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Toyota Highlander Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2021)

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2021 Toyota Highlander specs.

2021 Toyota Highlander Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 112.2 in
Length 194.9 in
Width 76.0 in
Height 68.1 in
Curb Weight 4145 lb.
Fuel Capacity 17.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 41.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 59.0 in
Hip Room, Row 1 57.2 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.0 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 58.7 in
Hip Room, Row 2 57.0 in
Legroom, Row 2 41.0 in
Headroom, Row 3 36.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 3 55.0 in
Hip Room, Row 3 45.6 in
Legroom, Row 3 27.7 in
Total Legroom 110.7 in (over 3 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 16.0 ft3
Cargo Volume, Behind R2 48.4 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 84.3 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Toyota Highlander Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
With each redesign (for 2008, 2014, and 2020) Toyota has enlarged the Highlander, yet the crossover's third-row seat remains uncomforably low and tight. For adults to be even passably comfortable in the way-back the second row must be slid forward, rendering legroom there also marginal. Some three-row crossovers have much roomier and more comfortable third-row seats. But if you want to be able to squeeze in eight people, Highlanders with a second-row bench can do this. Because they have significantly narrower third-row seats, the Ford Explorer and Kia Sorento cannot fit three people back there even in a pinch, so in hybrid form the former has a maximum capacity of seven people and the latter only six. (The Sorento PHEV will be able to seat seven.) This noted, if you want your adult passengers to have plenty of room, the practical capacity of each is four people. see full Toyota Highlander review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Toyota Highlander Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2020 0 The 3rd row seating is just not for adults at all, and I'm not certain that children would be easy to fit back there as well. I'm not sure what Toyota was thinking, even making the 2020 longer didn't make any difference at all. My one complaint is it is just TOO SMALL! see full Toyota Highlander review
 

2021 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim L LE Hybrid LE XLE Hybrid XLE XSE Limited Hybrid Limited Platinum Hybrid Platinum
Standard Engine 3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
295 hp@6600
263 lb-ft@4700
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
295 hp@6600
263 lb-ft@4700
2.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
186 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@4400
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
295 hp@6600
263 lb-ft@4700
2.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
186 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@4400
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
295 hp@6600
263 lb-ft@4700
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
295 hp@6600
263 lb-ft@4700
2.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
186 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@4400
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
295 hp@6600
263 lb-ft@4700
2.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
186 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@4400
Standard Transmission8-speed manually-shiftable automatic8-speed manually-shiftable automaticCVT8-speed manually-shiftable automaticCVT8-speed manually-shiftable automatic8-speed manually-shiftable automaticCVT8-speed manually-shiftable automaticCVT
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWDAWDAWDAWDAWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires235/65R18 tires235/65R18 tires235/65R18 tires235/65R18 tires235/65R18 tires235/55R20 tires235/55R20 tires235/55R20 tires235/55R20 tires235/55R20 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Toyota Highlander Powertrain: Cons
YearComment
With the 2020 redesign, the Highlander Hybrid traded a 3.5-liter V6-based powertrain with 306 combined horsepower for a 2.5-liter four-cylinder-based powertrain with 243 combined horsepower. Acceleration sounds and feels considerably less effortless than before, with the non-linear sensations typical of powertrains with CVTs. The Highlander Hybrid isn't downright slow. If you must get from a stop to 60 mph in less than eight seconds, it can do it. It just sounds buzzy and feels strained in the process. Driven more casually with the typical flow of traffic this isn't an issue. The Explorer and Sorento hybrids use conventional stepped automatic transmissions (a ten-speed in the Ford and a six-speed in the Kia), so they likely sound and feel better in vigorous driving. With 318 combined horsepower, the Ford should also be significantly quicker despite a curb weight near 5,000 pounds. see full Toyota Highlander review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Toyota Highlander Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2020 0 The 2020 Highlander has the same 3.5 litre engine that they have had now for many years, and it is bullet proof reliable. I am quite happy with the mileage I'm getting so far (Average 24-25 mpg) This is an AWD vehicle and I have never owned one before. It has given me better miles per gallon then my 2012 2wd. Plenty of power, smooth take off and passing when needed. see full Toyota Highlander review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2021 Toyota Highlander

2021 Toyota Highlander Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2020 0 My Highlander came with Michelin tires, which have always been my tire of choice when replacing tires. They ride great and handle wet roads comfortably. I haven't been in snow or ice yet, but I feel confident that they will perform well. see full Toyota Highlander review
 

2021 Toyota Highlander MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV L 35,085 0 1,215
4dr SUV LE 37,285 0 1,215
4dr SUV Hybrid LE 38,735 0 1,215
4dr SUV XLE 40,085 0 1,215
4dr SUV Hybrid XLE 41,535 0 1,215
4dr SUV XSE 41,680 0 1,215
4dr SUV Limited 44,040 0 1,215
4dr SUV Hybrid Limited 45,490 0 1,215
4dr SUV Platinum 47,240 0 1,215
4dr SUV Hybrid Platinum 48,690 0 1,215

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