Hi Folks -

So, looking for a 2015 Highlander for my girlfriend. I noted that on some literature that the LE/LE Plus only tows 2000 lbs while the XLE and Limited tow 5000 lbs. Does anyone know the rationale behind this? Are LE/LE Plus 4 cylinder or something? I’d think same drive train would be same towing capacity.

[NOTE: This is for occasionally (1-2x/year) towing of a rented travel trailer of about 3000 lbs or so; if we did serious towing, I’d be looking at a truck]