There is no more competitive class in the automotive than the one containing crossover SUVs. That competition gets even tighter when someone lands in the class that is occupied by the Toyota Highlander. The three-row crossover SUV portion of the segment might be the most competitive. A comparison between the 2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander will provide Colonial Toyota customers with some very interesting information. For the 2021 model year, Toyota has introduced the XSE trim grade which adds a unique ownership experience to the platform.
Independent reviews have praised the 2021 Highlander for its quiet and comfortable ride and excellent outward visibility – just like the redesigned version of the 2020 Highlander.
Colonial Toyota customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Toyota Highlander today by calling, 203-403-6890.
2021 Toyota Highlander
2020 Toyota Highlander
|3.5-L, V-6||Engine||3.5-L, V-6|
|5,000 lbs.||Towing||5,000 lbs.|
Both model years of the Toyota Highlander crossover SUV employ the same powertrain. The vehicle will have a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine under the hood that will be attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Both model years will produce 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque.
Additionally, both versions of the Highlander will have a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, regardless of its equipped with front- or all-wheel-drive.
Interior space is really what sets the Toyota Highlander apart from its competition. The 2021 and 2020 versions of the Highlander will offer the same interior dimensions for passenger and cargo space – often setting the bar for the rest of the segment. Seven- and eight-passenger configurations are available in both model years. When the interior of the Highlander is properly configured, there will be up to 84.3 cubic-feet of cargo volume.
The biggest difference between the 2021 and 2020 versions of the Toyota Highlander is the existence of the XSE trim grade. Buyers of the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE will have several features that are not available on any other trim grade. Some of these exclusive pieces of equipment include unique athletic style cues, sport-tuned suspension, interior ambient lighting and a native GPS native system.