New Toyota 2021 Toyota Highlander in North Kingstown RI in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

2021 Toyota Highlander in North Kingstown RI

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2021 Toyota Highlander in North Kingstown RI

Vehicle Overview

The Toyota Highlander—a three-row midsize SUV—was totally redesigned for the 2020 model year. A longer wheelbase improved legroom and cargo space. An 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen became standard, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen became optional. Apple and Android integration became standard as well. All models now featured a 295-horsepower engine, and Toyota added many ways to personalize your Highlander. The follow-up to this makeover expands the standard equipment even more and adds a number of new ways to personalize your vehicle. You can test-drive the new Highlander at our dealership near Warwick Cranston Providence Newport in North Kingstown Rhode Island, and you can contact Tarbox Toyota online to learn about our latest specials and much more.

Exterior - 2021 Toyota Highlander

The wheelbase is 112.2 inches. The 2021 Toyota Highlander measures 194.9 inches long, 76.0 inches wide and 68.1 inches tall. Toyota offers at least eight distinctive colors, including Blueprint and Ruby Flare Pearl. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard, and wheel sizes as large as 20 inches are available. Standard equipment includes LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps and color-keyed heated power side mirrors. The LE upgrades those mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators and adds a height-adjustable power liftgate, LED fog lamps and chrome badging. Options include roof rails, front and rear mudguards, a rear bumper scuff guard and a twin-tip exhaust.

North Kingstown RI - 2021 Toyota Highlander's Exterior

Interior - 2021 Toyota Highlander in North Kingstown RI

The 2021 Toyota Highlander in North Kingstown is a midsize SUV with three rows and provide seating for eight in 2-3-3 configuration or seating for seven in a 2-2-3 configuration. Legroom is 40.4, 41.0 and 27.7 inches in the first, second and third row, respectively. The dedicated cargo area measures 16.0 cubic feet, and you have access to 48.4 cubes behind the second row and 84.3 behind the first. A central 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard as is tri-zone automatic climate control. The XLE upgrades the upholstery to leather, adds heated front seats and includes the second-row captain’s chairs.

North Kingstown RI - 2021 Toyota Highlander's Interior

Mechanical - Highlander specs in North Kingstown

The 2021 Toyota Highlander in North Kingstown is available as either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and you have this option with the base model and up. All models feature reinforced unibody construction. The standard suspension features a front MacPherson strut with a stabilizer bar and a rear trailing wishbone design. The XSE has the same suspension except that it is sport-tuned.

North Kingstown RI - 2021 Toyota Highlander's Mechanical
Powertrain - Toyota Highlander specs in North Kingstown RI

A big change for this new generation is that all non-hybrid models now have the same engine: a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Toyota pairs this V6 with an 8-speed automatic transmission that is electronically controlled and can be directly shifted. This setup includes a stop and start engine system that can improve fuel economy in certain driving conditions, such as frequent traffic lights. The hybrid powertrain pairs an electric motor with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and this setup combines for 186 hp and 175 lb.-ft. Trailering equipment is available, and with this proper equipment, the standard Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds and the hybrid 3,500 pounds.

Safety - 2021 Toyota Highlander dealer

All 2021 Toyota Highlander models come with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ and Toyota’s latest infotainment technologies. An 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen are standard, and the Platinum features a 12.3-inch touchscreen and upgrades the standard rearview camera system with a surround-view camera. Infotainment features include USB media and charging ports, Bluetooth and Amazon, Android and Apple device integration. TSS 2.5+ is a suite of driver assistance technologies: a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert, automatic headlamps and high beams, lane tracing assist and road sign assist.
When you are ready to test-drive the 2021 Toyota Highlander in North Kingstown, visit our location in North Kingstown Rhode Island near Warwick Cranston Providence Newport. No appointment is ever required, but we will schedule if you prefer. You can also contact Tarbox Toyota by phone or through our website for quotes and other details. All Highlander trims and options are perusable through our site. We have assistance available via live chat, email and text, and we can answer questions, discuss specials and even help you get pre-approved for an auto loan or lease.

2021 Toyota Highlander Trim Levels in North Kingstown RI

The Toyota Highlander is a station-wagon-esque crossover that offers three rows, seats up to eight passengers and provides 16 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space. It received a complete redesign for the 2020 model year, and the 2021 edition brings with it a new trim level. The XSE boasts more aggressive styling and a performance-tuned suspension. The other trim levels available in North Kingstown Rhode Island—L, LE, XLE, Limited, Platinum—are carried over from the previous year but receive some notable additions, including LED projector headlamps and semi-automatic emergency steering.


The 2021 Toyota Highlander L is the first of the available trim levels, and unlike most base models in the segment, it is loaded. Under the hood, you get a 295-horsepower V6 engine that is mated to an eight-speed automatic and which can tow up to 5,000 pounds when the vehicle is properly equipped. Front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is optional. Standard exterior features include 18-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, LED headlamps, daytime running lamps and LED taillamps. The cabin comes with push-button start, a power driver seat, tri-zone automatic temperature control, 60/40-split folding seats in both the second and third row, an 8-inch touchscreen, onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and a six-speaker sound system. The Highlander also features keyless entry, remote engine start, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlamps, front collision avoidance and lane centering assist.


The LE trim is hugely popular because it builds on the base L trim with popular options but at not much additional cost. Exterior upgrades include LED fog lamps and a liftgate that you can program with a maximum lift height. The cabin is enhanced with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, and the LE adds a blind-spot monitor, which alerts you to vehicles in the lanes beside you.


The XLE is the well-equipped Highlander. It includes all of the equipment mentioned above with the L and LE and adds roof rails. But the biggest additions to the XLE are found in the cabin. The upholstery is upgraded to simulated leather, and the second row gets captain’s chairs, which reduces seating capacity to seven. The second row also gets sunshades. Other upgrades include a sunroof, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a wireless charging pad and a more robust driver information display.


The 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE is the newest of the available trim levels. As mentioned in the introduction, it receives some mechanical upgrades, including performance-tuned suspension and steering systems. It also receives sporty exterior styling cues that set it apart from the other trims, and it upgrades the cabin with integrated navigation and an ambient lighting system.


The Limited is the first of two premium 2021 Toyota Highlander trim levels. The most notable exterior enhancement is 20-inch chrome wheels. You also get a fancier grille with chrome surround, LED DRLs, power side mirrors with integrated turn signal and blind zone indicators, high-output LED fog lamps, front and rear parking sensors and a hands-free power liftgate with jam protection and programmable height. The cabin is upgraded with genuine leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, drive seat memory, a household power outlet and a premium 11-speaker JBL sound system.


The Platinum is the top trim available for the Highlander, and it includes all of the equipment available for the Highlander outside of the XSE-specific upgrades. Adaptive headlamps ensure that the road is always illuminated. The driver experience is also improved with a head-up display, a digital rearview mirror and rain-sensitive windshield wipers. The second row of seating is heated. The sunroof is upgraded to a panoramic sunroof, and the infotainment system is enhanced with a 12.3-inch touchscreen and a surround-view camera system.

Discover the Toyota Highlander

Our Toyota dealership is proud to serve drivers in North Kingstown Rhode Island and throughout the surrounding areas, and our team would love to help find the perfect Highlander for you. Contact us for the latest information on the 2021 Toyota Highlander trim levels. You can call, email or text, and we are also available via live chat through our website. Our site also lets you peruse our inventory, compare Highlander trims and options, explore current specials, value your trade-in and much more!

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