2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

Toyota Highlander LE Hybrid

When you’re looking for a highly capable, yet fuel-efficient SUV for your travels around the San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and Chula Vista, CA, area, there’s a good chance you’re considering the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. After all, they do have a reputation for delivering advanced powertrain, technology, and safety features, and are sure to turn heads as you cruise by.

Here at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we’re dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your car buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. In order to make it as simple as possible, we created this handy breakdown of the Highlander Hybrid. Now, let’s see if it’s the right choice for you! Schedule a test drive today.

Performance Features & Engine Specs

To get started, we’ll head right under the hood of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Toyota Highlander LE Hybrid AWDThe 2.5-liter Hybrid powertrain engine puts out 243 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque capability. This is paired with the Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with sequential shift mode, which delivers an exceptionally smooth and easy-to-handle ride.

A front-wheel drivetrain comes standard, but for advanced traction and stability control be sure to ask about the available Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system.

You’ll have the ability to tow up 3,500 pounds when properly equipped, which means you can bring your boat down to the water or hook up a trailer for your next move.

Innovative Safety Features

With all that power, you’re going to need a plethora of driver-assistant safety features that act as a second set of eyes on the road ahead. Luckily, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes equipped with the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ system, which includes six of them:

  • Toyota Highlander LE Hybrid Side ViewPre-Collision System with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Automatic High Beams

These all work together to help you mitigate and avoid collisions, travel on the highway with ease, stay securely in the center of your lane, and deliver improved visibility.

Interior Cabin Space & Comfort

You’ll be able to comfortably fit up to eight riders within the 141.3 cu. ft. of seating space, and everyone will have plenty of headroom, shoulder room, hip room, and legroom to spread out and relax.

Cargo Volume

(behind 3rd row)

16 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

(behind 2nd row)

48.4 cu. ft.

Cargo Volume

(behind 1st row)

84.3 cu. ft.

Back in the trunk, you’ll have tons of room for storage, and will be able to transport groceries, sporting equipment, luggage, and even furniture with ease.

Test Drive the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Now that you know something about this powerful SUV, we’re sure you can’t wait to come down to our showroom, so you can get behind the wheel and explore everything it has to offer for yourself. That way, you can decide if it’s the right choice for your commutes around San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and Chula Vista, California.

Here at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we’re dedicated to providing you with a fun and informative car buying experience. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, give us a call or stop by today!