How much can the 2015 Toyota Highlander haul?

February 16th, 2015 by

2015 Toyota Highlander

One of the most impressive parts of the Toyota SUV inventory available at Toyota of Naperville is the range of offerings. There is a model to meet almost any need and budget. Year after year, the Toyota Highlander continues to be one of the most popular. Now in its third generation, the 2015 Toyota Highlander continues to refine its offerings to continue to be one of the leaders in one of the most competitive classes in the automotive industry. Given its position among the rest of the Toyota SUVs and its industry segment in general, we have several customers per day asking our sales staff, ‘How much can the 2015 Highlander haul?” We would love to get into that for you today?

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TON-mid-0216There are a couple of different ways to attack the question of how much the 2015 Highlander can haul. There are the separate, but connected, tasks of people and cargo. Starting with the former, the three-row, eight-passenger Toyota SUV offers plenty of room for growing families. The second row has the option of being outfitted as a bench-style seat or being a pair of captain’s chairs. The choice between the two options comes down the individual need of the customer and the trim grade that is driven home. Furthering the idea of passenger comfort for up to eight people, the 2015 Highlander comes with a number of noise reduction features like sound insulation in the floor and acoustic glass on the windshield.

Even though the 2015 Highlander is an excellent vehicle for moving people around town, it has plenty of capability as a cargo vehicle. Again, looking at how much can the 2015 Highlander haul is split apart in the cargo area of the discussion. With three rows of seats, the act of hauling cargo is more than a little flexible with the 2015 Toyota Highlander. With all three rows up and open for passengers, there is just a little under 14 cubic-feet of space to use. Folding away the third row gives owners 42.3 cubic-feet; and putting away the second row gives a maximum of 83.7 cubic-feet.

Being able to tow, is another function to think about when considering how much can the 2015 Highlander can haul. Base trim versions of the full-size SUV can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Moving up to the LE Plus grade does two things. First, it is the start of the V-6-powered versions of the Highlander. Two it pushes up the towing capacity to 2,000 pounds. For the most towing capacity available for the 2015 Highlander, XLE and Limited Trims are available to interested buyers. These versions can move up to 5,000 pounds. However, this isn’t like the lower models that simply punch a hole in the bumper for a ball hitch. The upper trims of the Highlander have the towing prep package that features an upgraded radiator and engine cooler with a special fan coupling and 150-amp alternator.

For more information about how much can the 2015 Toyota Highlander haul, contact a Toyota of Naperville sales professional today.

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