 lbs10,000 to 11,000 lbs
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD14,500 lbs9,300 to 9,900 lbs
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Can a Highlander tow 6000 lbs? ›

6,000 lbs. 6,000 lbs. 6,270 lbs. Once you've identified the Toyota Highlander that you have (or are interested in) you can start looking at the camper options that are available to you!
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What Campers Can a Toyota Highlander Tow?
Camper TypeDry Weight
Classic Travel Trailer2,200-7,800 lbs.
Teardrop Trailer520-2,000 lbs.
Airstream2,500-4,000 lbs.
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Can you tow over 10000 lbs? ›

Section 12804.9(b)(1)(A) of the California Vehicle Code (CVC) classifies a Class A CDL and allows operation of a vehicle, or combination of vehicles, when a vehicle being towed has a GVWR or GVW of more than 10,000 pounds. This license is valid for both commercial and noncommercial (recreational) towing.

Can a Highlander tow more than a 4Runner? ›

In fact, there's no difference between the Toyota Highlander and 4Runner towing capabilities: With its 3.5L V6 engine, the Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with an optional tow package, which includes a tow hitch, a modified cooling system, as well as enhanced brakes and suspension.

What vehicles can tow over 3500kg? ›

Cars with highest towing capacity
  • Ford Ranger.
  • Land Rover Discovery 4.
  • Mercedes Sprinter.
  • SsangYong Rexton.
  • Audi Q7.
  • Land Rover Defender.
  • Volkswagen Touareg.
  • Mitsubishi L200.
27 Apr 2022

How many miles can a 2003 Toyota Highlander last? ›

How Long Does a Toyota Highlander Last? The Toyota Highlander is one of the longest-lasting midsize SUVs available, with the ability to continue running up to 300,000 miles after your drive it off the lot.

Does the Highlander tow well? ›

2022 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

So how much can a Toyota Highlander tow? This Toyota SUV offers a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped with the optional Tow Package installed.

What Toyota can tow 3500kg? ›

There are several trucks that will be able to tow 3,500kg, although not all of them. The Toyota Hilux, Isuzu D-Max and Ssangyong Musso are capable of towing the maximum 3,500kg while others are capable of doing so if you pick the right model.

Is Highlander bigger than pilot? ›

The 2022 Honda Pilot is modestly larger and roomier than the 2022 Toyota Highlander, but otherwise, they match up closely. Both have a standard V6 engine. Toyota also offers a hybrid Highlander for buyers seeking better fuel economy.

Can a Highlander tow a small camper? ›

This includes camping. If you own a camper or trailer, then the Highlander can be the ideal SUV for you as it can tow both vehicles. With that being said, there are many different Highlander models out there; each with their own towing capacities ranging from 1,500-5,000 pounds.

Is a Toyota Highlander good for towing a boat? ›

The Toyota Highlander SUV can tow 5,000 pounds easily. This weight is a large amount of weight for an SUV and is impressive in its own right. Towing 5,000 pounds makes it possible to pull a medium-sized flatbed trailer, a medium-sized enclosed trailer, or even a medium-sized boat or a small boat and trailer.

How much can a Highlander tow without the tow package? ›

Older model years of the Highlander have different braked towing capacities depending on their engine and towing package. However, the unbraked towing capacity has remained the same at 1,000 lbs, regardless of the model year, engine, and towing package.

What happens if you exceed towing capacity? ›

Max towing capacity should not be taken lightly. Exceeding what your vehicle is designed to tow can strain your engine and transmission, accelerate brake wear, damage your tires and even warp your chassis. This could in turn trigger catastrophic failure while driving and could lead to property damage or serious injury.

Should you max out your towing capacity? ›

Manufacturers will stress that you should never exceed your vehicle's towing capacity. We would add that, for safety reasons, it's best to never come within 10% of that total.

Can you upgrade towing capacity? ›

If you want to know how to increase tow ball weight capacity, you need to check with the manufacturer, to see if it can be done with a different tow bar. In some cases, there are aftermarket products that will do this too; suspension/chassis/tow bar upgrades.

