2021 Toyota Highlander Redesign, Hybrid, Release Date, and Price. Sometime in the second half of 2019, the Japanese manufacturer is going to reveal the all-new 2021 Toyota Highlander. The new Highlander is expected to get a full overhaul, but for now, there aren’t specific details about the changes.
It will enter the showrooms as the 2021 Toyota Highlander. The new Highlander should be slightly revised both inside and out, and it could get more optional features.
2021 Toyota Highlander Engines, powertrain
Under the hood, the 2021 Toyota Highlander will t= return with a range of gasoline and hybrid engines. This engine gets 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The 2021 Toyota Highlander comes with a range of engine options. The engine will work with a 6-speed automatic transmission and will come with the front-wheel drive layout. It will get 20 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.
As for the fuel economy, the front-wheel drive model will get 20/27 mpg in the LE model while in higher trims it gets 19/26 mpg. The AWD model will be rated at 21/27 mpg and in the XLE, LE, Limited, and Limited Platinum models are rated at 20/26 mpg.
The last one is a hybrid which combines a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with electric motors. The LE model gets 29/27 mpg while the higher trims are rated at 29/27 mpg.
Connected to front-wheel drive layout, this engine is rated at 21/27.23 mpg. The AWD model is estimated to be 20 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.
The LE model gets 30/28 mpg. The XLE, Limited, and Limited Platinum versions are rated at 29/27 mpg in the city/highway.
Design of exterior and interior
According to the latest news, the 2021 Toyota Highlander is expected to get a full redesign, but for now, there isn’t any specific information. Recently, the Highlander has been slightly refreshed getting a more aggressive appearance with more sharp angles and edges all over the body. The grille features a razor design while the rest of the vehicle looks muscular and well-proportioned.
The Toyota Highlander has been recently refreshed with sharper lines and more aggressive appearance. The new 2021 Toyota Highlander is expected to be slightly revised and we can expect some small changes to the grille, headlamps, and bumpers.
The three-row seating configuration will also be standard for the 2021 Toyota Highlander. The first and the second rows will provide very good space and the second-row captain’s chairs will also be offered.
The standard equipment of the Highlander includes a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, a power driver’ seat, a 4.2-inch LCD screen in the gauge cluster, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth, and so on. The higher trims will add an 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, three-zone climate control, synthetic and rear leather seats, navigation, a panoramic sunroof, a JBL audio system, and many other more.
Inside, the 2021 Toyota Highlander might also get a redesign with upgraded materials, infotainment system, and more technology. Depending on a trim level, each model features a unique finish and specific details such as faux wood trim.
Release date and price
For now, there is no official information about the arrival of the 2021 Toyota Highlander. It should appear sometime next year.
We are hoping to see the new 2021 Toyota Highlander in the second half of 2020. The price is not yet known but the current model starts at $39,000.