2021 Toyota Highlander

Explore the Highlander

Families in Edmonton need an SUV with it all. A multi-purpose mobile command centre. A place to connect with family and friends. The perfect vehicle for that weekend getaway to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Your sanctuary from the everyday. The 2021 Highlander is all of that and more. At Toyota on the Trail, some of our favourite features include: flexible seating for 7 or 8, Connected Services that elevate convenience and safety, and premium touches in every seat.

Now available as a sporty XSE model (gas only). And, with Toyota Safety SenseTM 2.5+ standard across the lineup. Highlander offers a choice of two advanced engines along with impressive road-handling capabilities. Try it for yourself with a test drive at Toyota on the Trail on the corner of gateway and 51 Ave in Edmonton.

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Exterior Design

Express yourself. Low, wide and aggressively sculpted, the 2021 Highlander features a powerful stance fused with a sophisticated attitude that lets you rule the road. While its design will turn heads, it also delivers greater aerodynamic efficiency for enhanced vehicle stability. The winds on the QEII don't stand a chance!

Seating for 7 or 8

The 2021 Highlander is as flexible as you need it to be. XSE and Platinum models offer seating for 7 with 2nd row Captain's Chairs -- heated on the Platinum. All other models comfortably seat 8 courtesy of a 2nd row bench. Large rear doors provide easy access to the 3rd row. Three-zone climate control lets everyone set their own comfort zone.

Driver Focused

A modern realm filled with luxurious touches, like standard 8-way power adjustable and heated driver's seat, Highlander is your command centre. The intuitive central console puts controls close at hand.

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New Highlander XSE

Introducing the all-new 2021 Highlander XSE. Even more dynamic in style, the XSE brings a series of sport-inspired features like unique 20" alloy wheels, unique grille complemented by smoked headlamps and tail lamp surround, and unique front and rear bumpers. It also features a unique interior design, including sporty ambient lighting. More than just style, the XSE also boasts a sport-tuned suspension to heighten that connection between you, your Highlander, and the road.

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Powerful & Efficient Gas Engine

The available 3.5-litre 295 HP V6 serves up an ideal blend of power and efficiency. Backed by next-generation technology, like Dual Variable Valve Timing-with intelligence (Dual VVT-i), and mated to an 8-speed direct shift automatic transmission -- putting power and responsiveness at your fingertips, while helping to make the most of every litre.

Up to 5000 lb Towing Capacity

Turns out you can take it with you. On Highlander Hybrid models, you can tow up to 3,500 lbs of cargo. On gas models, the available towing package allows you to take 5,000 lbs along for the ride. Features include: a heavy-duty radiator, engine oil cooler, and Trailer Sway Control (TSC) to restrict unwanted trailer movement.

Start/Stop Engine

Whenever you come to a full stop -- like at a stop light -- Highlander's engine automatically shuts off to save fuel and reduce emissions. Lift your foot from the brake pedal, and the engine instantly restarts, to get you effortlessly on your way.

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MULTI-TERRAIN SELECT

Go with confidence. Available Multi-Terrain Select lets you choose between four modes -- Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, Snow, and Normal -- helping to maximize traction when the roads or the weather take a turn for the worse.

DYNAMIC TORQUE VECTORING AWD (DTV-AWD) WITH REAR DRIVELINE DISCONNECT

Think of it as the ultimate multi-tasker. A Toyota-first, DTV-AWD can send up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels, then distributes power to the wheel that needs it most -- enhancing stability, responsiveness and control. When it isn't needed, the system sends all driving force to the front wheels to improve fuel economy and deliver a smoother ride.

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ELECTRONIC ON-DEMAND ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD)

With a dedicated electric motor for the rear wheels, Hybrid models adapt based on driving conditions -- from 100 percent to the front wheels, to an even 50:50 split between front and rear. It all happens seamlessly and automatically to give you better traction when the going gets tough, and performance that brings a smile when accelerating and cornering.

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VERSATILE CARGO AREA

With 60/40 split fold-flat 3rd row seats, and fold-flat 2nd row seats, the 2021 Highlander offers plenty of room for cargo, so you can carry what you need for wherever you are going. The available hands-free power liftgate makes loading up and loading out even easier.

12.3" Touchscreen Display

Choose the Platinum Grade and enjoy the convenience of a 12.3" touchscreen -- one of the largest in the segment -- for easy viewing and simple operation.

Connected Services By Toyota

Connected Services by Toyota offers a suite of smart technologies that help keep you safe, informed, and simplify your everyday life, allowing you to stay in touch with your vehicle, whether you are in or out of the driver's seat. Highlander LE features Audio Plus, including an 8" touchscreen, Safety Connect® (1-year trial), and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (All Access 3-month trial), along with Apple CarPlayTM and Android Auto compatibilityTM.

Highlander XLE and XSE elevates your connected experience, adding Remote Connect (1-year trial), and Service Connect (10-year trial).

Highlander Limited and the Platinum Package elevate convenience even more adding embedded navigation, embedded traffic and weather, and Destination Assist (1-year trial).

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Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+TM

The 2021 Highlander is the first Toyota in Canada to feature Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), the next evolution of this advanced suite of active safety technologies and capabilities.

New for 2021 are features and enhancements that support your awareness and decision making at intersections, and when making left hand turns.

A 'curve speed management' function that enhances the dynamic radar cruise control when cornering. And an emergency steering assist function that allows the Highlander to stabilize the driver's emergency steering under certain conditions to help you avoid risk of incident or accident.

FEATURES ALSO INCLUDE:
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection & Bicycle Detection1
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist with enhance line and road recognition2
  • Lane Tracing Assist3
  • Automatic High Beams4
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Curve Speed Management5
  • Left Turn Intersection Support††

Consider the Highlander Hybrid

Toyota's renowned self-charging gas and electric Hybrid powertrain is standard on all Highlander Hybrid models. It includes advanced features like regenerative braking to recapture energy so you never have to plug in, while delivering a robust 243 Net Horsepower. Recognized as the most fuel-efficient conventional standard SUV for 2020*, it also helps you do more with less. In short, it's the no compromise family SUV.

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SELF-CHARGING

Highlander Hybrids never need to be plugged in. They recharge on the go, using innovations like regenerative braking to capture and transform energy into electricity and store it in the battery.

NO ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE

Highlander's high-performance battery is designed to last. And Toyota hybrids require no additional routine maintenance. In fact, they follow the same maintenance schedule as our conventionally-powered vehicles.

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