2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Toyota Highlander at Stampede Toyota in Calgary, Alberta
Stylish, powerful, and with flexible seating options to accommodate 7 or 8 passengers, the 2021 Toyota Highlander at Stampede Toyota in Calgary, Alberta is ready for any adventure you can imagine. Available in six different trims, not counting the hybrid versions, and featuring a wealth of standard equipment including the all-new Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+, the 2021 Highlander is the perfect vehicle for the family on the move. Learn more about the Highlander today with Stampede Toyota, Calgary’s premier Toyota dealership.
Both muscular and refined, the exterior of the 2021 Toyota Highlander is a study in utility. From its powerful and aggressive stance, to the aerodynamic efficiency of its sculpted hood and body panels, the Highlander is built to impress. Sleek LED headlamps flank the large and imposing grille of the Highlander, sitting above a handsome front fascia with available LED fog lamps. 18-inch alloy wheels are found on the L, LE, and XLE models of the 2021 Highlander, while the XSE and Limited trims each get a unique set of 20-inch wheels to complete their powerful look. A power sliding/tilting moonroof is available on select Highlander models, while the Limited features an expansive panoramic moonroof, allowing you to really take in the beauty of nature on your road trips.
Inside, the 2021 Toyota Highlander offers no shortage of space or utility inside its hulking frame. Luxury comes standard thanks to the 8-way power adjustable, heated driver’s seat, while an intuitive centre console with an available Qi wireless charging, LED ambient lighting, and 10-inch head up display offer additional refinement. Flexible seating options come courtesy of the 2nd row Captain’s Chairs found in the XSE and Platinum models, capable of seating 7 passengers, while all other trims feature a 2nd row bench seat that stretches the 2021 Highlander’s seating abilities to 8 passengers. And speaking of stretching, there’s no need to limber up just to make it to the spacious 3rd row bench thanks to the extra large rear doors that provide easy access to the rear of the vehicle. That 3rd row bench seat is built with a 60/40 split, and folds flat along with the 2nd row seats, creating an absolute wealth of cargo space—made all the easier to load thanks to the available hands-free power liftgate option.
2021 Toyota Highlander Dimensions
|Exterior Dimensions||2021 Toyota Highlander|
|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|
An SUV this big needs an equally large engine, and the standard 3.5-litre Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence V6 is up to the task. Capable of producing 295 horses, and towing up to 5,000 lbs, the 2021 Toyota Highlander leaves it all out on the road. Of course, it still offers up the same legendary fuel economy you expect from a Toyota, thanks to an 8-speed direct shift automatic transmission that helps keep things efficient to the tune of just 10.3 L/100 km (city and highway combined). Adding to that efficiency is Toyota’s start-stop engine technology, which shuts off the engine to save fuel every time you come to a full stop—and seamlessly restarts your engine once you take your foot off the brake. In order to handle adventure, the gas-powered versions of this Toyota SUV offer exceptional handling courtesy of the Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive system capable of sending up to 50% of the highlander’s torque to the rear wheels—even determining which of the 4 wheels needs torque the most. And for those planning on really pushing the performance capabilities of the 2021 Toyota Highlander, the available Multi-Terrain Select system lets you swap between four distinct drive modes—Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, Snow, or Normal—to customize your traction to the road conditions; perfect for those unpredictable Alberta roads.
2021 Toyota Highlander Performance
|Engine||Transmission||Horsepower||Towing Capacity||Payload||Fuel Efficiency (combined)|
|3.5L V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence||8-speed automatic||295 hp||2,268 kg/ 5,000 lbs||603 kg/ 1,330 lbs||10.3 L/100 km|
Safety & Technology
The 2021 Toyota Highlander isn’t just a big SUV, it’s big on safety and technology. That means the smart infotainment and safety features offered by Toyota’s Connected Services system, accessible on the vehicle’s Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatible touchscreen. Remember when we said this Toyota was big on tech? Well, that touchscreen ranges from 8-inches on the Highlander LE all the way to the 12.3-inch touchscreen found in the Highlander Platinum—one of the largest in the segment. Though the infotainment aspect pales in comparison to the advanced safety found in the 2021 Highlander, Canada’s first Toyota to offer Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+). Cutting edge active safety and driver-assistance features courtesy of TSS 2.5+ provide unparalleled confidence when you’re behind the wheel of the 2021 Highlander, thanks to 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 with Curve Speed Management. All that adds up to an SUV without peer when it comes to modern safety features.
Toyota Highlander Model Changes
While not much has changed, upgrades over the 2020 Toyota Highlander include LED projection headlamps and TSS 2.5+ as standard equipment for 2021. However, the biggest addition to the Highlander lineup is the all-new XSE trim level; a sporty trim featuring unique exterior styling, 20-inch wheels, and black exterior accents. It’s not just all looks with the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE though, as it also receives a refined sport-suspension system offering stellar performance both on and off the road.
When it comes to third row SUVs, there may not be one on the market with the same mix of performance, technology, and style found in the 2021 Toyota Highlander. Add in the incredible safety, fuel efficiency, and value synonymous with Toyota, and it’s clear that the 2021 Highlander is in a class of its own. Get behind the wheel of a brand-new Highlander today courtesy of Stampede Toyota, or take a look at our Toyota vehicle lineup to find a vehicle that better suits your needs. We’re always happy to help, whether that means 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 trust Calgary’s Stampede Toyota with all your automotive needs.