2021 Toyota Highlander at Lustine Toyota

The Toyota Highlander, a spacious three-row SUV, is the family-friendly ride you have been looking for! This SUV boasts a comfortable and quiet ride that will put the littlest passengers to sleep, modern features that will keep your older children happy, and excellent fuel economy from the powerful engine. Entering into the 2021 model year, the Highlander offers a brand new XSE trim level that is sportier than other models offered. Keep reading the rest of our 2021 Toyota Highlander review to learn more about what this SUV has to offer!


Available Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD

Improve driving performance by giving more power to the wheel that needs it most.

Impressive Efficiency

Highlander Hybrid has up to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined.


Two-Tone XSE Interior

Feel the sporty vibe of an available red and black leather-trimmed interior.

Available Qi-Compatible Wireless Charging

Simply place your compatible device in the center console to get that extra charge.


Available Blind Spot Monitor With Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Safety that helps you see what you can't.

Available Front and Rear Parking Assist With Automatic Braking

Get a better sense of what's around you.


Wi-FI connectivity and five USB ports

When you enable available Wi-Fi Connect, you can turn your Highlander into a hotspot with 4G connectivity.

JBL audio system

Experience the clear sound of Highlander's available JBL w/Clari-Fi audio system.

2021 Toyota Highlander Lineup


  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start
  • Five USB ports


  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • LED fog lights
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection


  • Qi-compatible wireless charging
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof
  • SofTex®-trimmed front- and second-row seats with heated front seats


  • 20-in. machined-face alloy wheels
  • Twin-tip exhaust
  • Unique SofTex®-trimmed seats


  • Hands-free power liftgate with jam protection
  • Leather-trimmed seats with heated and ventilated front seats
  • JBL® w/Clari-Fi® with 11 speakers


  • 12.3-in. touchscreen display
  • Power Panoramic View Moonroof with sunshade
  • Bird's Eye View Camera with dynamic gridlines

Can you talk about the 2021 Highlander's trim levels?

Toyota offers the Highlander in six trim levels for the 2021 model year. The base trim level is outfitted with standard features like tri-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, a power-adjustable driver's seat, LED headlights, remote keyless entry and ignition, smartphone integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an 8-inch touchscreen. The upper trim levels add to the base trim with features like fog lights, a height-adjustable power liftgate, roof rails, a wireless charging pad, heated front seats, navigation, leather upholstery, an 11-speaker JBL sound system, and so much more!

What about the Highlander's engine power?

In the 2021 model year, the entire Toyota Highlander lineup is powered by one capable engine. This engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that pumps out up to 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Toyota pairs this engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission that powers the front wheels with standard front-wheel drive. Toyota does offer an available all-wheel drive configuration.

Could you talk about the Toyota Highlander's safety features?

Throughout the six Highlander trim levels, there are a lot of safety features to be found. Each trim level is outfitted with Toyota's Safety Sense suite which encompasses features like traffic sign reader, lane tracing assist, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, and frontal collision mitigation. The upper trims levels add additional safety features like a surround-view camera system, a digital rearview mirror, a head-up display, and adaptive headlights.

Test Drive a 2021 Toyota Highlander

Come on down to Lustine Toyota and check out the 2021 Toyota Highlander in person! Our sales associates will help you determine which of the six trim levels best suits the needs of your busy family and join you for a test drive so you can try out all the fantastic features and experience the ride and handling for yourself. If you can't find the time to come down to the dealership, you can still explore every Highlander model in our inventory without leaving your home, right here, on our website. We look forward to working with you to find your ideal Highlander model soon!

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