2021 Highlander

Welcome to Northside Toyota, your certified Toyota dealership in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

We are excited to present the 2021 Toyota Highlander. The highlander was redesigned for the 2020 Model year and it made quite the impression.

A multi-purpose mobile command center. A place to connect with family and friends. The perfect vehicle for that weekend getaway. Your sanctuary from the everyday. The 2020 Highlander is all of that and more. Featuring flexible seating for 7 or 8, Connected Services that elevate convenience and safety, premium touches in every seat, a choice of two powerful and fuel-efficient engines, and impressive road-handling capabilities. Drive Your World with the 2021 Highlander.



All-New Exterior Design

Express yourself. Lower and wider, and with a newly sculpted exterior, the 2020 Highlander features a more powerful stance fused with a more sophisticated attitude. While its design will turn heads, it also delivers greater aerodynamic efficiency for enhanced vehicle stability.


interiorA Refined Interior

The 2021 Highlander is as flexible as you need it to be. Platinum models offer space for 7 with heated 2nd row Captain’s Chairs. All other models comfortably seat 8 courtesy of a 2nd row bench. Large rear doors provide easy access to the 3rd row. Three-zone climate control lets everyone set their own comfort zone.



12.3” Touchscreen Display

Choose the Platinum Grade and enjoy the convenience of a 12.3” touchscreen – one of the largest in the segment – for easy viewing and simple operation.

Connected Services By Toyota

Convenience and peace of mind are always close at hand in the 2021 Highlander with Connected Services by Toyota. All models feature standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility giving you easy access to your favourite apps, music, navigation and more. LE Grades and above include Safety Connect, while XLE adds Remote Connect and Service connect. Highlander Limited offers it all plus Destination Assist, embedded navigation, embedded traffic, and weather. Platinum Grade adds the impressive 12.3” touchscreen display to these features.


The smart and easy way to use your iPhone features while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.


Access your favourite music, media, and messaging apps with minimal distraction so you can stay focused on the drive.




The available 3.5-litre 295 HP V6 serves up an ideal blend of power and efficiency. Backed by next-generation technology, like Dual Variable Valve Timing-with intelligence (Dual VVT-i), and mated to an 8-speed direct shift automatic transmission – putting power and responsiveness at your fingertips, while helping to make the most of every litre.


Turns out you can take it with you. On Highlander Hybrid models, you can tow up to 3,500lbs of cargo. On gas models, the available towing package allows you to take an extra 5,000lbs along for the ride. Features include: a heavy-duty radiator, engine oil cooler, and Trailer Sway Control (TSC) to restrict unwanted trailer movement.


Whenever you come to a full stop – like at a stop light – Highlander’s engine automatically shuts off to save fuel and reduce emissions. Lift your foot from the brake pedal, and the engine instantly restarts, to get you effortlessly on your way.


Go with confidence. Available Multi-Terrain Select lets you choose between four modes – Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, Snow, and Normal – helping to maximize traction when the roads or the weather take a turn for the worse.

* Available on Gas models only


No matter where your journey takes you, Highlander takes your safety to the next level with standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 – an advanced suite of active safety technologies and capabilities, that works to enhance protection and support your awareness and decision making under a variety of conditions and contingencies. New for 2020 is enhanced Pedestrian Detection that allows the system to better see pedestrians and cyclists in lowlight conditions. And Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), that helps to keep your Toyota better centered in its lane.

Disclaimer: Drivers should always be responsible for their own safe driving. Please always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. Depending on the conditions of the roads, vehicles, weather, etc., the TSS systems may not work as intended. Please see toyota.ca, or Northside Toyota or Owner’s Manual for details.

Visit us at Northside Toyota to learn more about the All-New 2021 Highlander.