April 15, 2024

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2021 Toyota Highlander Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

There is a new 2021 Toyota Highlander 3-row crossover out there. Probably you’ve seen it on the streets, intersections, driveways, parking lots, strip malls, actual malls, or everywhere else with a paved surface area and individuals?

The family hauler might as perfectly be typical issue in the suburbs and subdivisions all over the region along with an Immediate Pot and Nextdoor membership card. Welcome to the community, here’s your Costco card. 

This 12 months the Highlander provides an edgier XSE variation that provides a minor aggro to its control appeal—new bumpers, blacked out badges, major twenty-inch wheels, and stiffer suspension can do that. 

Assessment carries on beneath

The 2021 Highlander receives a six.eight for now, before protection is factored in. At the time it is, we be expecting that variety to increase. (Read much more about how we fee cars.)

In addition to the new Highlander XSE, Toyota presents the 3-row crossover in L, LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum configurations. The Highlander Hybrid, which we recommend, is supplied in each and every trim other than L and XSE. Front-wheel generate is typical on most designs, and all-wheel generate is available on each and every trim other than Limited and Platinum, wherever it is typical. 

The new Highlander breaks some of the older versions’ gentle awkwardness. The major crossover does not cover its measurement extremely perfectly, but it cuts a much more eye-catching hole in the wind many thanks to a shaplier snout and mounting physique line. 

Underneath the hoods of most Highlanders is a 295-horsepower V-six that drives an eight-speed automatic and the front or all four wheels. It is much more entertaining than it has any proper to be, and the XSE tightens the crossover up much more than the rest of the bunch. 

Our select is the Highlander Hybrid, which takes advantage of an inline-four and electric powered motor to deliver 35 mpg merged, in accordance to the EPA. Which is exceptional for a seven- or 8-passenger automobile, and it is however as entertaining to generate.

Driveability isn’t the initial rationale to purchase a Highlander, of course—space is. Up to 8 can snuggle up inside the Highlander rather comfortably, and the initial two rows have much more than 40 inches of leg place. The 3rd row is finest for compact kids or once in a while, compact grown ups, and the next row can slide forward a several inches relying on mood. 

Driving the 3rd row, the Highlander hauls up to 16 cubic ft of cargo, which expands to much more than 84 cubes with the next and 3rd rows folded. 

Each and every Highlander receives automatic crisis braking, adaptive cruise control, energetic lane control and blind-location displays. 

In addition to that, even foundation Highlanders get 18-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, an eight.-inch touchscreen with smartphone compatibility, and seats for up to 8 for about $35,000. Top rated Highlander Platinums crest much more than $50,000 but provide twenty-inch wheels, premium audio, a twelve.three-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, and much more. They are virtually executive limos for twelve-12 months olds.