2021 Highlander Hybrid Review

2021 Highlander Hybrid Review


Searching for an SUV that’s clean, exciting, spacious, and ready to be taken on your next big adventure? That’s the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the SUV with the power and comfort to refresh your commutes around Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, NC.

If you’re in the market for an upgrade to your current family vehicle or exploring options for an alternative-fuel vehicle with great features, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid could be for you. To aid your research, our team at Toyota of Gastonia has provided this comprehensive review. Read on to learn more.

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid MPG

Modern Performance

The 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the total package of powerful performance, fantastic fuel efficiency, and adventure-ready capabilities.

With the standard Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and a hybrid engine at work, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid boasts a jaw-dropping EPA-estimated 36 city/35 highway MPG.1 With available All-Wheel Drive (AWD), the 2021 Highlander Hybrid doesn’t lose much efficiency, getting an EPA-estimated 35 city/35 highway MPG.2

You can also opt for an available Electronic On-Demand AWD system that provides maximum confidence in any conditions on or off the road. This system uses a dedicated electric motor to automatically supply power to the rear wheels for improved traction.

Highlander Hybrid Drive Modes

Normal

ECO

Sport

EV Mode

Trail Mode (AWD only)

For everyday driving

Maximizes fuel efficiency

Improves acceleration and responsiveness

Offers electric-only driving at low speeds

Adds traction for AWD models

The hybrid powertrain consists of a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine paired with a Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent electric motor that will give you a combined 243 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. That kind of power means you’ll be able to bring all of your favorite toys on vacation. When properly equipped, this SUV has the power to tow up to 3,500 pounds.


Toyota Highlander Hybrid Interior Space

Interior Space

The 2021 Highlander Hybrid offers three spacious rows of seating with available room for up to eight passengers. With a total interior passenger volume of 141.3 cubic feet, there’s plenty of room to move about the cabin.

For optimal comfort on the road, the 2021 Highlander Hybrid offers available heated and ventilated front seats as well as available heated second-row seating. The available Power Panoramic View Moonroof can also provide excellent views for passengers and welcomes any breeze into the cabin.

The split-level in-dash storage trays at the front will also come in handy for your essentials on the road. With available blue LED ambient lighting, you’ll be able to keep track of it all, night and day.


Toyota Highlander Hybrid with Wireless Smartphone Charging Pad

Interior Amenities

There is a whole wide world of fantastic interior technologies and amenities waiting to greet you in the Highlander Hybrid. Tune in, turn on, and turn up your favorite audio through the available 12.3-inch touchscreen display at the helm.

Through this handy feature, you can seamlessly stream to your heart’s content via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ technology. If you’re looking to spice up your trips with crystal-clear audio, the available JBL® with Clari-Fi® audio system will do the trick. This 1,200-watt, 11-speaker upgrade will surely make all of your rides groovy.

For easy navigation on your long road trips out of town, opt for the available Dynamic Navigation system. This system provides the most up-to-date map data and routes, and it even highlights points of interest along the way.

Worried about battery life? There will be no need for that with the available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging pad.

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Test Drive the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Today

The 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the efficiency, power, interior space, and technology to make every drive a memorable experience. If you think that this SUV can enhance your life around Gastonia, Charlotte, or Lincolnton, NC, give us a call at Toyota of Gastonia to schedule a test drive.

 1 EPA-estimated 21 city/29 hwy/24 combined mpg for 2021 Highlander; 20 city/27 hwy/23 combined for 2021 Highlander AWD; 36 city/35 hwy/36 combined for 2021 Highlander Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

2 EPA-estimated 21 city/29 hwy/24 combined mpg for 2021 Highlander; 20 city/27 hwy/23 combined for 2021 Highlander AWD; 36 city/35 hwy/36 combined for 2021 Highlander Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.


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