This SUV offers style and convenience for your active family with a wide range of available options from seating capacity, to front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The 2021 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid were built on the Toyota New Global Architecture K-Platform, providing higher strength, better handling, smaller turning radius and a smoother quieter ride. 2021 brings exciting technology and seamless connectivity.
2021 is a year for plenty of change with the Highlander and Highlander Hybrid. You will notice immediately, with the heightened premium exterior design. The re-imagined style includes a distinguished black grille with chrome accents, first ever 20 inch alloy wheels available for the Highlander and standard LED head and tail lights. The changes for 2021 also bring more total life flexibility, with more 3rd row passenger space, increased 2nd row slide range and more cargo space! Go further with Dynamic Torque Vectoring, Multi-Terrain Select for rock, sand, mud & dirt and Trail mode for the Hybrid models. Standard features include Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, Connected Services by Toyota, 8 inch Touchscreen, Smart Key System with Push Button Start, Siri Eyes-Free, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
And if you want to save even more on fuel costs, the 2021 Highlander Hybrid is also available to extend your range considerably thanks to Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive. The 2021 Hybrid model proudly has class leading fuel economy and driving range with a combined city/highway 7.1L/100km and range of an average 933 km. This is a mid-sized SUV with the same fuel economy as a LE Corolla! The 8-speed automatic transmission that comes standard also helps you eke out those extra miles thanks to its intelligent programming which knows exactly what gear to be in at the right time.
Power & Efficiency
For 2021, every gas Highlander comes equipped with a revised 3.5L V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i) engine which now produces a mighty 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. Combined with the new 8-speed automatic transmission, there’s no grade too steep or semi too long for this engine to handle. The Highlander Hybrid has seen some amazing enhancements as well with increased torque, class leading fuel economy and an improved powertrain with reduced mass, larger drive motor and 20% more power to the rear wheels. The Hybrid has a 2.5L, 4 cylinder DOHC VVT-I engine.
Luxury & Technology
You’ll never be left wanting for space in the 2021 Highlander thanks to seating for up to seven or eight passengers. Either way you’ll be enveloped in an interior brimming with many available luxury items. Convenience and peace of mind are always close at hand in the 2021 Highlander with Connected Services by Toyota. All models feature standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility giving you easy access to your favourite apps, music, navigation and more. LE Grades and above include Safety Connect, while XLE adds Remote Connect and Service connect. Highlander Limited offers it all plus Destination Assist, embedded navigation, embedded traffic and weather. Platinum Grade adds the impressive 12.3” touchscreen display to these features. You can also select packages that include cool items such as a 10 inch Head Up Display, Rain Sensing Wipers and a Digital Display Review Monitor. That’s right, if you have plenty of heads and cargo to look past in your fully jammed Highlander, there is a camera powered rear view mirror available! That way you can see, better than ever, what is behind you!