2021 Toyota Highlander Introduces New XSE Trim

October 16th, 2020 by

Drivers looking to add some spice to their new family vehicle will be excited about the Toyota Highlander’s latest addition – the XSE trim. Introduced for the 2021 model year, the Highlander XSE adds a sporty, performance-driven trim to a model that has been loved by families for years. The XSE is placed between the XLE and Limited trim levels and offers a great variety of standard features.

 

Interior Features

2021 Highlander XSE Interior

The Highlander was originally designed for the entire family to enjoy, and that standard doesn’t fall short in the new XSE trim. Enjoy ultimate comfort and room for up to 8 passengers, along with outstanding standard interior features:

  • Smart Key System (1) with Push Button Start
  • Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control 
  • Android Auto (2), Apple CarPlay (3), and Amazon Alexa (4) Compatibility 
  • Five USB Ports (5)
  • Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat

Red leather-trimmed front and second-row seats are also available in the XSE to add a luxurious touch to your new Toyota SUV.

Exterior Features

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE

The 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE delivers a sporty and bold look that is sure to turn heads everywhere you go around Tampa. Experience an athletic touch that differs from the typical family SUV with the XSE:

  • 20-inch Machined-Face Alloy Wheels
  • Aggressive Mesh Front Grille with Sporty Front Bumper and Lower Spoiler
  • Rear Bumper in Gray Metallic Finish with Chrome Lower Spoiler Trim
  • Twin-tip Exhaust
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Color-Keyed Side Rocker Panels with Chrome Lower Trim

 

Performance

One of the most exciting changes in the new Highlander trim is the upgraded performance features that are unique to this trim. Added to the XSE is a sport-tuned suspension, returned shock absorbers higher-rate springs, and a rear stabilizer bar that provides better handling of the road. Like the other Highlander trims, the XSE comes with a standard 3.5 L V6 engine that generates 295 horsepower. You’ll also be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds (6)(7), making weekend adventures all the more enjoyable. 

 

New Toyota Highlander XSE for Sale in Tampa, FL

If you’re intrigued by all that the new 2021 Highlander XSE trim has to offer, stop by our Tampa area dealership for a test drive. Our friendly sales professionals will be happy to help you go over all of the features of the XSE and determine if it is the best fit for you. 

 

Disclaimers:

1 – The Smart Key System may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.

2 –  Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statement apply. To use Android Auto on your audio display, you’ll need an Android Auto compatible vehicle and Android phone. For phone compatibility visit: https://www.android.com/auto/. Requires compatible smartphone connected with an approved data cable into the USB media port, and data plan rates apply. Apps and services vary by phone carrier and are subject to change at any time without notice. Android, Android Auto and Waze are trademarks of Google.

3 –  Apps and services are subject to change at any time without notice. Data charges may apply. Apple CarPlay functionality requires a compatible iPhone connected with an approved data cable into the USB media port. Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

4 – Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Certain functions require adequate signal strength and smartphone technology/connectivity. Not all Amazon Alexa functionality is available for in-vehicle use. See applicable app for details. Download of the Toyota+Alexa app is required to begin in-vehicle use of Alexa. Data charges may apply for certain functions. Apps, prices and services subject to change at any time without notice. To learn more, go to https://www.toyota.com/audio-multimedia/. To learn more about Toyota’s data collection, use, sharing and retention practices, please visit https://www.toyota.com/privacyvts/

5 – May not be compatible with all mobile phones, MP3/WMA players and like models.

6 – Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. . The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle’s exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo. [Calculated with the new SAE J2807 method.] Installation of a tow hitch receiver or other accessories located near the rear bumper or side-door kick sensors may require disabling or removing the kick sensor, and the sensor operation setting in your vehicle should be turned off. See Owner’s Manual for limitations. 

7 – Installation of a tow hitch receiver or other accessories located near the rear bumper or side-door kick sensors may require disabling or removing the kick sensor, and the sensor operation setting in your vehicle should be turned off. Water, weather, dirt, and other conditions also may cause the sensor to not operate properly or to operate unintentionally. See Owner’s Manual for limitations.

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