Have you been thinking about installing the OEM crossbars on your new Toyota Highlander? If so, perhaps you’re wondering how much weight they can safely hold. Well, here’s your answer…
Note that this weight limit reflects the total capacity of the crossbars, so you have to factor in the weight of whatever container you might be using. With a typical cargo box weighing upwards of 50 lbs, this means that you may be limited to hauling ca. 100 lbs of stuff on the roof.
But don’t despair… As long as you make a point of putting your bulky but relatively lightweight stuff (e.g., stroller, beach cart, folding chairs, sleeping bags, etc.) up top, you should be good to go.
I promise, long roadtrips are way more comfortable and convenient when you don’t have to jam stuff into every nook and cranny inside the vehicle.