2020 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

July 16th, 2020 by

2020 Toyota Highlander towing a boat on lakeside road

How much can a Toyota Highlander tow? Thanks to an efficient and high-performance towing system, the 2020 Toyota Highlander towing capacity can reach 5,000 pounds. The durable and resilient new Toyota Highlander draws immense power from a sport-tuned V6 and wields it for impressive potential for adventures around Normal. Add to that a wealth of towing systems and performance-enhancing features, and the 2020 Highlander is ready for any task and weekend get-away. Learn more below with the Sam Leman Toyota Bloomington specialists.



How Much Can a Toyota Highlander Tow?: A Closer Look

Perfect for trailering a boat to your Morton lake spot or taking that smoker to your next barbeque competition, the 2020 Toyota Highlander towing capacity of 5,000 pounds is ready for action. It starts with an essential 3.5L V6 DOHC engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), but the story goes far beyond the powerful V6:

  • 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque
  • Direct shift, 8-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission
  • Stop and Start Engine System (S&S)

2020 Toyota Highlander Towing Features

While the new Toyota Highlander towing capacity is staggering in its own right, it’s the dynamic and intuitive safety and towing features that push the Highlander to new heights around Springfield and beyond:

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

2020 Toyota Highlander Cargo Space

Answering, “How much can a Toyota Highlander tow?” is only part of the picture. A maximum payload capacity of 1,685 pounds in the Toyota Highlander takes its adventuring capacity to the next level. Hauling, trailering, and off-road capacity are essentials thanks to the Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD and AWD Integrated Management systems, available on all Highlander configurations. Take a look below at the cargo volume specs:

  • Cargo volume third-row seats: 16 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind second-row seats: 48.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind front-row seats: 83.3 cubic feet

Rise Above with the Toyota Highlander in Bloomington

Interested in taking that impressive 2020 Toyota Highlander towing capacity on the road? Get in touch with our Bloomington team to start your application and learn more about this rugged SUV. Check out our used Toyota Highlander selection to find your next upgrade at a great value, or consider the new Toyota Hybrids for an ultra-efficient 2020 Highlander Hybrid option. If you are interested in other Toyota SUVs, take a look at our Highlander vs. 4Runner comparison.