Which 2021 Highlander Trim Is Best for You?
Picking your new SUV to cruise around Tampa streets in style can be a daunting task. The 2021 Toyota Highlander is a perfect choice for Florida families wanting a perfect new SUV with safety and technology at the forefront. Starting at $34,810 (1), the Highlander is available in six different trim levels – L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum. Regardless of which trim level you choose, the 2021 Toyota Highlander has standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (2) –ensuring your family is safe when traveling. Powering every 2021 Toyota Highlander is a 3.5L V6 Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic engine, producing MPG estimates of 21/29/24 — city/highway/combined (3). Which Highlander model is the right fit for you? Let’s take a look at what sets each trim level apart.
2021 Toyota Highlander L – $34,810 (1)
Highlander’s base trim level – packed with lots of standard technology and safety features:
- 8 passenger seating
- 8-Inch Toyota Entune 3.0 infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay (4), Android Auto (5), and Amazon Alexa (6) integration
- Smart Key System with Push Button Start (7)
- 5 USB Ports (8)
- LED headlights
2021 Toyota Highlander LE – $37,010 (1)
Includes all the great features of the L trim, plus more safety and technology features making for a safer and more convenient experience:
- 8 passenger seating
- Blind Spot Monitor (9)
- With Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (10)
- Leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
- Height-adjustable power liftgate with Jam Protection
- LED fog lights
2021 Toyota Highlander XLE – $39,810 (1)
Further builds on the L and LE trims, plus more luxurious amenities:
- Seating for 7+
- Available second-row Captain’s Chairs
- SofTex trimmed front and rear seats (11)
- Heated front seats
- Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging (12)
- Power tilt/slide moonroof
2021 Toyota Highlander XSE – $41,405 (1)
New for the 2021 model year, Highlander XSE features unique styling found and sporty attributes combined with all there is to love about Highlander L, LE, and XLE:
- Seating for 7
- Unique front fascia styling
- Aggressive, mesh, inverted grille design, enlarged air vents
- Rear lower bumper in a gray metallic finish with lower chrome spoiler trim
- Black roof rails
- Twin-tip exhaust
- 20-Inch machined-face alloy wheels
2021 Toyota Highlander Limited – $43,765 (1)
With a luxurious interior and many driver-focused amenities, Highlander Limited has all the great features found on the lower trims plus more!
- Seating for 7+
- Available second-row Captain’s Seats
- Leather-trimmed seats
- With heated and ventilated front seats
- 20-inch chrome wheels
- Premium JBL Sound System (13)
- Dynamic navigation (14)
- Hands-free power liftgate (15)
2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum – $46,965 (1)
Highlander Platinum is the best of the best. With an abundance of features found only on the Platinum trim, you will be sure to turn heads driving around Tampa.
- Seating for 7
- 12.3-inch Toyota Entune 3.0 infotainment system
- With Apple CarPlay (4) , Android Auto (5) , and Amazon Alexa (6) integration
- 10-inch color Head-Up Display (HUD)
- Bird’s Eye View Camera (16)
- With dynamic gridlines
- Digital rearview mirror
- With HomeLink universal transceiver (17)
- Power Panoramic View Moonroof
- With sunshade
- With one-touch open/close and jam protection
Find your next 2021 Highlander at Stadium Toyota!
Interested in the new Highlander? Check out our current Highlander inventory and pick the trim that best suits you! Still on the fence about the new Highlander? Our friendly sales team will gladly answer any questions you may have. Contact us or visit our Tampa dealership today for a test drive!
1 – MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,175 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure and may be subject to change at any time. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
2 – Toyota Safety Sense effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
3 – 76. EPA-estimated 21 city/29 hwy/24 combined mpg for 2021 Highlander; 20 city/27 hwy/23 combined for 2021 Highlander AWD; 36 city/35 hwy/36 combined mpg for 2021 Highlander Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.
4 – 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.
5 – 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.
6 – 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/.
7 – 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.
8 – May not be compatible with all mobile phones, MP3/WMA players and like models.
9 – Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the monitor. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
10 – Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system. Always look over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rear clearance. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the system. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
11 – SofTex is a registered trademark of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
12 – Qi wireless charging may not be compatible with all mobile phones, MP3/WMA players and like models. When using the wireless charging system, avoid placing metal objects between the wireless charger and the mobile device when charging is active. Doing so may cause metal objects to become hot and could cause burns.
13 – JBL and Clari-Fi are registered trademarks of Harman International Industries, Inc.
15 – 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 additional limitations and details.
16 – The Bird’s-Eye-View Camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the area surrounding the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm surrounding clearance. Environmental conditions may limit effectiveness and view may become obscured. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
17 – HomeLink and the HomeLink house icon are registered trademarks of Gentex Corporation.