2021 Toyota Highlander Reviews

October 18th, 2021 by
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When shopping for a new SUV in Marshfield, you can spend time researching online, talking to our sales team at McGee Toyota of Hanover, and even going for test drives. However, nothing can replace the experience of driving a model for a longer period of time. That’s why if you’re considering buying the 2021 Toyota Highlander, then you should check out reviews! See what auto experts have to say about this model, including the XLE trim and hybrid version, below.

 

 

Toyota Highlander Review: Interior

While the cabin for the 2021 model receives minimal updates from its 2020 model, the cabin is still impressive with advanced technology and comfortable seating. Take a look at what experts from Kelley Blue Book have to say:

  • 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 Review: Safety

Of course, safety is extremely important when you need to drive your big family around Pembroke. The 2021 Toyota Highlander has the all-new Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) standard on each configuration across the lineup!

  • 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.”

Toyota Highlander Review: Performance

Whether you choose the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine or the 3.5L V6 engine, you will find reliable performance as you cruise on the streets. Check out some of the reviews about the engine performance below:

  • 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

Interested in the Toyota Highlander XLE? This trim is right in the middle of the lineup with exciting upgraded features. See the Toyota Highlander XLE reviews below:

  • 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

Or maybe you want to save more gas money. Then, you are probably looking at the hybrid models closely. The Toyota Highlander hybrid fuel economy goes up to 36 mpg city/35 mpg highway EPA-Estimated mpg. Take a look at the 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.”

Create Your Own Toyota Highlander Review in Hanover

Now that you have seen what other people have to say about this Toyota SUV, be sure to come by McGee Toyota of Hanover to see it for yourself as well! Contact us now and you can view each configuration if you’d like.

 

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