New Toyota Highlander in Rutland, VT

New Toyota Highlander

Available in Rutland

Discover Vermont's Daily Driver: The Toyota Highlander

The All-New 2021 Toyota Highlander: Where Confidence Meets Class

The 2021 Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV that has undergone a redesign over two years. The new Highlander comes with a spacious and comfortable cabin with a softer styling and carefully selected materials to give it a more luxurious look than previous generations. The powerful V6 gives the 2021 Highlander unmatched performance and towing capacity. The third row is large enough to carry a full-grown adult. Behind the third row, there is enough space to carry luggage around Rutland.

What's New for 2021?

The 2020 Highlander was redesigned entirely, but the 2021 model gains an additional model, the XSE trim level. The new XSE receives a stiffer and sport-tuned suspension, a new stiffer anti-roll bar, and more responsive and accurate steering. The 2021 Highlander gains a new reshaped grille, a wider rear bumper, carbon-fiber-look interior, and black SofTex vinyl upholstery with cloth inserts.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The 2021 Highlander comes with a comfortable and spacious interior. Lower trims are fitted with cloth-covered seats while higher trims feature leather-trimmed seats and upholstery. The L and the LE models come with a bench seat on the second row that allows them to carry eight passengers while the XLE and Limited models are fitted with a pair of captains' chairs that reduce passenger capacity to seven.

The Highlander features an impressive cargo volume. Behind the third row, the Highlander offers 16 cubic feet of cargo space, 48 cubic feet when the third row is folded, and 84 cubic feet when both the second and third-row are folded.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The 2021 Highlander comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, which features forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. This system can be upgraded to have blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and surround-view mirror.


2020 will bring the Highlander more cargo room and legroom than the 2019 version.  This is sure to impress our Claremont, NH customers. The vehicle is 2.4-inches longer than it was before.


Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The 2021 Highlander is available with two powertrains. The base is a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. The V6 is paired by a smooth and quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but there are two different all-wheel-drive systems available. One of the AWD systems sends uniform power to the rear wheel only when more traction is needed. The other sends a different amount of power to the left or right rear wheel, depending on the requirement. This powertrain can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

The Hybrid model is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired with electric motors to produce 243 horsepower. The front-wheel-drive hybrid comes powered by a single motor. The all-wheel-drive model is fitted with an extra motor on the rear axle. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes with an unmatched fuel economy rated at 35 mpg combined with AWD and 36 mpg with FWD.

Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

While the new Toyota Highlander comes with many innovative features and a ton of space for all your friends, family, and additional cargo, it also boasts an impressive powertrain. Thanks to the robust engine of the new Highlander, you can tow up to an impressive 5,000 pounds.

With such a high towing capacity, you can easily tow your boat to the lake for a weekend getaway without any worries. If you have an exciting weekend project coming up, tow all the bulky materials you need to complete the job.

Available Trim Levels for the New Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander L

  • 8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Five USB Ports
  • Satellite Radio
  • Six-Speaker Stereo System
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Eight-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
  • Proximity Keyless Entry
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Rearview Camera and Toyota Safety Sense 2.0

Toyota Highlander LE

  • Height-Adjustable Power Liftgate
  • HD Radio
  • Leather-Trimmed Steering Wheel
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Toyota Highlander XLE

  • Second-Row Captain's Chairs (Optional Second-Row Bench Seat)
  • SofTex Synthetic Leather Seats for First Two Rows
  • Heated Front Seats with Additional Power Adjustments
  • 7-inch Display in Gauge Cluster
  • Qi-Compatible Wireless Device Charging
  • Moonroof

Toyota Highlander Limited

  • Leather-Trimmed Seats in First and Second Rows
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • 11-Speaker JBL Premium Stereo
  • 120-Volt Household-Style Power Outlet
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors

Toyota Highlander Platinum

  • All Features Listed Above
  • Heated Second-Row Seats
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • 10-inch Head-Up Display
  • Larger Alloy Wheels

Buy or Lease a New  Toyota Highlander in Vermont Today!

If you'd like to learn more about all the 2021 Toyota Highlander has to offer, we encourage you to visit our dealership in nearby Rutland for a test drive. Our friendly and knowledgeable team members can help you pick out the perfect trim level for your unique needs and budget. We look forward to working with you soon!

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