2021 Toyota Highlander Review

The 2021 Toyota Highlander is an SUV prepared for the roads of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, PA. With its safety features, modern technology, and fun drive, the Highlander has what you’ll need to get around.

To help you get to know the 2021 Toyota Highlander better, the team at Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg has put together this review. Read on to learn what this SUV has to offer.

2021 Toyota Highlander

Powerful Performance

There are two standard engines across the Toyota Highlander’s ten trims. The gas engine is a 3.5L with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and a Stop and Start Engine System. The gas engine has 295 horsepower and 263 lb.-ft of torque.

The second standard engine is a hybrid. There are four hybrid trims available. The hybrid engine is a 2.5L with Dual VVT-iE (Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent) intake controlled by electric motor. The combined electric motor and gas engine put out 243 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft of torque.

Technology in the Highlander

The Highlander comes standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. To let you stream your favorite music and use your smartphone’s apps, hook up your phone to standard Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. For hands-free calling, the Highlander has Bluetooth® wireless capability.

If you’re on a long road trip or running errands with a group, everyone will need to charge their phones at some point. With the Highlander’s four USB charging ports, no one has to worry about their phone running out of battery power.

Want built-in navigation? You can get the available Dynamic Navigation as a part of your infotainment system at higher trim levels. Dynamic Navigation provides up-to-date data on maps and routes. Plug in your destination on the touchscreen and hit the road.

2021 Toyota Highlander

Safety and Driver-Assist Tech

The Highlander has a wealth of safety features, including eight standard airbags and standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+. Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ is a suite of safety features to protect you and your passengers. Several standard features in the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ are:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection – Uses camera and radars to help mitigate frontal accidents. If it senses an impending accident, it will alert you. Then, if your vehicle senses you’re unable to brake in time, it will apply them for you.
  • Lane Departure Alert – On the highway, this system can detect if you’re unintentionally drifting out of your lane. If it senses this, it will alert you.

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control –This system helps maintain a consistent set speed and a set distance from the vehicle ahead of you. It will slow your vehicle and resume speed to match the flow of traffic.

Test Drive the Toyota Highlander

With its modern tech and extensive safety features, the 2021 Toyota Highlander is an SUV ready for adventures around Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle, PA. Want to get behind the wheel of the Highlander and see what this SUV is capable of? Stop by Faulkner Toyota Harrisburg. Our team will get you behind the wheel and answer any questions you have. Contact us today!

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