2021 Toyota Highlander at Pearson Toyota

The Toyota Highlander has always led the three-row midsize SUV class with first-class comfort, capability, and reliability. There are a lot of SUVs that compete with it, but in the second model year of its fourth generation, the 2021 Toyota Highlander holds its reign as the fan-favorite. From the sporty appearance and impressive drivetrains to the standard safety and convenience features, there's a lot to love about the 2021 Highlander! Continue reading to learn more about this fantastic SUV.


XSE Sport-Tuned Suspension

Unique to the Highlander XSE is a sport-tuned suspension that lets it hug the road a little tighter. Returned shock absorbers, higher-rate springs, and a rear stabilizer bar give you better handling of the road, while its lower, athletic stance shows everyone that it's ready to hit the ground running.

Impressive Efficiency

More miles means more fun. Whether you're driving around town or venturing out to see what nature has to offer, Highlander Hybrid has up to an EPA-estimated 36 MPG combined to give you the freedom to do both.


Panoramic Moonroof

Brighten each day with the available panoramic moonroof with front tilt/slide moonroof. Open it up to catch a breeze and enjoy the wide-open, or easily find cover with a power-retractable sunshade.

Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

Make every seat more comfortable. Available heated and ventilated front seats, cool down or warm up on demand, while available heated second-row seats can help keep passengers warm.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+

Road Sign Assist

Using an intelligent camera, Road Sign Assist is designed to detect speed limit signs, stop signs, Do Not Enter signs, and display them on the Multi-Information Display.

Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Intended for highway use, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Cruise Control lets you drive at a preset speed. The system uses vehicle-to-vehicle distance control, helping maintain a preset distance from the vehicle ahead of you.


20-inch Wheels

Highlander shows off more style with its 20-in. alloy wheels. Standard on XSE, Limited, and Platinum, these sleek wheels add more sophistication without compromising performance.

LED Headlights

The dynamic front end of the Highlander shows off its modern look. The stylish standard LED headlights provide a crisp, clean light, while available auto-leveling LED projector-beam headlights help keep light aimed down at the road for better visibility.

Choose Your 2021 Toyota Highlander


  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+
  • Smart Key System/Push Button Start
  • LED headlights
  • Three-zone automatic climate control


  • LED fog lights
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel
  • Blind Spot Monitoring


  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Heated front seats
  • 7-in. color LCD touchscreen display
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat


  • 20-in. machined-face alloy wheels
  • Aggressive mesh front grille
  • Twin-tip exhaust
  • Black roof rails


  • LED projector headlights
  • High-output LED fog lights
  • 20-in. chrome wheels
  • Heated and ventilated front seats


  • 12.3-in. touchscreen display
  • 20-in. alloy wheels
  • Heated second-row captain's chairs
  • 10-in. color Head-Up Display

What Powers the 2021 Toyota Highlander?

There is one gas engine that powers the 2021 Toyota Highlander, and, frankly, that's all it needs. The Highlander is driven by a 3.5L V6 that kicks out 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. The LE, XLE, Limited, and, Platinum trims all have the option of a hybrid engine. This combines the power of a 2.5L I-4 cylinder engine with electric motors. This setup is good for 243 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, while all-wheel drive is an available option. For fuel economy, the gas engines with front-wheel drive get a combined estimated average of 24 MPG while the AWD variants get 23 MPG combined. The Highlander Hybrid variants get a combined average of 34 MPG on the front-wheel-drive models, while the AWD gets 33 MPG.

2021 Toyota Highlander Trim Levels and Features

Six total trims make up the Highlander lineup. The L trim kicks things off with LED projector headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. LE brings a powered tailgate with height adjustment, LED fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and HD radio. The XLE trim tacks on even more features like simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, second-row captain's chairs, and a powered moonroof. The XSE adds a more sporty front end, sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch alloy wheels, twin-tip exhaust, ambient cabin lighting, and black roof rails. The Limited and Premium trims add extra luxuries like leather upholstery, JBL premium audio, heated/ventilated front seats, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a 360-degree camera system, and a panoramic moonroof.

What About Some Safety Features?

The 2021 Toyota Highlander comes with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+. This array of driver aids brings lane departure warning, lane tracing assist, full-speed adaptive cruise control, full-speed forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, and left-turn intersection support. Standard on all trims besides the entry-level L is blindspot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The Limited and Premium trims come standard with front and rear park assists with automatic braking.

Get Your 2021 Toyota Highlander at Pearson Toyota

With a seemingly endless set of standard features and a sexy athletic appearance, we can't blame you for wanting to take a 2021 Toyota Highlander for a spin! When you're ready, come on down to Pearson Toyota, where a friendly salesperson will show you around our full inventory, accompany you on a test drive and make sure you get a feel for all the amazing features the Highlander has to offer. We look forward to working with you!

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