2021 Toyota Highlander Reviews

April 14th, 2021 by

2021 Toyota Highlander driving away from the city


The Toyota Highlander is equipped to accommodate Palmdale-area families like yours. With an all-new Toyota safety system, comfortable and convenient amenities, and ultimate style, this three-row SUV has critics and customers alike doling out high praise. Discover why in this compilation of 2021 Toyota Highlander reviews from Frontier Toyota, along with a Toyota Highlander Hybrid review. Then, you can browse the new Highlander inventory available at our dealership near Lancaster.

Toyota Highlander Review: Safety

After undergoing a thorough rejuvenation for the 2020 model year, the Highlander returns as strong as ever. One key improvement is the Highlander’s offering of the all-new Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) as standard across the lineup. This prompted strong remarks from automotive experts in their Toyota Highlander reviews.

Car and Driver: “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Highlander a five-star safety rating; the Highlander was also named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As is the Toyota way, the 2021 Highlander offers a standard suite of driver-assistance features. The package includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beam headlamps.”

Toyota Highlander Review: Performance

You can choose from two different engines to achieve your optimal performance on the San Fernando Valley streets: a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and a 3.5L V6 engine, All-wheel drive is optional on all trims. Read the 2021 Toyota Highlander reviews about performance below.

U.S. News: “The 2021 Highlander comes standard with a 295-horsepower V6 engine. While this isn’t the most muscular SUV in the class, it serves up sharp acceleration from a stop. You can also get up to higher speeds fairly easily, thanks to an eight-speed automatic transmission that works smoothly in the background.”

Car and Driver: “During a brief test drive, we found the V6 could tackle short on-ramps without straining; at our test track, our all-wheel drive test vehicle made it to 60 mph in reasonably-quick 6.7 seconds. [T]he ride is perfectly suitable for family-chauffeur duty.”

Toyota Highlander XLE Reviews

It can be difficult to decide which of the Toyota Highlander models will serve you best around Valencia. Many drivers gravitate towards the mid-range Highlander XLE, which boasts a compelling suite of standard amenities and excellent performance for low-starting price of $39,910 MSRP*. Read the Car and Driver Toyota Highlander XLE review for additional perspective.

Car and Driver: “In our view, the mid-range XLE is the pick of the litter. It has heated front seats, a wireless smartphone-charging pad, and a power sunroof, among other niceties. We’d also spring for the Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation package, which brings in-dash navigation and an upgraded stereo system.”

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

Looking to lower your fuel consumption on Palmdale roads with a new Highlander Hybrid? Consider the Toyota Highlander Hybrid review from Kelley Blue Book to understand why it’s such an appealing ride.

Kelley Blue Book: “Toyota knows hybrids, perhaps better than any other car company. The creator of the Prius was among the first to make a hybrid SUV, starting with the 2006 Highlander. Building on that legacy, the 2021 Highlander Hybrid brings smooth power and great fuel economy.”

Test Drive A Toyota Highlander in Valencia

If you’re interested in a three-row SUV, you can’t go wrong with the Toyota Highlander, as evidenced by the Toyota Highlander reviews from the experts. Get in touch to schedule your test drive of the Highlander today!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.