2021 Toyota Highlander Review

Seating for eight, advanced safety features, and available all-wheel drive (AWD) are just some of the many noteworthy characteristics of the 2021 Toyota Highlander.

In this review from Bob Tyler Toyota, we’ll cover what this midsize SUV has to offer drivers near Fort Walton Beach, FL, or Daphne, AL. After reading, feel free to contact our Toyota dealership serving Pensacola, FL, for an up-close look at this automobile.

Features Inside the Toyota Highlander

The 2021 Toyota Highlander offers ample space and comfort-oriented features to help keep you and your fellow passengers happy.

As we mentioned before, the SUV can seat up to eight people. Thanks to 141.3 cubic feet of passenger volume, you’ll have lots of stretching room, no matter which row you’re sitting in.

To the right of the steering wheel is the standard Audio infotainment system. All your media options will be displayed on an 8-inch touchscreen, such as:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

A navigation system is available, which will help you get from Point A to Point B as efficiently as possible. Plus, the standard Wi-Fi Connect system will ensure that your passengers can work on their mobile devices, no matter where you roam.

Advanced Safety Options

Whether you’re riding solo or have the whole family in tow, you can feel good being inside the Toyota Highlander.

After all, the vehicle comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+). This suite is new for the 2021 model year and adds onto the already impressive features of Toyota Safety Sense™.

For example, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection now allows you to spot people or other cars in lower light. This feature can help prevent collisions from happening at any point in the day.

Other features found with TSS 2.5+ include:

  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

No matter what Highlander trim level you get, you’ll have the protection you need for you and your loved ones.

Efficient & Dependable Ride

What’s nice about the 2021 Highlander is that it provides any type of performance you’d like—be it one that focuses on power, fuel economy, or maximum grip on the road.

The vehicle comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that cranks out 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. When equipped with this engine, the Highlander will achieve an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG.*

Those are impressive fuel economy numbers, but you may want to extend that even farther. Get the hybrid version of this model with its 2.5L hybrid powertrain. Then, you’ll have an EPA-estimated 36 city/35 highway MPG, which would lead to minimal trips to the gas station.*

Furthermore, this SUV is available with Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive. When the road gets a little slick, up to 50% of power is sent to the rear wheels. This system will help maintain grip and prevent you from skidding.

Test Drive the 2021 Toyota Highlander Today

Now that you know a bit about the 2021 Toyota Highlander, it’s time to see if it’ll work for your lifestyle around Daphne, Alabama, or anywhere else in the area.

If you’d like experience this midsize SUV for yourself near Pensacola or Fort Walton Beach, Florida, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Bob Tyler Toyota today!



*EPA-estimated 21 city/29 hwy/24 combined MPG for 2021 Highlander; 20 city/27 hwy/23 combined MPG for 2021 Highlander AWD; 36 city/35 hwy/36 combined MPG for 2021 Highlander Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.