The Highlander is the best seller of Toyota’s lineups. According to the EPA, the automatic (S8) is rated with 21/29 mpg in city/highway with 24 mpg combined. The fuel tank capacity of Toyota Highlander 2021 is 17.9 gallons. It runs on regular gasoline with 4.2 gallons fuel per 100 miles. With a full tank on this vehicle, you can run 375.9 miles in the city and 519.1 miles in the highway.The 2021 Toyota Highlander model is available in both AWD and FWD editions.There are six trim levels; hybrid models are available in all levels except L level and the all new XSE level. All the 2021Toyota Highlander trims have Gas/Electric I-4 engine, a fuel tank capacity of 17.9 gallons and horse power 295 @ 6600 for non-hybrid variants and 243 @ 6600 for hybrid variants.
|Variants of 2021 Toyota Highlander
|2021 Toyota Highlander FWD
|2021 Toyota Highlander AWD
|2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid FWD
|2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD
|2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LTD/PLAT
Comparing the others in the category, we have Dodge Durango 2021, which is one of the few with the similar features as the Highlander based on the fuel economy. The 2021 Dodge Durango is rated with gas mileage of 18 mpg in city, 25 mpg in highway and 21 mpg in combined by the EPA. It runs on regular gasoline with 4.8 gallons fuel per 100 miles. Next, we have the 2021 Honda Pilot, which is rated with fuel economy of 19 mpg in city, 26 mpg in highway and 22 mpg combined by the EPA. It runs on regular gasoline with 4.5 gallons fuel per 100 miles. The 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is another one in the same category. Although slightly luxurious, it is a bit higher in price. The EPA fuel economy rating is 17 mpg for city, 23 mpg for highway, 19 mpg combined. It runs on regular gasoline with 5.3 gallons fuel per 100 miles.
The 2021 Toyota Highlander delivers a fresh and stylish look with surprisingly strong fenders and en-vogue slim lights. It is well-built with high-end technologies even among base models. It goes toe-to-toe with its most posh rivals with lavish cabin materials on higher trim levels. The Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard equipment for the 2021 Toyota Highlander. This includes forward collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, lane tracing assist, road sign reading capability, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. It is also possible to add a surround-view camera system to the Highlander, as well as blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert.
The different trims of 2021Toyota Highlander are:
- 2021Toyota Highlander L
- 2021Toyota Highlander LE
- 2021Toyota Highlander XLE
- 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE
- 2021 Toyota Highlander Limited
- 2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum
The 2021 Toyota Highlander starts at $34,810 in the US, which is one of the highest base prices among midsize SUVs as of May, 2021. And in the UK, the starting price is £50,595 for 2021 Toyota Highlander as of January, 2021.
Specifications of Toyota Highlander
Most 2021 Highlander vehicles are run by a 3.5-liter 6 cylinder that is tuned to provide 295 horse power and 263 lb-ft of torque, while the others are run by a 2.5-liter 4 cylinder and provides 243 horse power.Let’s get the detailed information on its specs, in the table below:
|Vehicle Specification Items
|Cargo Capacity, all seats in place
|16.0/84.3 cubic feet
|Heating and cooling
|295 hp @6,600rpm
|263 lb-ft@4,700 rpm
|Fuel Tank Capacity
The 2021Toyota Highlander checks both aesthetic and function boxes of requirement. It is well-built, stylish, has modern tech and is family friendly. According to RepairPal, the Highlander’s Reliability Rating is above average, scoring 4 out of 5.0, ranking it 7th out of 26 other midsize SUVs. The average reliability rating for midsize SUVs is 3.5, which makes it more reliable than other midsize SUVs. Take good care of it with regular maintenance, and it should be around for many years down the road, getting you a great value if you ever decide to resell.
This review on Toyota Highlander mpg, gas mileage or fuel economy along with specifications and rivals was submitted by Rashmita T. on May 2021.