Black 2016 Tooyta Highlander with Small Trailer and Family Eating Lunch

How Much Can the 2016 Toyota Highlander Tow?

Official 2016 Toyota Highlander Power and Towing Specs

Family vacations and camping trips are the highlight of any summer, and when you are towing a trailer to distant campgrounds it is important to have a vehicle that is capable. Tailor-made for the family on the go, the 2016 Toyota Highlander is powerful, athletic, efficient and family friendly. Delve deeper into the official 2016 Toyota Highlander power and towing specs at Downeast Toyota to see how capable the three-row crossover truly is.

Toyota Highlander Engine Options and Performance Specs

Available with three engine options, the 2016 Toyota Highlander provides athletic power in addition to frugal fuel-economy rankings that won’t break the bank. Standard Toyota Highlander models employ a 185-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. Toyota Highlander editions can be equipped with Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive to further amplify performance.

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Drivers who require more power will find that the 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine will provide plenty. Standard on all trim levels except the base Highlander LE, the potent six-cylinder engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. In testing, an all-wheel drive Toyota Highlander equipped with the 3.5-liter V-6 went from zero to 60 mph in a quick 7.3 seconds. A Toyota Highlander Hybrid provides the best of both worlds, pairing a refined 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a high-torque electric motor to make 280 horsepower and 27 mpg in the city.

Pearl 2016 Toyota Highlander Front and Side Exterior
Pearl 2016 Toyota Highlander Rear Exterior

Toyota Highlander Towing Package and Features

A new asset for families on the go is a standard Towing Package that is paired with the six-cylinder Highlander powertrain. When properly equipped, the Toyota Highlander adds a heavy-duty radiator with an engine oil cooler, a 200-watt fan coupling, a transmission oil cooler and a heavy-duty 150-amp alternator. Together these elements allow the V-6-powered Toyota Highlander to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

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Even standard four-cylinder Toyota Highlander editions provide plenty of towing power for many families, with a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds when properly equipped. Should you choose the power-packed and fuel-efficient Toyota Highlander Hybrid, rest assured you will still have plenty of towing power at your disposal. Hybrid models fit for towing feature a heavy-duty radiator, engine oil cooler, 240-watt fan and a supplemental transmission oil cooler that contribute to a 3,500-pound towing capacity.

A fan favorite for many families in the Bangor area, the Toyota Highlander will check all the boxes. With a better understanding of the official 2016 Toyota Highlander power and towing specs, you are more than ready for your next family adventure. Stop in today to explore the Downeast Toyota inventory, where we have something for everyone, including the power-packed 2016 Toyota Tundra.

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