2020 Highlander pulling a boat

How much can the 2020 Toyota Highlander tow?

2020 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity, Payload, and Cargo Space

While most people get a truck if they intend to do a lot of towing, there are plenty of situations where that’s just not an option. For instance, if you’re on a budget and have a large family, then getting a vehicle specifically to pull things isn’t really justifiable. Luckily, many SUVs are pretty capable when it comes down to it.

So then, exactly how much can the 2020 Toyota Highlander tow?


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Towing Capacity

2020 Highlander cargo bay showcase

The 2020 Toyota Highlander can pull up to 5,000 lbs when properly equipped. Every 2020 Highlander comes with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. That engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. While FWD is standard, AWD is available on all models. To help you while towing, the 2020 Highlander has trailer sway control to keep your trailer in-line with your vehicle. Downhill assist and hill-start assist help both during normal driving and while towing by moderating brake pressure on ascents and descents. With all these features working together, the 2020 Highlander can easily pull your fishing boat or the family camper.

Cargo Space and Payload

The 2020 Highlander can store a lot of stuff in addition to its towing capability. Since the Highlander is a three-row SUV, it has three different cargo bay dimensions. With all seats in place, it measures 16 cu-ft. With the rearmost seats folded down, that spaces triples to 48.4 cu-ft behind the second row. When both rear rows are folded down, the 2020 Highlander has 84.3 cu-ft of cargo room. And that space comes with a large payload. The 2020 Highlander can hold up to 1,685 lbs in its cargo bay.

Interested in the 2020 Highlander?

If you’d like to learn more about the 2020 Toyota Highlander, give Apple Valley Toyota a call. We’ll be happy to fill you in on vehicle specs, available features, financing options, and so much more.