2021 Toyota Highlander Performance and Fuel Economy
Exploring local streets or cruising on the highways, the 2021 Toyota Highlander offers plenty of fun and excitement for drivers and passengers. This SUV carefully blends performance and efficiency to give families a well-rounded experience. For those that wish to maximize their savings and minimize their fuel consumption, the 2021 Toyota Highlander also offers a hybrid variant to explore. Check out the powertrain options and fuel economy ratings for both the 2021 Toyota Highlander and 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid below.
2021 Highlander Gasoline and Hybrid Powertrain Options
With the 2021 Toyota Highlander, families can enjoy impressive performance without sacrificing too much fuel. Its gasoline 3.5L V6 engine generates 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque and will come paired with the Direct Shift 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. This SUV comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD) and offers up to 21 city MPG, 29 highway MPG, and 24 combined MPG. If you choose to upgrade to all-wheel drive (AWD), you can expect up to 20 city MPG, 27 highway MPG, and 23 combined MPG.
Interested in saving more fuel and gas money? The 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is available for drivers that wish to blend gasoline and electricity. The hybrid powertrain consists of a 2.5L 4-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine, electric motor, battery, and Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with sequential shift mode. Regarding its power, the engine produces 186 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque when functioning alone and offers 243 combined horsepower with the electric motor. If you select FWD, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid provides up to 36 city MPG, 35 highway MPG, and 36 combined MPG. With available Electronic On-Demand AWD, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers 35 city MPG, 35 highway MPG, and 35 combined MPG.
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