The Japanese giant officially launches its fourth generation with its Toyota Highlander 2021. Therefore the official promotion was held on April 17, 2019 at the New York International Auto Show. The sale first began in Japan and then in Europe, and this year it hits the US market. The vehicle falls into large 8-seater SUVs and is a growing market in America. Above all, ten years ago, the company was selling about 92,000 units and now sales have gone beyond 250,000 on US soil alone.
- MOON DUST
- BLIZZARD PEARL
- MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
- CELESTIAL SILVER METALLIC
- MIDNIGHT BLACK METALLIC
- RUBY FLARE PEARL
- OPULENT AMBER
- Wheelbase 2,850 mm (112.2 in)
- Length 4,950 mm (194.9 in)
- Width 1,930 mm (76.0 in)
- Height 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
- Curb weight 1,880–2,018 kg (4,145–4,450 lb)
Toyota Highlander 2021 8 Seats SUV
You can see the picture of the interior from the presentation in the picture below. The cabin has space for 8 passengers in three rows of seats and all models come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. In addition, more details about packages are available here.
Toyota Highlander 2021 Engine, Hybrid
You have gasoline and a hybrid option on offer. Regular engines are the 3.5 L V-6 engine with 295 horses at 6,600 rpm and 263 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm. The hybrid variant is a combination of 2.5 L I-4 engine and 5NM electric motor. This first one has 186 horses at 6,000 rpm and 175 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. After that, electric motor helps bring the total output to 243 horses. In conclusion, both options power transmission performs automatic gearbox with 8 speed.
In addition, V-6 engine consume 21 mpg in city and 29 mpg in highway or 24 mpg in average. Recall so far it has been 20/27 mpg. The hybrid option has numbers at 35 mpg for all drives.
Release Date and US Price
The fifth generation of this big SUV was introduced last year at this time during the New York Auto Show. However, it arrives in the US in mid-2020, with 5 trim models + 4 hybrid variants available.
L trim model start from $34,600
LE trim model start from $36,800
XLE trim model start from $39,600
Limited trim model start from $43,650
Platinum trim model start from $46,850
Hybrid LE trim model start from $38,200
Highlander Hybrid XLE trim model start from $41,000
Hybrid Limited trim model start from $45,050
Hybrid Platinum trim model start from $48,250