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How Much Cargo Space Does the 2021 Toyota Highlander Have?

Pretty much everyone wants a crossover these days, and it’s easy to see why. While large, boxy SUVs feel too big for many drivers and sedans fall out of favor for sitting too low and not having enough cargo space, mid-size crossovers come to the rescue. The Toyota Highlander sits right about in the middle of the whole Toyota SUV lineup, providing buyers a balanced size and plenty of cargo room. Come see the 2021 Toyota Highlander for yourself at Phil Meador Toyota in Pocatello, Idaho today!

How Much Cargo can you Fit in the 2021 Toyota Highlander?

Right from the get-go, the Highlander deserves praise for allowing 16 cubic feet of cargo space minimum. Without moving a single seat or anything else, the Highlander has several more cubic feet of cargo space than most Toyota sedans have trunk space. Folding down the back seat means 48.4 cubic feet of cargo space, which is a lot, but nothing compared to the 84.3 cubic feet of cargo space when both rear seat benches are folded down.

2021 Toyota Highlander storing cargo in the back
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What Can I Fit in the Back of a 2021 Toyota Highlander?

With some creative maneuvering and folded rear seats, it’s possible to fit an adult-sized bicycle inside a Toyota RAV4, so doing the same with a Highlander is not only possible but easier. Office chairs, small desks, end tables, nightstands, and even some dressers should be easy enough to fit inside. The Highlander should make moving across town a breeze, even if it means a few trips.

How Much Can the 2021 Toyota Highlander Carry?

A safe maximum for any trim of the Highlander is 1500 lbs. It can carry a little bit more, but if you stay below this number and account for the weight of the driver and passengers, the Highlander should be a dependable carrier. Thanks to its V6 engine, the Highlander can tow a whopping 5,000 lbs. so if you have a small trailer and hitch, the Highlander might be a perfect solution for most non-professional jobs.