2021 Toyota Highlander in Calgary, AB

Toyota Highlander at Charlesglen Toyota

For all you need, whether it’s journeying into the off-road, traversing a city, or accommodating all that your family and friends demand, the 2021 Toyota Highlander is the SUV you’ve been waiting for. Through supreme versatility, seating for up to 8, copious storage space, the best in tech and safety, and powerful and economical performance, the 2021 Highlander is primed to succeed on any road. Before you get out and explore Alberta, stop by Charlesglen Toyota and we’ll introduce you to the comprehensive 2021 Toyota Highlander. For sale at a fantastic price, gas or hybrid, there’s no wonder why the Highlander has remained a tentpole of the SUV segment.

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Exterior Features

Exhilarating Design

The 2021 Highlander is impressive however you look at it, with a body that is both low and wide, but perfectly crafted to present an elegant yet powerful build. Sculpting a crossover SUV like this not only produces a dynamic design, but also functionally improves aerodynamics and stability.

All-New Highlander XSE

A brand-new trim for the Highlander in 2021 is the XSE! A host of sport-inspired features create an SUV that’s incredibly dynamic. Highlights on this trim include:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Unique grille
  • Smoke headlight & taillight surround
  • Distinct front, rear bumpers
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Sport interior
  • Sport-inspired ambient lighting
Dimensions:2021 Toyota Highlander
Length (mm/in)4,950 / 194.9
Width (mm/in)1,930 / 76.0
Height (mm/in)1,730 / 68.1
Wheelbase (mm/in)2,850 / 112.2
Ground Clearance (mm/in)204 / 8.0
Approach Angle (degrees)18
Departure Angle (degrees)23

Interior Design


While the Highlander is supremely driver-oriented, with an 8-way power adjustable seat and centre console that has its controls comfortably within your reach, it also provides sumptuous enjoyment to seat 7 or 8 people. Seating for 7 exists on the XSE and Platinum trim levels through their 2nd row Captain’s Chairs. The rest of the trim levels support seating for 8 with a 2nd row bench. The large doors in the back make an easy entry and exit for those 3rd row passengers.

Cargo Storage

If you’re loading more cargo than you are passengers, the Highlander is more than accommodating for that. Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to the Highlander’s storage abilities, with 60/40 split fold-flat 3rd row seats and fold-flat 2nd row seats. Getting all your cargo into the Highlander is a breeze as well, utilizing the available hands-free power liftgate, allowing you to focus on handling your gear while the vehicle opens up for you.

Dimensions:2021 Toyota Highlander
Headroom (front) (mm/in) 1,046 / 41.2
Headroom (rear) (mm/in)1,001 / 39.4
Headroom (3rd seat) (mm/in) 918 / 36.1
Legroom (front) (mm/in)1,066 / 42.0
Legroom (rear) (mm/in)1,042 / 41.0
Legroom (3rd seat) (mm/in) 702 / 27.6
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in)1,498 / 59.0
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in)1,490 / 58.7
Shoulder Room (3rd seat) (mm/in)1,397 / 55.0
Cargo Capacity (L/cu-ft)454 / 16.0
Cargo Capacity, Behind 2nd Row Seats, Max (L/cu-ft)1,150 / 40.6
Seating Capacity8


Toyota Connected Services

Connectivity to the people around you, both in vehicle and out, as well as keeping you safe while driving are all presented through the Connected Services system from Toyota. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility allows you to use your favourite apps in your vehicle, while available services like Safety, Service and Remote Connect make sure your safety is always in mind.

12.3-inch Touchscreen Display

If you’re driving a Highlander as bold and imposing as this, you deserve an interior touchscreen that matches the size of your SUV. The Platinum trim does just that with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a stalwart in the segment, easily allowing you to view and operate all of your favourite apps.

Additional Highlander Technology

The digital displays don’t end just with your main touchscreen, a 10-inch head-up display system is available right in front of the driver, along with a digital display rearview mirror, ensuring you’ll be more in tune with your Highlander than ever. A JBL Premium Sound System is available for the music-obsessed, so you can hear your favourite tunes in the best quality possible.


