2021 Toyota Highlander & Highlander Hybrid Overview

Designed for all walks of life and all the adventure that brings.

There’s more to you than meets the eye. The same can be said of the 2021 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid. From its striking, fluid exterior styling, to its comfort and handling, to the host of intuitive tech that you’ll find at your fingertips, the Highlander goes a bit deeper than your standard SUV. Couple that with gas and hybrid options that offer extraordinary fuel efficiency, power, capability, and safety features – and we’re sure you’ll agree that there is nothing on the road quite like the Highlander and Highlander Hybrid.


Exterior Design

Express yourself. Low, wide and aggressively sculpted, the 2021 Highlander features a powerful stance fused with a sophisticated attitude. While its design will turn heads, it also delivers greater aerodynamic efficiency for enhanced vehicle stability.


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.


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).


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.

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††