How powerful is the new 2019 Toyota Highlander?

By Product Expert | Posted in Toyota Highlander on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 6:36 pm
Rear shot of white 2019 Toyota Highlander driving by waterfront

Engine options and performance features of the 2019 Toyota Highlander 

Toyota’s SUV lines consist of models exclusively reserved for the bold and the brave, the more adventurous and intrepid of us that will stop at nothing to accomplish their goals. You need the right SUV for the job when you’re looking to explore, which is what the all-new Toyota Highlander can promise to be. Check out the engine options and performance features of the 2019 Toyota Highlander with our sales team today – we think it’ll be sure to satisfy!  

2019 Toyota Highlander engine specs and tow rating  

Depending on your drive style, there are two Highlander engines to suit them. The first is a 2.7-liter Inline 4 engine, which is able to produce up to 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, all the while achieving 27 highway miles per gallon.  


Red 2019 Toyota Highlander driving through city

2019 Toyota Highlander parked next to fountain


That’s plenty impressive on its own, but upgrading to the Highlander’s available 3.5-liter V6 puts you in line for even more capability – how does 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque sound? That’s not all, however. With this engine, you can expect a maximum tow rating of up to 5,000 pounds! This means that trailers, campers, boats and all others are ready to be hauled on your next adventure, no sweat.  

2019 Toyota Highlander drivetrain features 

In addition to its stellar engines, the 2019 Highlander offers plenty of innovations throughout its powertrain to help keep you controlled while you’re heading throughout life. It offers Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive, which can distribute engine power between your front and rear wheels seamlessly, as well as an 8-speed automatic transmission that keeps acceleration brisk no matter what! All in all, the 2019 Highlander is perfect for anyone in search of that perfect SUV.


 Click here to check out our 2019 Toyota Highlander vs 2019 Honda Pilot comparison!


Test drive the 2019 Toyota Highlander in Palo Alto CA 

We currently have the 2019 Toyota Highlander right here on our lot, and we invite you to contact Toyota Palo Alto today if you’re looking to schedule a test drive. We’re happy to help you with anything else you’d like to know!

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