Spacious and family-friendly SUVs have carved out quite a niche for themselves in the automotive landscape. These vehicles are so popular that it can be somewhat overwhelming to navigate the class on your hunt for the one that checks off all the right boxes on your list of needs, preferences, and desires.
If you’d like to save yourself some time and hassle in the search, you’ll want to turn to a brand you know and trust, one that has built its stellar reputation on manufacturing vehicles that are packed with value, features, and quality. In particular, you’ll want to look to the Toyota Highlander.
This midsize SUV is a superstar in the Toyota lineup, easily standing out from the crowd of similarly sized vehicles with its exceptional mix of indulgent spaciousness and comfort, tech-savvy features and smart safety equipment – and of course a capable engine that powers the Highlander with ease and a supple, smooth ride quality that keeps everyone onboard relaxed and content.
If the Highlander sounds like the SUV you’ve been looking for, it’s time to learn more about what you can expect to find in the latest model of this standout vehicle. Keep reading for an overview of its past and its present, and how the Highlander is poised to cruise confidently into the future.
Then get ready to find one for an incredible deal when you shop the selection at John O’Neil Johnson Toyota! Our Toyota brand experts are standing by to help you find your ultimate new or used Highlander and show you everything this SUV can do.
What’s New in the 2021 Toyota Highlander?
The Highlander continues to excel in all the right ways for SUV shoppers. And for the latest model year, things get even better. The 2021 Highlander lineup gains a new trim, the sporty XSE. This Highlander trim receives an enhanced suspension system and improved steering as well as eye-catching, athletic styling elements inside and out. The XSE’s standout aesthetics include a more aggressive stance, sharper headlights, chrome dual-tip exhaust, and a sharp red and black interior color scheme.
Regardless of which 2021 Highlander trim wins your favor, you’re sure to love what’s in store. Each model has its own impressive array of user-friendly infotainment features, advanced safety equipment, and comfort and convenience amenities to help you get the most enjoyment out of every drive.
Some of the highlights in the 2021 Highlander include premium audio options, a Wi-Fi hotspot, HD Radio, and a user-friendly infotainment interface. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is equipped on all trims and gives you valuable features like a pre-collision warning and braking system and adaptive cruise control. Abundant interior room and cargo space, as well as a cabin appointed with high-quality materials and soft surfaces, completes this well-rounded package.
Powered by an energetic 3.5L V6 that generates 295 horsepower and enables powerful acceleration, the Highlander is ready for any driving scenario. And its cushiony-soft ride and responsive steering make it a pleasure for passengers and drivers alike.
History Highlights of the Highlander
The Highlander joined the Toyota family for the 2001 model year, at a time when SUVs of all shapes and sizes were taking the automotive world by storm. A spacious and versatile option from a beloved and established brand, the Highlander was met with instant success due in part to its impressive array of features and amenities, massive cabin, and Toyota-caliber quality and value.
As it has grown and evolved in the model years since its inception, the Highlander has consistently monitored the market to see what drivers want and expect from their vehicles. And it has delivered above and beyond those expectations with timely tech updates, cabin upgrades, styling enhancements, and more. Undergoing revisions in 2008, 2015, and 2020, the Highlander has successfully remained on the cutting edge and retained its spot as a prominent member of this highly competitive class.
Today’s Highlander models continue to win loyal fans model year after model year, setting the standard and raising the bar for class contenders.
Find Your Highlander at John O’Neil Johnson Toyota
The Toyota Highlander is in stock and waiting for you at John O’Neil Johnson Toyota, and our associates can’t wait to put you in the driver’s seat! We invite you to explore our online inventory to see what we have in store, and then come see us when you’re ready to test drive your top pick.
We think you’re going to love our selection – and we know you’ll love the savings we have to offer when you buy or lease your favorite vehicle here at our Meridian dealership!