The Toyota Highlander isn’t your everyday SUV. This versatile machine was engineered to handle whatever you throw its way from everyday commutes through the city to long drives on the open road. The streets near Statesboro, Metter, Swainsboro, and Sylvania, Georgia, don’t know what’s coming.
Is the 2021 Toyota Highlander right for you? The team at Franklin Toyota is here to help you figure that out with this review. Keep reading to learn what this model has to offer. When you’re ready to get behind the wheel, don’t forget to schedule a test drive with us!
Under the hood of the Toyota Highlander, you’ll have your choice of two powertrains. The standard 3.5L V6 engine packs quite the punch with 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a Direct-Shift 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission as well as front-wheel drive; however, all-wheel drive is also available.
If you prefer to lower your emissions for a greener drive, opt for the available 2.5L hybrid powertrain. This fuel-sipper achieves a combined horsepower of 243 with a torque of 175 lb-ft, giving you great efficiency without sacrificing strength.
No matter which engine you choose, you’ll have plenty of capability. Here’s the 2021 Highlander towing capacity for each engine, so you can get the configuration you need to tow your equipment:
The Highlander is available in six traditional trims and four hybrid trims. Depending on the configuration you choose, the EPA-estimated gas mileage varies. However, each offers a respectable fuel economy that’ll keep you on the roads for longer.
The Highlander gas-engine trim levels include:
When you choose any of these models, you’ll receive an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 21 city/29 highway MPG when paired with FWD.* With available AWD, this changes slightly to an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG.*
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid trim levels include:
When the hybrid engine is under the hood, you can expect an EPA-estimated efficiency of 36 city/35 highway MPG with standard front-wheel drive.* Opt for available AWD, and you’ll see an EPA-estimated 35 city/35 highway MPG.*
With such power and a great fuel economy, you’re probably going to be on the road quite a bit. Luckily enough, the interior of the 2021 Toyota Highlander keeps you connected, safe, and comfortable for all of your drives.
Outfitted with available leather-trimmed seats—which can be heated and ventilated—you can settle in for a cozy ride. The Highlander can also seat up to eight passengers inside, offering ample headroom and legroom for everyone.
When it comes to technology, you’ll have an array of the most progressive features on the market. Some of these systems include:
While we’ve covered a lot of what the Toyota Highlander has to offer, there’s still more to discover. The best way to do that is to schedule a test drive at Franklin Toyota! Drivers near Statesboro, Metter, Swainsboro, and Sylvania, GA, can make their appointments online to get behind the wheel of this incredible model today.
*EPA-estimated 21 city/29 hwy/24 combined mpg for 2021 Highlander; 20 city/27hwy/23 combined mpg for 2021 Highlander AWD; 36 city/35 hwy/36 combined mpg for 2021 Highlander Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.