2021 Toyota Highlander

What's New For the 2021 Toyota Highlander?

In 2021, the Toyota Highlander adds a new trim level to the lineup called the XSE. The XSE falls into the middle range of the Highlander's trim lineup, offering some additional interior upgrades such as navigation and ambient lighting, along with a few sporty exterior accents. The Highlander otherwise carries over unchanged from 2020, with many standard amenities and top-notch safety aids on all trim levels. The Toyota Highlander collection also includes the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, a different powertrain from the regular Toyota Highlander. The Highlander Hybrid is virtually unchanged from the hybrid model in 2020.

2021 Highlander Is Impressive No Matter Which Trim You Choose

There are six trim levels available for the regular Toyota Highlander and four for the hybrid. The base Highlander is the L, which is loaded with amenities. This trim brings to the table an integrated WiFi hotspot and a large, intuitive eight-inch infotainment display screen with Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay rolled into one convenient package. Three zones of climate control are standard. Heated mirrors and LED headlights round out the exterior.

The LE trim adds on fog lights, and its cabin gets a leather steering wheel and gear shifter. With the XLE comes captain's chairs and heated seats in front. A sunroof is added to this trim level and up, and you'll also get roof rails. The XSE, new in 2021, has a sport-tuned suspension and some sporty exterior accents. The Limited gets a high-end sound system, heated steering wheel, leather seats, and a household power outlet. The base hybrid, called the LE, shares the same features as the base Highlander. The XLE gets window sunshades in the back row, while the Limited has a hands-free liftgate. The Platinum adds a panoramic sunroof and panoramic parking camera.

2021 Toyota Highlander Interior

How Well Does the 2021 Toyota Highlander Perform?

The Toyota Highlander has a V6 engine that achieves a maximum of 295 HP and over 260 LB-FT in torque. The regular Highlander gets an eight-speed transmission and front-wheel drive with optional all-wheel drive. The Highlander Hybrid gets a gasoline engine and an electric motor that deliver 243 HP combined. An automatic transmission is standard, and you can also choose from front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

Technologies To Keep You Safe

Lane-keep assist, forward collision mitigation, and adaptive cruise control are standard Highlander safety aids, while parking sensors and a 360-degree camera come with the top trim levels.

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