From the morning commute to cross-country road trips with the family, the Toyota Highlander can do it all. Its smooth ride and roomy interior make group travel a delight, and it keeps everyone onboard safe thanks to Toyota’s vigilant design and technology. The SUV handles with ease, and it packs plenty of power for accelerating onto the highway or towing a trailer. You can also enjoy many miles between fill-ups, as the Highlander upholds Toyota’s commitment to fuel efficiency.
If you want to see what the Toyota Highlander can do for you, come get in the driver’s seat here at Oakes Toyota. When you visit our dealership in Greenville, you can join us for a detailed tour to see this SUV inside and out. You’ll also have the opportunity to take the Highlander for a test drive.
What’s New in the 2021 Toyota Highlander?
Toyota has introduced the Highlander XSE model to the SUV’s trim range for 2021. This new addition comes with distinctive looks, sport-tuned suspension, and 20-inch wheels. The Highlander now comes standard with LED projection headlights, and its array of driver assistance and safety systems now includes semi-automated emergency steering. Other standard safety tech features include a rearview camera, traffic sign recognition, and pedestrian detection.
The three-row Highlander can carry up to eight people, and all your passengers can enjoy a relaxing ride. The interior provides plenty of space for the entire crew, and your youngest riders can be safely secured thanks to two complete sets of LATCH car seat connections. You can also opt for the available Driver Easy Speak to send your voice to the back row whenever you need to make sure your message is heard loud and clear. Other features available in the 2021 Highlander include wireless device charging, onboard Wi-Fi, and navigation.
Everyone riding in the Highlander can expect a balanced ride, and the cruising remains smooth on streets, highways, and worn pavement. The Highlander is powered by a 295-horsepower V6 engine, while shifting is handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission. In keeping with Toyota’s reputation, the Highlander demonstrates reserved gas mileage on streets and highways. A Highlander Hybrid model is also available for even more disciplined fuel efficiency. When the Highlander is fully equipped for trailering, it can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
History of the Highlander
The Toyota Highlander arrived in the U.S. in 2001, debuting as a five-seater SUV in two trim levels. The new arrival came standard with cruise control and other convenient features, and it featured a CD player during a time when analog tools were still the industry standard. Toyota also offered other conveniences and amenities like heated seats, a moonroof, and keyless entry.
The Highlander received several updates in 2004, including style enhancements and an optional third row. The vehicle’s second generation began four years later, and the new, expanded body offered more passenger space. The redesign also endowed the Highlander with new tools like traction control, antilock brakes, and hill start assist. The Highlander was redesigned once again in 2020, now sporting fresh looks, new technology, and enhanced capability.
The Highlander is Here at Oakes Toyota
Whenever you’re ready to get behind the wheel of your next SUV, we hope you’ll drop by our lot in Greenville. At Oakes Toyota, you can count on our team to help you find just what you’re looking for in our new Toyota lineup. Our experts will also make it easy to finance your purchase, and you can get the process started before you even set foot on our lot by applying for financing online.