2016 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size SUV manufactured by Toyota. The Toyota Highlander was introduced in 2001. The main competitors of the Toyota Highlander are the Honda Pilot, the Ford Explorer, and the Nissan Pathfinder.

In this article, we will explore the towing capability of the 2016 Toyota Highlander.


How much can the 2016 Toyota Highlander tow?

The 2016 Toyota Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Please note, the towing capacity will vary based on factors such as engine type, drivetrain and whether or not your vehicle is equipped with a towing package. If you are unsure of your vehicle’s towing capacity, please contact your local dealership for details.

Towing Capacity By Engine and Drivetrain

The 2016 Toyota Highlander is powered by 3 different engine options. A 2.7L 4-cylinder engine, a 3.5L V6 engine and a 3.5L V6 hybrid engine. 

The towing capacity of the Highlander will vary based on certain factors like engine, drivetrain and trim level. We’ve broken out the maximum towing capacities by engine below:

2.7L 4-Cylinder Engine Towing Capacity – 1,500 lbs

3.5L V6 Engine Towing Capacity – 5,000 lbs

3.5L V6 Hybrid Engine Towing Capacity – 3,500 lbs


Towing Capacity By Trim Level

2016 Toyota Highlander LE Towing Capacity – 1,500 lbs

2016 Toyota Highlander LE Plus Towing Capacity – 5,000 lbs

2016 Toyota Highlander XLE Towing Capacity – 5,000 lbs

2016 Toyota Highlander Limited Towing Capacity – 5,000 lbs


Highlander Towing Capacity vs Competitors

The 2016 Toyota Highlander offers decent towing capability for its class. Let’s take a look at how the 2016 Toyota Highlander stacks up against its direct competitors.

2016 Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Towing Capacity: 8,400 pounds

2016 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity: 5,600 pounds

2016 GMC Yukon Towing Capacity: 8,400 pounds

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Towing Capacity: 7,200 pounds

2016 Honda Pilot Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds

2016 Toyota 4Runner Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds

2016 Dodge Durango Towing Capacity: 8,700 pounds


Toyota SUV Towing Chart


Toyota SUV Model Towing Capacity (lbs)
2016 Toyota Rav4 3,500
2016 Toyota Highlander 5,000
2016 Toyota 4Runner 5,000
2016 Toyota Sequoia 7,400


Source: https://www.toyota.com/highlander

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