2021 Toyota Highlander

EXPLORE Highlander
A multi-purpose mobile command centre. A place to connect with family and friends. The perfect vehicle for that weekend getaway. Your sanctuary from the everyday. The 2021 Highlander is all of that and more. Featuring flexible seating for 7 or 8, Connected Services that elevate convenience and safety, and premium touches in every seat. Now available as a sporty XSE model (gas only). And, with Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+ standard across the lineup. Highlander offers a choice of two advanced engines along with impressive road-handling capabilities. See more awards & recognition. Then, Drive Your World in the 2021 Highlander.

Exterior Features

Exterior Design

Express yourself. Low, wide and aggressively sculpted, the 2021 Highlander features a powerful stance fused with a sophisticated attitude. While its design will turn heads, it also delivers greater aerodynamic efficiency for enhanced vehicle stability.

New Highlander XSE

Introducing the all-new 2021 Highlander XSE. Even more dynamic in style, the XSE brings a series of sport-inspired features like unique 20” alloy wheels, unique grille complemented by smoked headlamps and tail lamp surround, and unique front and rear bumpers. It also features a unique interior design, including sporty ambient lighting. More than just style, the XSE also boasts a sport-tuned suspension to heighten that connection between you, your Highlander, and the road.

Seating for 7 or 8

The 2021 Highlander is as flexible as you need it to be. XSE and Platinum models offer seating for 7 with 2nd row Captain’s Chairs – heated on the Platinum. All other models comfortably seat 8 courtesy of a 2nd row bench. Large rear doors provide easy access to the 3rd row. Three-zone climate control lets everyone set their own comfort zone.

Driver Focused

A modern realm filled with luxurious touches, like standard 8-way power adjustable and heated driver’s seat, Highlander is your command centre. The intuitive central console puts controls close at hand. Available features, like Qi wireless charging, 10” head up display, and LED ambient lighting put you in charge while making you wish the journey would never end.

Dimensions:2021 Toyota Highlander Hatchback
Length (mm/in)4,375 / 172.2
Width (mm/in)1930 / 76.0
Height (mm/in)1730 / 68.1
Wheelbase (mm/in)2850 / 112.2
Ground Clearance203 / 8.0
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg/lbs)2645.00 / 5831.2

Interior Features

Versatile Cargo Area

With 60/40 split fold-flat 3rd row seats, and fold-flat 2nd row seats, the 2021 Highlander offers plenty of room for cargo, so you can carry what you need for wherever you are going. The available hands-free power liftgate makes loading up and loading out even easier.

12.3” Touchscreen Display

Choose the Platinum Grade and enjoy the convenience of a 12.3” touchscreen – one of the largest in the segment – for easy viewing and simple operation.

Dimensions:2021 Toyota Highlander Hatchback
Seating Capacity8
Cargo Capacity L (cu. Ft.) 453 / 16.0
Base Curb Weight kg (lbs.) 1870.00 / 4122.6
Fuel Capacity litres (gal.) 68 / 18
Approach Angle (Degrees)18
Departure Angle (Degrees)23

Performance & Efficiency

Powerful & Efficient Gas Engine

The available 3.5-litre 295 HP V6 serves up an ideal blend of power and efficiency. Backed by next-generation technology, like Dual Variable Valve Timing-with intelligence (Dual VVT-i), and mated to an 8-speed direct shift automatic transmission – putting power and responsiveness at your fingertips, while helping to make the most of every litre.

Up to 5000-lb Towing Capacity

Turns out you can take it with you. On Highlander Hybrid models, you can tow up to 3,500 lbs of cargo. On gas models, the available towing package allows you to take 5,000 lbs along for the ride. Features include: a heavy-duty radiator, engine oil cooler, and Trailer Sway Control (TSC) to restrict unwanted trailer movement.

Start-Stop Engine

Whenever you come to a full stop – like at a stop light – Highlander’s engine automatically shuts off to save fuel and reduce emissions. Lift your foot from the brake pedal, and the engine instantly restarts, to get you effortlessly on your way.

Multi-Terrain Select

Go with confidence. Available Multi-Terrain Select lets you choose between four modes – Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, Snow, and Normal – helping to maximize traction when the roads or the weather take a turn for the worse.

Specifications:2021 Toyota Highlander Hatchback
Engine3.5 Litre, V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i)
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
Horsepower295 / 220
Payload Capacity (kg/lbs)775 / 1709
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km) (CVT)11.9 / 8.3 / 10.3

Technology

Connected Services by Toyota

Connected Services by Toyota offers a suite of smart technologies that help keep you safe, informed, and simplify your everyday life, allowing you to stay in touch with your vehicle, whether you are in or out of the driver’s seat.
Highlander LE features Audio Plus, including an 8” touchscreen, Safety Connect® (1-year trial), and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (All Access 3-month trial), along with Apple CarPlayTM and Android Auto compatibilityTM.
Highlander XLE and XSE elevates your connected experience, adding Remote Connect (1-year trial), and Service Connect (10-year trial).
Highlander Limited and the Platinum Package elevate convenience even more adding embedded navigation, embedded traffic and weather, and Destination Assist (1-year trial).

Apple CarPlayTM/Android AutoTM

The smarter, safer way to use your iPhone features in your vehicle. Using Siri®, you can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Standard on all models.
Android Auto makes it easier for you to access your favourite Android navigation, media, and communication apps on the road with Google Assistant while minimizing distractions. Standard on all models.