What is the 85 towing rule? ›

For safe towing it is recommended by many towing experts that a novice should keep the fully laden weight of the caravan no heavier than 85% of the kerbweight of the tow car. This is known as the 85% rule. Bear in mind that it is a guide and not legally enforceable.

How big of a trailer can a 1/2 ton truck pull? ›

The tow ratings on most half-ton trucks range from 6,500 to 10,000 lbs. If your trailer is less than that, you should be ok, provided you don't overload it.

What vehicles can pull a 4000 lb trailer? ›

Best Trucks for Maximum Towing Capacity
  • Ford Maverick | 4000 pounds. VIEW PHOTOS. ...
  • Hyundai Santa Cruz | 5000 pounds. VIEW PHOTOS. ...
  • Honda Ridgeline | 5000 pounds. VIEW PHOTOS. ...
  • Nissan Frontier | 6720 pounds. VIEW PHOTOS. ...
  • Toyota Tacoma | 6800 pounds. ...
  • Ford Ranger | 7500 pounds. ...
  • GMC Hummer EV | 7500 pounds. ...
  • Jeep Gladiator | 7650 pounds.
23 Sept 2022

Can a car tow 5000 lbs? ›

To get at least a 5,000-pound capacity in an SUV, though, you'll have to step up into a midsize model. Some compact SUVs get close to the mark, but don't quite hit that threshold. The Chevrolet Blazer and Jeep Cherokee are a couple examples, as each will tow 4,500 pounds when properly equipped.

What model Highlander has towing package? ›

The 2021 Highlander is powered by a standard 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. All Trim Levels, including the L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited and Platinum, feature a 2021 Highlander towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.

Which Toyota can tow the most weight? ›

You can enjoy a 2023 Toyota Sequoia towing capacity of 9,520 lbs with integrated brake controller. Not only that, Loveland drivers can enjoy features such as the i-FORCE MAX Twin Turbo V6 Hybrid Powertrain with 437 hp and 583lb-ft of torque as well as 22/20 MPG.

Do sway bars increase towing capacity? ›

Well, our technical answer is no, a weight distribution hitch will not actually increase the towing capacity of your vehicle. Ensuring that you stay within your manufacturer's towing capacity is incredibly important for your safety and other drivers on the road.

What size truck will pull 8000 lbs? ›

For long trips or frequent towing at or more than 8,000 lbs, a heavy duty (2500) pickup truck is recommended.

What size truck will pull 15000 lbs? ›

TruckGross Vehicle Weight RatingTowing Capacity
Ford F-25010,000 lbs15,000 lbs
Chevy Silverado 2500HD9,500 lbs14,500 lbs
GMC Sierra 2500HD9,900 lbs14,500 lbs
Ram 250010,000 lbs15,080 lbs
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Which is bigger 4Runner or Highlander? ›

Bottom Line: The Toyota Highlander is bigger than the 4Runner and much more spacious for humans in just about every measure. The main reason for this is down to the way they are constructed. Where the Highlander has a unibody construction, the 4Runner is a body on frame.

What Toyota SUV tows the most? ›

Non-Hybrid Towing Capacity
  • 2021 4Runner – 5,000 lbs.
  • 2021 C-HR – 1,322 lbs.
  • 2021 Highlander – 5,000 lbs.
  • 2021 Land Cruiser – 8,100 lbs.
  • 2021 RAV4 – 3,500 lbs.
  • 2021 Sequoia – 7,400 lbs.
21 Jul 2021

Which tows better the Highlander or the pilot? ›

The Pilot's towing capacity sits at 5,000 pounds max. The Highlander offers similar stats, with 295 horsepower and front-wheel drive also standard. Several variations of all-wheel-drive are available, and 5,000 pounds is the max towing capacity.

When can I tow 3500kg? ›

If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you're now allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM . Check your car's handbook to find out its gross train weight (GTW). This is the total allowable weight of the car plus the trailer plus the load.

What does 3500kg towing capacity mean? ›

GCM AND TOWING CAPACITY

For example, let's say the maximum GCM allowable for your vehicle is 6000kg and it has a 3500kg braked towing capacity. In theory this means a vehicle weight (GVM) of up to 2500kg in order to tow 3500kg.

