Toyota Highlander Performance Specs

Toyota Highlander Performance Specs

Understanding the specs of a model like the Toyota Highlander is going to help you determine if this SUV is the right match for you. From the trim levels available to the power and fuel economy figures, the Toyota Highlander specs prove to be favorable for any lifestyle near Charlotte, Lincolnton, and Gastonia. Additionally, the specifications can be altered when you move between different model configurations.

At Toyota of Gastonia, we wanted to lay out key aspects of the Highlander for you. If you still have questions about the SUV after reading, our staff is around to provide insight!


Toyota Highlander Engine Specs & MPG

Highlander Fuel Economy and Performance Specs

With both sterling power outputs and the ability to travel great distances without having to stop for a fill-up, the 2021 Toyota Highlander has a lot going for it. A hybrid motor is available, and if you select it with the pairing of FWD (Front-Wheel Drive), you can expect an EPA-estimated 36 city/35 highway MPG.1

If you think the V6 engine is more your speed, you can receive as much as an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG when you again opt for the FWD setup.1

What kind of power can you expect? The 3.5L V6 is going to deliver 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. Switching to the hybrid 2.5L option results in a net horsepower rating of 243!

2020 Toyota Highlander Interior Space

Toyota Highlander Cabin Specifications

With a flurry of SUVs on the open market, ensuring you pick one with the right interior proportions is important. With the Toyota Highlander, you can expect room in all rows, plus space for cargo.


  Front Row: Middle Row: Rear Row:
Headroom: 41.2 inches 39.4 inches 36.1 inches
Legroom: 42 inches 41 inches 27.7 inches


When you’re trying to reconfigure the cabin for cargo, you can enjoy 16 cubic feet behind the third row, 48.4 cubic feet behind the second row, and 84.3 cubic feet behind the first row!

Toyota Highlander

2021 Highlander Trim Levels

Choosing the powertrain, style, features, and specifications of your 2021 Highlander is going to come down to the Highlander trim level. In all, there are 10 trims, many of which have either a gas-powered or hybrid engine.

It all starts with the standard L trim and moves up with the LE, Hybrid LE, XLE, Hybrid XLE, and XSE trims. You begin to veer into luxury territory with the remaining trims, which include:


Further Explore the Toyota Highlander Specs

There are still plenty of specifications of the 2021 Toyota Highlander worth exploring. Contact us here at Toyota of Gastonia, and we can help you get a firm grasp on everything this model offers before you give it a test run near Charlotte, Lincolnton, and Gastonia!

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 mpg 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

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