12.3” Touchscreen Display

Choose the Platinum Grade and enjoy the convenience of a 12.3” touchscreen – one of the largest in the segment – for easy viewing and simple operation.

Safety

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

The 2021 Highlander is the first Toyota in Canada to feature Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), the next evolution of this advanced suite of active safety technologies and capabilities.*
New for 2021 are features and enhancements that support your awareness and decision making at intersections, and when making left hand turns††. A ‘curve speed management’ function that enhances the dynamic radar cruise control when cornering. And an emergency steering assist function that allows the Highlander to stabilize the driver’s emergency steering under certain conditions to help you avoid risk of incident or accident.

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection & Bicycle Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist with enhance line and road recognition
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Curve Speed Management
  • Left Turn Intersection Support

Star Safety System

Our Star Safety System is all about accident avoidance, with six technologies to deliver a safe drive that always provides peace-of-mind. These systems are:

  • Anti-Lock Brake System
  • Brake Assist
  • Electric Brake Force Distribution
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Traction Control
  • Vehicle Stability Control

Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB)

Next level safety. Working in tandem with the ICS system, RCTB not only warns you of approaching cross traffic when backing up, but will automatically apply the brakes if the sensors determine that a collision is imminent. Standard on Limited and Platinum models.

Consider the Highlander Hybrid

Toyota’s renowned self-charging gas and electric Hybrid powertrain is standard on all Highlander Hybrid models. It includes advanced features like regenerative braking to recapture energy so you never have to plug in, while delivering a robust 243 Net Horsepower. Recognized as the most fuel-efficient conventional standard SUV for 2020*, it also helps you do more with less. In short, it’s the no compromise family SUV.

2021 Highlander Trim Levels

L FWD

Starting at $40,450*
Details:

Highlighted features:

  • 3.5 Litre, V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i)
  • 295-hp, 3.5L, 6-cylinder Direct Injection Engine and 8-speed Automatic Transmission
  • 8” Touchscreen, 6 Speakers, and Apple CarPlayTM & Android AutoTM compatibility
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Seating for 8 with 60/40 Split-Fold 2nd and 3rd Row Bench Seats
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat, Heated Front Seats
  • Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
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LE AWD

Starting at $43,950*
Details:

Highlighted features:

  • 3.5 Litre, V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i)
  • 295-hp, 3.5L, 6-cylinder Direct Injection Engine and 8-speed Automatic Transmission
  • Audio Plus including SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and Safety Connect® (1-year trial)
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat & Heated Front Seats
  • Backup Camera
  • Dynamic Torque Control All Wheel Drive System with Rear Driveline Disconnect
  • Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
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HYBRID LE AWD

Starting at $45,950*
Details:

Highlighted features:

  • 2.5 Litre, 4-Cylinder, DOHC, Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), Hybrid Synergy Drive
  • 243 Net HP Hybrid Synergy Drive system and Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Audio Plus including SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and Safety Connect® (1-year trial)
  • Backup Camera
  • Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • All Wheel Drive with Intelligence (AWD-i), Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
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HYBRID XLE AWD

Starting at $48,450*
Details:

Highlighted features:

  • 2.5 Litre, 4-Cylinder, DOHC, Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), Hybrid Synergy Drive
  • 243 NET HP Hybrid Synergy Drive system and Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Audio Plus with Remote including Remote Connect (1-year trial), Safety Connect® (1-year trial) and Service Connect (10-year trial)
  • Softex Seats including 4-way Power Front Passenger Seat
  • 3-Zone Independent Automatic Climate Control, Power Moonroof, and Power Liftgate
  • Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+ and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • All Wheel Drive with Intelligence (AWD-i), Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
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PLATINUM AWD

Starting at $54,450*
Details:

Highlighted features:

  • 3.5 Litre, V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i)
  • Unique Platinum Interior & Exterior Design Features
  • Seating for 7 with Perforated Leather Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, Heated 2nd Row Captain’s Chairs, and 60/40 Split 3rd Row Bench Seats
  • Premium Audio with Remote including Embedded Navigation, Destination Assist (1-year trial), Remote Connect (1-year trial), Safety Connect® (1-year trial), and Service Connect (10-year trial)
  • 12.3” Display, Head Up Display, Digital Display Rearview Mirror, and Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Unique Platinum 20” Alloy Wheels
  • Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+, Bird’s Eyeview Monitor, and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross Traffic Braking
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HYBRID PLATINUM AWD

Starting at $56,450*
Details:

Highlighted features:

  • 2.5 Litre, 4-Cylinder, DOHC, Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i), Hybrid Synergy Drive
  • 243 Net HP Hybrid Synergy Drive system and Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Seating for 7 with Perforated Leather Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, Heated 2nd Row Captain’s Chairs, and 60/40 Split 3rd Row Bench Seats
  • Premium Audio with Remote including Embedded Navigation, Destination Assist (1-year trial), Remote Connect (1-year trial), Safety Connect® (1-year trial), and Service Connect (10-year trial)
  • 8” Display, Head Up Display, Digital Display Rearview Mirror, and Rain Sensing Wipers
  • 20” Chrome Clad Alloy Wheels & Black Satin Grille
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Drive Mode Select

Choose from 4 drive modes to suit your mood or the moment. Normal mode is ideal for everyday driving. Eco mode makes the most efficient use of gas and battery power. Sport unlocks boost from the hybrid system for more exciting acceleration. And EV lets you drive using electric power only at low speeds for longer distances.

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