Powerful Yet Efficient Engine

The beauty of a Highlander lies in its expert balance of powerful performance and efficient fuel economy. That’s all thanks to the 3.5L V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence engine, matched to an 8-speed direct shift automatic transmission that provides for subtle responsiveness while increasing your time between gas stations. If all that sounds great, but you wish it leaned even more to the fuel efficiency side, explore the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, presenting the picture of Toyota hybrid technology.

Dynamic Torque Vectoring & Multi-Terrain Select

Fit for wherever you take it, the Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD can put a max of 50% torque on the rear wheels to improve its stability when it needs it, and when not it evens it out for a smooth, fuel-efficient ride. Multi-Terrain Selects, as well, helps you drive in confidence over any condition of road, with up to four modes of Mud/Sand, Rock/Dirt, Snow and Normal, adapting your Highlander to the traction level required.

Towing Capacity

A towing package puts the gas Highlander at 5,000lbs of maximum towing capacity, featuring helpful elements like Trailer Sway Control, engine oil cooler and a heavy duty radiator to provide for one of the best towing experiences you can get out of an SUV.

Specifications:2021 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD
Engine3.5L V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence
Transmission8-speed automatic
Towing Capacity (kg/lbs)2,268 / 5,000
Payload (kg/lbs)715 / 1,576
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km)11.8 / 8.6 / 10.3


Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+

The 2021 Highlander is the first Toyota in Canada to be introduced with the all-new Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ system. Added on for 2021 includes improved assistance at intersections (and on left turns), a curve speed management function and emergency steering assist. Other traditional feature highlights include:

  • Pre-Collision System (with Pedestrian Detection & Bicycle Detection)
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Lane Tracing Alert
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Blind Spot Monitor & Bird’s Eye View Camera

Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert provide another set of eyes, whether you’re changing lanes or parking, and so does the Bird’s Eye View camera, offering up a 360° view around your Highlander when parked.

Star Safety System

The Toyota Star Safety System puts six systems at its forefront, all designed to prevent accidents.

  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Smart-Stop Technology
  • Traction Control
  • Vehicle Stability Control

What’s Changed From the 2020 Toyota Highlander?

Those looking for even more sport utility out of their Highlander will be pleased to see the introduction of the new sport-focused XSE trim that joins the trim lineup for 2021. The Toyota Safety System 2.5+ is new, and the Highlander is the first Toyota vehicle in Canada to receive it, adding on a selection of new driver assist features like curve speed management and emergency steering assist.

2021 Highlander Trim Levels

Front side view of Toyota Highlande rL FWD


Starting at $40,450*
  • 5L 6-cylinder Direct Injection engine
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Smart Key, push-button start
  • Heated front seats
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Front side view of Toyota Highlander LE AWD


Starting at $43,950*
  • Backup Camera
  • Dynamic Torque Control AWD system
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+
  • 8-way Power Drive Seat
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Front side view of Toyota Highlander XLE AWD


Starting at $46,450*
  • Softex seats, 4-way power front passenger
  • 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Power Moonroof
  • Power Liftgate
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Front side view of Toyota Highlander XSE AWD


Starting at $48,750*
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Distinct grille
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Sport-style ambient lighting
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Front side view of Toyota Highlander Limited AWD

Limited AWD

Starting at $53,990*
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD
  • 20-inch Chrome Clad alloy wheels
  • Leather seats, heated and ventilated in the front
  • JBL Surround Sound System
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Front side view of Toyota Highlander Platinum AWD

Platinum AWD

Starting at $53,990*
  • Platinum design features
  • Platinum 20-inch alloy wheel
  • 3-inch display
  • Head-up display, Digital Rearview Mirror
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Charlesglen Toyota is your local Calgary dealership for all of your Toyota Highlander needs, or any other model in the lineup. Want the tops in service? We’re your dealer. Looking for the perfect part or accessory for your vehicle? Us again. For new and used cars, and anything else you desire from vehicle shopping, maintenance and detailing, we’re here to assist you.

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