New 2021 Toyota Highlander SUV | Wellesley Toyota

A Guide to the New 2021 Toyota Highlander & Highlander Hybrid

Toyota is a leader in the industry for a good reason. For decades, Toyota has been building reliable and capable vehicles that are ready to go anywhere at any time. The Highlander is a perfect example of an SUV that's practical as well as stylish. At Wellesley Toyota , our new 2021 Toyota Highlanders and Highlander Hybrids are waiting to have their chance to go on adventures. Since they have three rows of seating, they're great for packing everyone up together and making memories.

Performance

Whether you get a hybrid or a traditional powertrain, be prepared for an exciting ride around Boston. The non-hybrids run on 3.5-liter V6 engines. These deliver nearly 300 horsepower and over 260 pound-feet of torque. You'll be able to climb mountains and power your way through various terrain without issues, especially if you opt for all-wheel drive. Our hybrids get their power from 2.5-liter engines and electric motors.

Net horsepower in a Highlander Hybrid is 243, still an impressive amount. The best part of driving a hybrid is that you'll be able to stretch out your trips to the gas station. The Highlander Hybrid has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 35 miles per gallon.

Exterior

On the outside of a 2021 Highlander, there's a lot to appreciate. LED projector headlights, LED taillights, and LED daytime running lights are standard, and many trims have LED fog lights as well. On the higher trims, there is an adaptive front-lighting system. Through this system, headlights can change their angles if this would allow them to better light up the road. Another futuristic feature is the available rain-sensing windshield wipers. This Toyota SUV can ride on 18- or 20-inch wheels and certain trims stand out with their chrome highlights and/or exclusive badging.

Interior

The cabin of the new Toyota Highlander is spacious and comfortable. Legroom in the front is 42 inches, and in the second row, it's 41 inches. This gives passengers in Newton, MA, a lot of room to move around and stretch their legs. It's always nice to have extra seats to accommodate more passengers, and the third row of the Highlander is a major selling point. Of course, the interior space can be used to haul cargo instead of passengers. The maximum cargo capacity is 84.3 cubic-feet when all the rear seats are folded down. Those seats can be trimmed in fabric, SofTex (which is a synthetic leather), or leather. The front seats can be heated and ventilated, and the rear seats could also have heating elements built into them. With numerous storage compartments in the cabin, people can have what they need nearby while still keeping things tidy.

Technology

Since Toyota has integrated high-tech elements into its new vehicles, the company has rightfully earned its solid reputation. Standard on the 2021 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid is an eight-inch touchscreen with smartphone compatibility. There is the opportunity to upgrade a higher trim with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, and many trims can come with integrated navigation. Other available technological features include a head-up display, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, a digital rearview mirror, a bird's eye view camera that provides a 360-degree perspective of the SUV, and JBL speakers.

Also, every Toyota Highlander is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5. This safety package includes dynamic radar cruise control, front collision warning with automated emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane detection alert, and automatic high beams.

Trim Levels

At our dealership near Cambridge, MA, we carry a number of Highlander & Highlander Hybrid trims, including the:

  • L
  • LE
  • Hybrid LE
  • XLE
  • Hybrid XLE
  • XSE
  • Limited
  • Hybrid Limited
  • Platinum
  • Hybrid Platinum

Schedule a Test Drive at Wellesley Toyota

We think the Highlander has great value, as its starting MSRP is only $34,810. The most affordable hybrid we have is the Hybrid LE, coming in at $38,410. Please let us know if you'd like more information about the Highlander or any of our other new Toyota SUVs. We can set you up with a test drive and can give you an opportunity to check out our new inventory in person. We look forward to meeting you!

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    Wellesley, MA 02481

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