2021 Toyota Highlander XSE exterior side shot with gray metallic paint color

What are the Features of the New 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE Model?

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE Specs, Features, Pricing, and Release Date

Toyota debuted a grand assortment of special edition models at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show this past week, including new Nightshade and Trail models. Additionally, the company introduced the brand-new XSE grade/trim for the upcoming 2021 Toyota Highlander model. Today, we’ll take a look at the specs, features, pricing, and release date of the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE!


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2021 Toyota Highlander XSE – Grade/Trim Placement

The XSE grade/trim of the 2021 Toyota Highlander will position it between the XLE and Limited grades/trims.

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE – Engine Specs and Performance Features

The 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE model is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that produces up to 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. 

The 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE also comes with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission, standard front-wheel drive, and available Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive. 


2020 Toyota Highlander – Super Bowl LIV Commercial


2021 Toyota Highlander XSE – Exclusive Features

Feature highlights of the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE grade/trim include: 

  • 11-Speaker JBL Premium Sound System with Dynamic Navigation 
  • 20” Machine-Faced Wheels with Black Accents 
  • Amazon Alexa, Android Auto™, and Apple CarPlay™ 
  • Black Mirror Caps, Roof Rails, and Window Moldings 
  • Black Softex-Trimmed Seating 
  • Carbon-Fiber Finished Instrument Panel 
  • Chrome Dual-Tip Exhaust 
  • Higher-Rate Rear Stabilizer Bar 
  • Higher-Rate Springs 
  • Interior Ambient Lighting 
  • Light-Strip Daytime Running Lights 
  • Multi-Terrain Select 
  • Red and Black Leather-Trimmed Interior 
  • Redesigned Front Fascia, Grille, and Lower Spoiler 
  • Re-Tuned Electric Power Steering 
  • Re-Tuned Shock Absorbers 
  • Unique Headlamps with Black Accents 
  • Unique Rocker Panels 
  • And More!

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE interior shot of front seating Softex, steering wheel, and dashboard design

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE exterior front shot of grille

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE exterior closeup of XSE and AWD badges

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE – Pricing

The 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE has a starting MSRP of $39,600.

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Limited has a starting MSRP of $43,650.

Slotted between these grades/trim levels, the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE will likely be priced between those figures.

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE – Release Date

The 2021 Toyota Highlander model, along with the brand-new XSE grade/trim, is slated to release for American drivers in the fall of 2020.


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