Here in Whitehorse, we need vehicles that can go the extra mile: more ruggedness, more dependability, and more towing power. It should come as no surprise that more people in the Yukon choose Toyota vehicles for their ability to check all the boxes! When it comes to towing your boat, trailer, snowmobile, or a pair of horses, the Toyota lineup is fully equipped to get the job done - and get it done in style. Let’s take a look at a few of Toyota’s heaviest hitters to find out exactly what they’re capable of towing and why they’re perfectly suited for life in the Yukon.
The Tundra is the roughest and toughest pickup truck in the Toyota lineup and can be counted on to meet - and exceed - life’s biggest demands. The 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine is good for 389-horsepower, 479 lb-ft of torque, and a 12,000-pound maximum towing capacity. Beyond what’s under the hood, helpful features like power extending and foldable tow mirrors, a fully boxed ladder frame, selectable tow/haul modes, and trailer reverse guidance with straight-path assist make the Tundra one of the most worthy towing companions in the Canadian North.
Tacoma might be the Tundra’s little brother, but don’t be fooled - the Taco is one lean, mean (now available in electric lime green!) machine. With 278 horsepower and a 6,500-pound maximum towing capacity, this midsize pickup truck can handle a wide range of daily duties. Tacoma’s legendary off-roading capabilities and admirable agility make it particularly adept at towing your toys through the Yukon’s toughest terrain, while the panoramic multi-terrain view monitor and available tow package keep you aware of your surroundings and in control of your load at all times.
This 8-seater SUV is tough and luxurious, combining passenger space and towing power better than the competition. Sequoia’s 5.7L i-Force engine is good for 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque, with enough chops to tow up to 7,100 pounds. 60/40 folding rear seats offer up cavernous interior space, not to mention that the cabin is fully decked out in all of Toyota’s most luxurious tech, connectivity, and convenience features - including a rear-seat entertainment system to keep the kids entertained during long trips. Planning to take the road less travelled? The Sequoia TRD Pro boasts all of the terrain-crushing features that Whitehorse drivers could ever need.
The Toyota Highlander is a favourite among Whitehorse families and is well-known for its comfortable and spacious interior, off-roading chops, and efficient engine. The 3.5L V6 is good for 295 horsepower and can haul up to 5,000 pounds. Travel with confidence knowing that a heavy-duty radiator, engine cooler, hill-start assist, vehicle stability control, and trailer sway control are working hard behind the scenes to provide a safe towing experience.
Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? The new Highlander Hybrid is good for 243 horsepower and a 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity, all while using just 6.7L of fuel every 100 kilometres. Now that’s what we call towing smarter, not harder!
Whatever you need to haul, you can count on a Toyota to get the job done. Visit us at Whitehorse Toyota to meet the Tundra, Tacoma, Sequoia, Highlander, plus many more fantastic vehicles, where our team will be happy to talk about your needs and help you find the perfect new or used Toyota for your needs and budget.