Can you tow more than 3.5 tonne? ›

If you wish to tow a trailer weighing more than 750kg and where the combined weight of the towing vehicle and trailer is greater than 3.5 tonnes, you will need to pass a further test to obtain B+E entitlement on your licence.

What is the best year Highlander to buy? ›

The best years of the Toyota Highlander to search for are 2020 and 2004. You might want to avoid the 2019 year of this sport utility vehicle, if possible. With such a long reliability history, there are plenty of other years to choose from.

Are older Highlanders reliable? ›

The Highlander has proven to be an extremely safe SUV over time. However, some reliability issues have been reported. You should avoid the 2001 and 2005 model years for the Highlander's first generation (2001-2007). These vehicles are reportedly plagued by costly problems, like engine or transmission replacements.

Does a 2003 Toyota Highlander have a timing belt or chain? ›

About Timing Belt Replacement

Newer models use timing belts made of polyurethane and Kevlar for long life and durability. They can go as long as 100,000 miles although it's always a good idea to change it before then. Belt failure can cause extensive damage to the valves, pistons and other internal parts of the engine.

What are the common problems with Toyota Highlanders? ›

Top Toyota Highlander Problems
  • Fuel Tank and A/C Condenser Issues. The 2020 redesign has been reported to have issues with its fuel tank. ...
  • Defective Airbags. ...
  • Excessive Wind Noise. ...
  • Interior Problems. ...
  • Oil Leaks and Loss of Oil Pressure. ...
  • Faulty Ignition Coils. ...
  • Disconnected Air Filter Housing Hose. ...
  • Battery Problems.
9 Oct 2022

Does a Highlander hold its value? ›

Compared to other SUVs in its class and compared to other Toyota SUV models, the Highlander offers some of the best resale values. In fact, after five years, a Highlander retains 46.3% of its value, beating every SUV in its class when it comes to value.

What is my towing capacity? ›

You can find your truck's towing capacity in the owner's manual or calculate it on your own. To find your truck's towing capacity, subtract your truck's curb weight from its Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating (GCVWR). The GCVWR is the maximum weight of your loaded truck and the weight of its attached trailer.

How do you work out towing capacity? ›

To calculate the maximum weight your car can tow, all you need to do is subtract the gross vehicle weight (GVW) from the gross train weight (GTW). This is the absolute maximum weight your vehicle can tow.

What has the highest tow capacity? ›

1. 2022 Ram 3500. The 2022 Dodge Ram 3500 is the most powerful truck for towing for 2022. It's among the most heavy-duty towing trucks with a choice of capacity options from 18,000 pounds to a diesel version that has a towing capacity of up to 37,090 pounds.

Which is bigger RAV4 or Highlander? ›

The biggest differences between the RAV4 and Highlander are related to interior volume and performance options. The Highlander is the larger SUV with 159 cubic feet of cargo space to the RAV4's 139.

What sits higher Highlander or RAV4? ›

The Highlander Hybrid sits a standard 8-inches from the ground, with the RAV4 Hybrid sitting a little higher at 8.4-inches. When it comes to mileage the RAV4 Hybrid edges out the Highlander Hybrid with an excellent 38 highway MPG versus the Highlander Hybrid at a max 35 highway MPG.

Is a Highlander better than a Land Cruiser? ›

The Land Cruiser also offers high torque of 650 Nm compared to Highlander which produces 239 Nm. But the Highlander offers good fuel consumption of 8.93 km/l to 12.33 km/l, which is very good compared to the Land Cruiser which offers 5.53 km/l – 7.23 km/l.

Which is better for towing 4Runner or Highlander? ›

In fact, there's no difference between the Toyota Highlander and 4Runner towing capabilities: With its 3.5L V6 engine, the Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with an optional tow package, which includes a tow hitch, a modified cooling system, as well as enhanced brakes and suspension.

