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Which Toyota vehicles have a hands-free liftgate? 

The 2021 class of Toyota vehicles is among the most innovative in the automaker’s history. A feature that is available on a few of them is the hands-free liftgate. This is a seemingly simple piece of equipment and it will be a game-changer. So, which Toyota vehicles have a hands-free liftgate? As of right now, the 2021 models of the Toyota Sienna, Toyota Highlander and Toyota Venza offer the hands-free opening rear door. Toyota engineers have come to understand that people live complex lives and they have designed their vehicles to take as much of the stress off of them as possible. Because our team likes to help people, they came up with this how-to guide to this convenient technology. Let’s take a closer look. 

READ MORE: Why should I buy the 2021 Toyota Venza? 

How do I use the Toyota hands-free liftgate? 

Regardless of which of the three vehicles with the Toyota hands-free liftgate a customer takes home; it will pretty much work the same way. The most important thing is to make sure that you have the Toyota Smart Key fob on your person. It can be in your pocket, purse or other bags. The key fob just needs to be close to the vehicle. To open the rear liftgate of a properly equipped vehicle, follow these simple steps: 

  • Stand directly behind the vehicle, with your sternum lined up with the Toyota badge.
  • Using one fluid motion, kick your foot toward the rear bumper of the vehicle.
  • Make sure your foot goes under the rear bumper.
  • Be careful not to actually kick the vehicle.

Owners of the 2021 Toyota Sienna can use the hands-free system to open the side doors as well. Simply stand by the symbol on the door sill and make the same kicking motion. 

Can I close the doors without using hands? 

If your hands were full loading your Toyota vehicle, they will also be full when you unload it and walk away. The doors equipped with the automatic opening feature, can also be closed using the same kicking motion when the vehicle owner (or key fob holder) is properly positioned. 

Lexington Toyota customers can see a demonstration of this feature in action when they make an appointment with one of our product experts today.