2021 Toyota Highlander

Original MSRP Range
$35,085 - $50,640
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
20 - 36 MPG City / 27 - 35 MPG Hwy
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2021 Toyota Highlander

What We Like

  • Upscale interior
  • Full array of standard safety features
  • Driving dynamics
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.2/ 5
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Overview

How Much Does a 2021 Toyota Highlander Cost?

The 2021 Toyota Highlander with the V6 comes in L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum trim levels. Prices quoted here are for front-drive versions and include the $1,175 destination charge. All Highlanders can be optioned with all-wheel drive, costing between $1,600 and $1,950, depending on the trim. L ($35,985) has 18-in alloy wheels, eight airbags, keyless entry/ignition, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED projector headlights, LED taillights, washer for the reversing camera, selectable driving modes, tri-zone automatic climate control, eight cupholders, four bottle holders, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way manually adjustable front passenger seat, cloth upholstery, 8-occupant seating with 60/40 split/folding second-row and third-row bench seats, 4.2-in color LCD driver information screen, four USB ports, two 12-volt outlets, Driver Easy Speak, Toyota Safety Sense 2.5, hill-start assist, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, 8-in infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, satellite radio, and a 6-speaker audio system. All-wheel-drive versions also have hill descent control and mud guards. LE ($38,815) adds a powered liftgate, LED fog lights, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. XLE ($40,985) brings a powered moonroof, roof rails, self-dimming rearview mirror, wireless charging, simulated leather upholstery for the first two seating rows, heated front seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, second-row captain’s chairs (reducing the occupant count to seven), second-row sunshades, and a 7-in color gauge cluster. Options include 8-occupant seating and navigation. XSE ($42,580) has a sport-tuned suspension and steering system, trim-specific 20-in alloy wheels, twin exhaust tips, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, ambient cabin lighting, black simulated leather upholstery, several cosmetic additions, and black accents on the LED headlights with a light-strip design for the daytime running lights. This trim is eligible for red/black 2-tone leather upholstery. Limited ($44,940) has 20-in wheels, puddle lights, LED daytime running lights, high-output LED fog lights, hands-free liftgate operation, real leather for the first two seating rows, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, 120-volt outlet, front/rear parking assistance with automatic braking, navigation, and a JBL 11-speaker premium audio system. Options include 8-occupant seating, 360-degree camera system, and a 12.3-in touchscreen. The 7-seater-only Platinum ($48,140) adds adaptive self-leveling LED projector headlights, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic moonroof, digital rearview mirror, 10-inch color head-up display, 12.3-inch touchscreen, and illuminated door sills up front.

Highlander Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Highlander Hybrid LE AWD (Natl)$40,335 / $36,9796 Cylinder / Hybrid24335 / 35Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Hybrid LE FWD (Natl)$38,735 / $35,5136 Cylinder / Hybrid24336 / 35Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD (Natl)$47,440 / $43,4936 Cylinder / Hybrid24335 / 34Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Hybrid Limited FWD (Natl)$45,490 / $41,7056 Cylinder / Hybrid24336 / 35Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD (Natl)$50,640 / $46,4286 Cylinder / Hybrid24335 / 34Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Hybrid Platinum FWD (Natl)$48,690 / $44,6406 Cylinder / Hybrid24336 / 35Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD (Natl)$43,135 / $39,5466 Cylinder / Hybrid24335 / 34Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Hybrid XLE FWD (Natl)$41,535 / $38,0806 Cylinder / Hybrid24336 / 35Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander L AWD (Natl)$36,685 / $33,4936 Cylinder29520 / 278-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander L FWD (Natl)$35,085 / $32,0326 Cylinder29521 / 298-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander LE AWD (Natl)$38,885 / $35,5026 Cylinder / Hybrid29520 / 27Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander LE FWD (Natl)$37,285 / $34,0416 Cylinder / Hybrid29521 / 29Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Limited AWD (Natl)$45,990 / $41,9896 Cylinder / Hybrid29520 / 27Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Limited FWD (Natl)$44,040 / $40,2096 Cylinder / Hybrid29521 / 29Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Platinum AWD (Natl)$49,190 / $44,9116 Cylinder / Hybrid29520 / 27Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander Platinum FWD (Natl)$47,240 / $43,1316 Cylinder / Hybrid29521 / 29Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander XLE AWD (Natl)$41,685 / $38,0586 Cylinder / Hybrid29520 / 27Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander XLE FWD (Natl)$40,085 / $36,5976 Cylinder / Hybrid29521 / 29Continuously Variable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander XSE AWD (Natl)$43,630 / $39,8346 Cylinder29520 / 278-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Highlander XSE FWD (Natl)$41,680 / $38,0546 Cylinder29521 / 298-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Toyota Highlander Safety

Is the 2021 Toyota Highlander a Safe Car?

Every Highlander comes with eight airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System, including stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes and brake assist. Also standard throughout is Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 that includes forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, left turn intersection support, partially autonomous emergency steering, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, lane tracing assistance, lane departure warning with steering assistance, automatic high beams, and road sign recognition. Lane tracing helps the Highlander keep in the center of its lane while using adaptive cruise control. This generation of Toyota Highlander has yet to be crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). But the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) made it a Top Safety Pick after it took top scores in most major categories. The IIHS said this accolade only applied to versions with upgraded LED projector headlights, but since the 2021 Highlander gains those as standard, its safety credentials are top-notch.
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5 Year Cost to Own

$44,475 ($0.59 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance2 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance2 Years/25,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • All Weather Floor Liner Pkg
  • Carpet Mat & Cargo Liner Pkg
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Competition

2021 Toyota Highlander vs the competition

2021 Buick Enclave — The Enclave provides plenty of space in all three rows. A bit pricey, but at least it has lots of standard equipment, user-friendly controls, and a library-quiet cabin. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas — Another super-roomy 3-row crossover, the Atlas has plenty of standard content and sliding second-row seats that also tilt even with a child seat attached. 2021 Chevrolet Traverse — Mechanically similar to the Enclave, the spacious Traverse is more affordable, but its interior is lower quality. 2021 Mazda CX-9 — Not as roomy as the rest of the class, but balances a sporty drive with upscale comfort, 3-row seating, and excellent fuel economy. Although not considered a luxury crossover, the top Mazda CX-9 trim level does a convincing impression. 2021 Hyundai Palisade — The Palisade is stylish, loaded with content, and offers lots of passenger/cargo space. Great value. 2021 Kia Telluride — Close relation to the Hyundai Palisade with the same formula of generous equipment at keen prices. Used Acura MDX — A recent MDX should be within reach of anyone looking at upper trims of a new Highlander. Acura vehicles are always well built and provide plenty of features for the money. Check out Acura’s certified pre-owned (CPO) program.

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