It was about time to see changes in 2021 Toyota Highlander. It is the model that was released for the first time in 2014 and since then has not been fully redesigned. However, the manufacturer has been updated the details in the design of the model. Most of them were on the front end and mostly to make it more aggressive and robust.
This time, though, the redesign follows markets demands, and those are mostly in term of the size. Highlander will be obviously larger SUV than before. On the other hand, the design of it will be similar to the other models made in Toyota.
- The model is fully redesigned for the first time after many years of existence.
- There are great changes in the cabin equipment.
- The engines could be the same as before.
- There are no much changes in materials.
According to the first photos, 2021 Toyota Highlander will look like current Toyota RAV4, just much larger. The reason is surely attractiveness of the mentioned model, but also the expected changes in design.
The only we are worried about is if there will be differences between those two models? If the major differences are the size of the Highlander, it could be tricky if they aim to make a new class of the buyers. However, the model will be made on the same TNGA platform like Toyota Avalon and Toyota was made. It promises good controlling and attractiveness that is not affected by the increase in size.
The major change in 2021 Toyota Highlander cabin equipment is upgrading of the famous Toyota Sense 2.0 safety system. It also includes lane departure tracking, traffic signs tracking and cyclists detection. All of these features are obviously for drivers safety and protection.
There is also adaptive cruise control for the same purposes. Unfortunately, we do not know how the cabin will actually look like, or if there will be significant changes in design and the size. Knowing that the size of the truck will be changed, it could affect the cabin size.
Although there is no information about the new engine that could come in 2021 Toyota Highlander, we expect impressive updates in strength and type of it. The manufacturer is known to a great line of hybrid engines that offer in their models, and one of them could come in new Highlander.
It could be a great solution for the price of the model since Toyota has been upgrading its hybrids to be more favorable and attractive to buyers. The current model has 2.4-liter petrol engine with 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and the stronger one 3.5-liter V6 with 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Expect upgrades under these ranges of the engines.
2021 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Price
It is the great news that 2021 Toyota Highlander comes as a redesigned model. Even greater is information that it will get stronger hybrid engines. However, the only we do not know for sure is the price of the new model.
It should not be much higher than the current one since the changes do not affect the price that much. We expect that the new model could have the price in the same price range as before, meaning $40,000 to $48,000.