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2021 Toyota Highlander at Stampede Toyota in Calgary, Alberta

The 2021 Toyota Highlander, available at Stampede Toyota in Calgary, Alberta, is stylish, powerful, and equipped with versatile seating choices that can accommodate 7 or 8 people. The 2021 Highlander is available in six trim levels (not including hybrid models) and comes with a slew of standard features, including the all-new Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+. It’s the ideal vehicle for a family on the go. Stampede Toyota, Calgary’s top Toyota dealership, can help you learn more about the Highlander now.

Design

The appearance of the 2021 Toyota Highlander is a study in utility, both strong and elegant. The Highlander is designed to wow, from its strong and forceful posture to the aerodynamic efficiency of its sculpted bonnet and body panels. Sleek LED headlights surround the Highlander’s wide and imposing grille, which sits atop a beautiful front fascia with optional LED fog lights. The L, LE, and XLE versions of the 2021 Highlander come with 18-inch alloy wheels, while the XSE and Limited trims receive a distinctive set of 20-inch wheels to complete their strong appearance. Select Highlander models come with a power sliding/tilting moonroof, while the Limited comes with an enormous panoramic sunroof, enabling you to really appreciate the majesty of nature on your road excursions.

Inside the massive chassis of the 2021 Toyota Highlander, there is plenty of room and usefulness. The 8-way power adjustable, heated driver’s seat comes standard, and an intelligent centre console with available Qi wireless charging, LED ambient lighting, and a 10-inch head up display adds to the elegance. The 2nd row Captain’s Chairs featured in the XSE and Platinum versions are capable of seating 7 people, while all other trims have a 2nd row bench seat that extends the 2021 Highlander’s seating capabilities to 8 passengers. And, speaking of stretching, due to the extra wide rear doors that allow simple access to the back of the car, there’s no need to limber up simply to get to the roomy 3rd row bench. The 60/40 split 3rd row bench seat folds flat alongside the 2nd row seats, providing a massive amount of cargo capacity that’s made even simpler to load due to the optional hands-free power liftgate.

Performance

The base 3.5-litre Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence V6 is more than capable of powering such a huge SUV. The 2021 Toyota Highlander is capable of generating 295 horsepower and pulling up to 5,000 pounds on the road. Of course, it still delivers the renowned Toyota fuel efficiency, owing to an 8-speed direct shift automatic gearbox that helps keep things economical at only 10.3 L/100 km (city and highway combined). Toyota’s start-stop engine technology adds to that efficiency by shutting down the engine to conserve gasoline every time you come to a complete stop—and then smoothly restarting the engine moment you lift your foot off the brake. The Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive system in the gas-powered variants of this Toyota SUV provides excellent handling by transferring up to 50% of the highlander’s torque to the rear wheels—even deciding which of the four wheels need the greatest torque. For those looking to really push the 2021 Toyota Highlander’s performance capabilities, the available Multi-Terrain Select system allows you to choose from four different drive modes—Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, Snow, or Normal—to tailor your traction to the road conditions, which is ideal for Alberta’s unpredictable roads.

Technology & safety

The Toyota Highlander for 2021 isn’t only a large SUV; it’s also a big SUV in terms of safety and technology. This refers to Toyota’s Connected Services system’s smart infotainment and safety features, which may be accessed through the vehicle’s Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM compatible touchscreen. Remember how we said that this Toyota was tech-savvy? The Highlander LE’s touchscreen is 8 inches, while the Highlander Platinum’s is 12.3 inches—one of the biggest in the category. The enhanced safety features featured in the 2021 Highlander, Canada’s first Toyota to provide Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), outweigh the infotainment features. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian & Bicycle Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Automatic High Beams, Left Turn Intersection Support, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control are just a few of the cutting-edge active safety and driver-assistance features courtesy of TSS 2.5+ that provide unparalleled confidence when you’re behind the wheel of the 2021 Highlander. All of this combines to create an SUV that is unrivalled in terms of contemporary safety features.

Changes to the Toyota Highlander

LED projection headlights and TSS 2.5+ as standard equipment for 2021 are improvements over the 2020 Toyota Highlander. The all-new XSE trim level, with distinctive external design, 20-inch wheels, and black exterior highlights, is the most significant addition to the Highlander range. The 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE isn’t just about aesthetics, however; it also gets a revised sport-suspension system that provides excellent on- and off-road performance.

There may not be another third-row SUV on the market that offers the same combination of performance, technology, and elegance as the Toyota Highlander from 2021. When you factor in Toyota’s legendary safety, fuel economy, and value, it’s obvious that the 2021 Highlander is a one-of-a-kind vehicle. Get behind the wheel of a brand-new Highlander now, compliments of Stampede Toyota, or browse our Toyota car range to discover a vehicle that better meets your requirements. We’re always happy to assist, whether it’s by going over our extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles, working with you to find smart financing options, or simply providing top-notch vehicle parts and service—which is why you can always rely on Stampede Toyota in Calgary for all your automotive needs.