2021 Toyota Highlander Reviews

October 11th, 2021 by

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The Toyota Highlander is one of the most dependable vehicles around Smyrna. It packs the latest safety, technology, and performance features into one convenient package. Still on the fence about whether to consider this impressive SUV? Check out these Toyota Highlander reviews with the experts at Marietta Toyota! For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!

Toyota Highlander Reviews: Interior Features

The Toyota Highlander interior is quite similar to the previous model year, the Highlander includes all the latest comfort and convenience features you’ve come to expect. With all Highlander trims, you’ll get to enjoy the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) to keep you safe and secure on the Atlanta roads! Let’s check out some of the Toyota Highlander reviews focusing on the interior:

Car and Driver: “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Highlander a five-star safety rating; the Highlander was also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As is the Toyota way, the 2021 Highlander offers a standard suite of driver-assistance features. The package includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beam headlamps.”

Kelley Blue Book: “The 2021 Highlander is the epitome of user-friendliness. With the standard 8-inch touchscreen or the 12.3-inch alternative, no one needs a degree in software engineering to operate it. Controls for audio, climate, and other functions are similarly easy. The seats are comfortable, even the cloth-covered ones in the lower trims. And the stitched-leather interior of the Highlander Platinum could almost pass for a Lexus.”

Toyota Highlander Reviews: Performance

The Toyota Highlander offers class-leading performance with its powerful 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. If you need more power for your Marietta drives, you should also consider the optional 3.5L V6 on the top-tier trim levels. Let’s check out the latest Toyota Highlander reviews focusing on performance:

U.S. News: “The 2021 Highlander comes standard with a 295-horsepower V6 engine. While this isn’t the most muscular SUV in the class, it serves up sharp acceleration from a stop. You can also get up to higher speeds fairly easily, thanks to an eight-speed automatic transmission that works smoothly in the background.”

Car and Driver: “During a brief test drive, we found the V-6 could tackle short on-ramps without straining; at our test track, our all-wheel drive test vehicle made it to 60 mph in reasonably-quick 6.7 seconds. Handling is unexciting but stable, and the ride is perfectly suitable for family-chauffer duty.”

Toyota Highlander XLE Reviews

The Toyota Highlander XLE is the mid-range trim level and the most popular for Kennesaw drivers. With this trim, you’ll receive some impressive standard performance and technology features for just $39,910 MSRP. Let’s check out some of the latest Toyota Highlander XLE reviews:

Car and Driver: “In our view, the mid-range XLE is the pick of the litter. It has heated front seats, a wireless smartphone-charging pad, and a power sunroof, among other niceties. We’d also spring for the Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation package, which brings in-dash navigation and an upgraded stereo system.”

Edmunds: “If you have more room in your budget, the XLE model looks and feels quite a bit nicer thanks to its added convenience features and simulated leather upholstery.” 

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

If your main goal is to make fewer stops at the Marietta gas stations, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the vehicle for you. With the Highlander Hybrid, you can expect up to 36 mpg city/35 mpg highway, and it even includes AWD capability. Let’s check out some of the latest Toyota Highlander Hybrid reviews below:

Kelley Blue Book: “Toyota knows hybrids, perhaps better than any other car company. The creator of the Prius was among the first to make a hybrid SUV, starting with the 2006 Highlander. Building on that legacy, the 2021 Highlander Hybrid brings smooth power and great fuel economy.”

U.S. News: “The Highlander Hybrid gets an estimated 36 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, compared to 21/29 mpg city/highway from the standard Highlander. Driving the hybrid will save you about $450 in fuel costs per year.”

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