Can a Highlander tow 6000 lbs? ›

6,000 lbs. 6,000 lbs. 6,270 lbs. Once you've identified the Toyota Highlander that you have (or are interested in) you can start looking at the camper options that are available to you!
...
What Campers Can a Toyota Highlander Tow?
Camper TypeDry Weight
Classic Travel Trailer2,200-7,800 lbs.
Teardrop Trailer520-2,000 lbs.
Airstream2,500-4,000 lbs.
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What vehicles have a towing capacity of 5000 lbs? ›

2022 Midsize Crossover/SUV tow rating chart
Make/ModelEngineMax. Towing Cap.
Toyota 4Runner4.0L V65,000 lbs.
Toyota Highlander3.5L V65,000 lbs.
Volkswagen Atlas3.6L V65,000 lbs.
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport3.6L V65,000 lbs.
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What weight can a Highlander tow? ›

2022 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

The Highlander is built with a standard 3.5L V6 engine. So how much can a Toyota Highlander tow? This Toyota SUV offers a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped with the optional Tow Package installed.

Is a Highlander better than a Land Cruiser? ›

The Land Cruiser also offers high torque of 650 Nm compared to Highlander which produces 239 Nm. But the Highlander offers good fuel consumption of 8.93 km/l to 12.33 km/l, which is very good compared to the Land Cruiser which offers 5.53 km/l – 7.23 km/l.

Does 4Runner and Highlander have same engine? ›

4Runner vs Highlander Engine Specs & Performance

The Toyota 4Runner comes standard with a 4.0L V6 engine that's mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. This engine can produce 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. The Highlander, on the other hand, comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine.

What Toyota SUV tows the most? ›

Non-Hybrid Towing Capacity
  • 2021 4Runner – 5,000 lbs.
  • 2021 C-HR – 1,322 lbs.
  • 2021 Highlander – 5,000 lbs.
  • 2021 Land Cruiser – 8,100 lbs.
  • 2021 RAV4 – 3,500 lbs.
  • 2021 Sequoia – 7,400 lbs.
21 Jul 2021

Can a Highlander tow a small camper? ›

This includes camping. If you own a camper or trailer, then the Highlander can be the ideal SUV for you as it can tow both vehicles. With that being said, there are many different Highlander models out there; each with their own towing capacities ranging from 1,500-5,000 pounds.

Can a car tow 5000 lbs? ›

To get at least a 5,000-pound capacity in an SUV, though, you'll have to step up into a midsize model. Some compact SUVs get close to the mark, but don't quite hit that threshold. The Chevrolet Blazer and Jeep Cherokee are a couple examples, as each will tow 4,500 pounds when properly equipped.

What model Highlander has towing package? ›

The 2021 Highlander is powered by a standard 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. All Trim Levels, including the L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited and Platinum, feature a 2021 Highlander towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.

What older vehicles can tow 10000 lbs? ›

10 Best Used Trucks for Towing
Year/ModelTowing CapacityGross Weight
2017 Ford F-1508,000 lbs6,010 to 7,050 lbs
2017 Ram 150010,140 lbs6,025 to 6,945 lbs
2016 Ford F-35012,500 lbs10,000 to 11,000 lbs
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD14,500 lbs9,300 to 9,900 lbs
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Is AWD better for towing? ›

Both AWD and 4WD will provide better traction than two-wheel drive vehicles in most everyday driving scenarios in winter weather. Large trucks and SUVs are great for towing and hauling heavy loads and usually come with 4WD over AWD. That means buyers that need to tow heavy loads should consider 4WD.

Which Toyota can tow the most weight? ›

You can enjoy a 2023 Toyota Sequoia towing capacity of 9,520 lbs with integrated brake controller. Not only that, Loveland drivers can enjoy features such as the i-FORCE MAX Twin Turbo V6 Hybrid Powertrain with 437 hp and 583lb-ft of torque as well as 22/20 MPG.

Is a Toyota Highlander good for towing a boat? ›

The Toyota Highlander SUV can tow 5,000 pounds easily. This weight is a large amount of weight for an SUV and is impressive in its own right. Towing 5,000 pounds makes it possible to pull a medium-sized flatbed trailer, a medium-sized enclosed trailer, or even a medium-sized boat or a small boat and trailer.

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