The Toyota Highlander holds a special place in among the automaker’s crossover SUV lineup. Not only was it among the first members of the crossover SUV, but the Highlander has set the bar for the three-row segment of this very competitive class of the global automotive industry. A comparison of the 2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander is going to be interesting. The Highlander went through a major overhaul in 2020. Most automakers wouldn’t make many waves in the model year following such an effort. Toyota is no stranger to making waves. The biggest change made to the 2021 Highlander is the introduction of the all-new XSE trim grade. Within the manufacturer’s naming conventions, an XSE model is set up for a more athletic driving experience.
Lexington Toyota Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Toyota Highlander today by calling, 781-325-8558.
2021 Toyota Highlander
2020 Toyota Highlander
|3.5-L, V-6||Engine||3.5-L, V-6|
|84.3 cu.-ft.||Max. Cargo Volume||84.3 cu.-ft.|
|5,000 lbs.||Towing||5,000 lbs.|
In the long history of the Toyota Highlander, 2021 will be the first time an XSE trim grade. It will slot above the XLE model and below the Limited versions. In addition to being equipped with many of the features available with the trims that came before it, a 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE will have a few special elements of its own, including:
|• Sport-tuned suspension
||• Interior ambient lighting
|• Athletic styling cues
||• Toyota navigation capability
Like the models that came before it, the 2021 Highlander will be equipped with a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that is also attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Owners will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds. When the 2021 Highlander is properly equipped, it will be able to record up to 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.
All 2021 Highlander models available at Lexington Toyota will be equipped with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. It will offer standard access to both the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. The infotainment system will also be compatible with Amazon Alexa and offers a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.