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How many MPG does the 2021 Toyota Highlander get?

2021 Toyota Highlander and 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Fuel Economy Numbers

If there’s one thing we’ve seen time and time again here at Arlington Toyota in Palatine, IL, it’s that people like saving money. And not just when they buy a vehicle, but also when they drive it. Luckily, companies like Toyota have been making their vehicles more and more fuel efficient. See for yourself.

Here’s how many mpg the 2021 Highlander and 2021 Highlander Hybrid get.



Fuel Economy Sorted by Trim

Below, you’ll find the EPA-estimates for every 2021 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid model based on trim and drivetrain.

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  • L FWD – 21/29/24
  • L AWD – 20/27/23
  • LE FWD – 21/29/24
  • LE AWD – 20/27/23
  • Hybrid LE FWD – 36/35/36
  • Hybrid LE AWD – 35/35/35
  • XLE FWD – 21/29/24
  • XLE AWD – 20/27/23
  • Hybrid XLE FWD – 36/35/36
  • Hybrid XLE AWD – 35/35/35
  • XSE FWD – 21/29/24
  • XSE AWD – 20/27/23
  • Limited FWD – 21/29/24
  • Limited AWD – 20/27/23
  • Hybrid Limited FWD – 36/35/36
  • Hybrid Limited AWD – 35/35/35
  • Platinum FWD – 21/29/24
  • Platinum AWD – 20/27/23
  • Hybrid Platinum FWD – 36/35/36
  • Hybrid Platinum AWD – 35/35/35

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Powertrain Options

The 2021 Toyota Highlander has a few different choices when it comes to powertrain. First is the engine itself. You can choose between a 295-horse 3.5L V6 or a 243-horse 2.5L four-cylinder hybrid. The V6 engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the hybrid models have an eCVT. Both engine types can be paired with either FWD or AWD, though FWD is always the standard option. While the Hybrid may be less powerful than the V6, especially in the high-RPM range, it gets considerably better gas mileage. All options are great choices for those that need a practical, roomy SUV.

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