2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid at Stampede Toyota in Calgary, Alberta

What do you get when you take the Toyota Highlander—a stylish and versatile SUV with seating for up to 8 passengers—and add a hybrid powertrain? You get the award-winning Highlander Hybrid, Canada’s most fuel efficient mid-size hybrid SUV. Read on and learn more about how the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid confidently charges past the competition.


Building off the brash and athletic styling of the Highlander, the exterior of the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid does more to suggest a rugged off-road machine than a fuel-conscious hybrid—though it easily tackles both roles. Front and rear splash guards, a rear bumper protector, and colour-keyed rear spoiler all hint at its sporty nature, while the chrome roof rails found on the hybrid XLE and Limited models adds a heavy dose of utility into the mix. LED fog lamps are found on all the hybrid Highlander trims, while the Limited and Platinum trim levels also feature premium LED headlamps and unique 20-inch alloy wheels. 

Inside, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers features as advanced as its powertrain, with multi-information display steering wheel controls, illuminated entry with fadeout lighting, and either a 4.2- or 7-inch colour TFT Multi Information Display screen. Add in other advanced features found in the Platinum Hybrid, like Head-Up Display, Birds Eye View Camera, 12.3-inch Touch Display, and even a Digital Display Rear View Mirror with Homelink, and you’ve got one of the most advanced vehicles on the market—inside and out.

2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Dimensions

Dimensions:2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Length (mm/in)4,950 / 194.9
Width (mm/in)1,930 / 76.0
Height (mm/in)1,730 / 68.1
Wheelbase (mm/in)2,850 / 112.2
Ground Clearance (mm/in)203 / 8.0
Approach Angle (degrees)18
Departure Angle (degrees)23
Dimensions:2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Headroom (front) (mm/in)1,046 / 41.2
Headroom (rear) (mm/in)1,001 / 39.4
Headroom (3rd seat) (mm/in)918 / 36.1
Legroom (front) (mm/in)1,066 / 42.0
Legroom (rear) (mm/in)1,042 / 41.0
Legroom (3rd seat) (mm/in)702 / 27.6
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in)1,498 / 59.0
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in)1,490 / 58.7
Shoulder Room (3rd seat) (mm/in)1,397 / 55.0
Cargo Capacity (L/cu-ft)454 / 16.0
Seating Capacity8


The 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the performance and spirit of a classic sport utility vehicle, only with best-in-class efficiency and a much softer carbon footprint. A 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine is matched to Toyota’s impressive self-charging gas and electric Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, offering the best of both worlds. Instant access to the Highlander Hybrid’s 243 net horsepower creates an SUV that’s both quick off the line and more than capable of towing serious loads, while its eCVT (electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission) ensures a smooth and seamless ride. The advanced regenerative braking system of the Highlander Hybrid actually captures energy every time you apply the brakes, returning it to the engine meaning you don’t have to worry about plugging it in at night. In terms of efficiency, the Highlander Hybrid is second to none—literally—with the 2020 version being recognized as the most fuel-efficient SUV of the year, and with the numbers to back it up: a mere 6.8 L/100 km on the highway, and an estimated fuel economy rating of just 6.7 L/100 km in the city. Want to spend less time at the gas station, and spend more time on the road? The 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has you covered.

2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Performance

Specifications:2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Engine2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i)
Towing Capacity (lbs/kg)3,500 / 1,587
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km)6.7 / 6.8 / 6.7

The Highlander Hybrid: Built To Last

For those still on the fence about hybrid technology, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is here to free you of your concerns. Thanks to its long-lasting, high-performance battery, the Highlander Hybrid—in fact, all Toyota hybrids—requires no additional maintenance, simply the same routine maintenance you’d find with a more traditionally-powered vehicle. Add in the self-charging capability of regenerative braking, and you’ve got a vehicle that improves on the already legendary reliability synonymous with the Toyota name. The 2021 Highlander Hybrid also features an 8-year (or 160,000 km) Hybrid Component Warranty, along with a new, extended 10-year (or 240,000 km) Hybrid Battery Warranty. With over 15 million hybrid vehicles sold worldwide, Toyota stands by the dependability of their hybrid powertrain vehicles—and so do we!

With all the same great features found in the 2021 Toyota Highlander, along with an even more fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, the Highlander Hybrid is the perfect SUV for those looking to increase their adventures but decrease their carbon footprint (not to mention their time at the gas station). Thanks to a powerful Hybrid Synergy Drive engine, this hybrid SUV offers best-in-class fuel economy alongside its good looks, and advanced Toyota safety features. To learn more about the 2021 Highlander Hybrid, simply give us a call or fill out the form below to get in touch and book a test drive. With an extensive selection of new vehicles from the Toyota model lineup, as well as pre-owned vehicles in excellent condition, in-house financing options, service, parts, and more, it’s no wonder that Stampede Toyota is Calgary’s premier destination for all things automotive. 

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