As one of the primary Toyota hybrid models, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has much to offer families. From its expansive feature list to its impressive efficient engine, the model has it all.
As a three-row SUV, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is one of the most popular models on the hybrid market. But when compared to other major hybrid models – such as the 2021 Ford Explorer and its hybrid powertrain – how does the 2021 Toyota Highlander stack up? At Toyota of Puyallup, we compare the two below.
2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid Option
|2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Hybrid||Engine Option||3.3-Liter 6-Cylinder Hybrid|
|175 ft-lbs||Torque||322 ft-lbs|
|35 City / 35 Highway MPG||Estimated Fuel Economy||27 City / 29 Highway MPG|
When comparing the two model’s engine specifications, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers exactly what you’re looking for in a hybrid model: efficiency at an affordable price. While the 2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid offers a larger 3.3-liter engine, it initially costs upwards of $10,000 more than the Highlander Hybrid. Meanwhile, Each Toyota Highlander Hybrid model receives up to 35 Combined MPG. The model also comes in five total trims for maximum customization; the Explorer only provides the engine in a single trim.
Beyond the hybrid powertrain comparisons, the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers one of the most complete vehicles when it comes to safety options. Standard to each model is both the Star Safety System™ and the updated Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+. The former offers a bevy of driver assistance features such as Traction Control, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology® to improve on fuel economy. Meanwhile, the latter provides features such as:
Between the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the 2021 Ford Explorer Hybrid option, the Highlander Hybrid provides more fuel economy and standard safety options for your drive. It’s the ideal family hybrid vehicle for those near Puyallup, WA. Stop into Toyota of Puyallup today to explore one for yourself.