Looking around any given street, you will see a first-hand example of how popular crossover SUV options are. They make up nearly half of new car sales each year, a trend which is increasing. These cars are popular because they provide drivers with enough space to handle any task life throws at them. They are also stylish and sophisticated.
One of the nicest three-row crossovers on the market is the 2021 Toyota Highlander. Once compared to its closest competitor, the 2021 Ford Explorer, it is clear why drivers prefer the 2021 Highlander. It is larger, more upscale, and more pleasant to drive. Compare the two crossovers, then stop by Toyota of Dekalb to test drive the new Highlander today.
Every aspect of a new car is vital, and the 2021 Highlander’s cabin is superb. It can comfortably seat seven or eight passengers, while the 2021 Explorer only seats six. The two crossovers have comparable passenger and cargo space, but the Highlander is better in moving people.
The 2021 Highlander contains more upscale materials, making it more pleasant for long drives. It also boasts more in the way of infotainment. Both crossovers come standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreens system. The 2021 Highlander can also have a 12.3-inch display and 11-speaker JBL stereo system.
For base models of the 2021 Highlander, you get a big 3.5-liter V6 engine. The smaller engine in the base 2021 Explorer makes up for its size by being turbocharged. The Highlander is standard with front-wheel drive, and the Explorer with rear-wheel-drive. However, each car can be upgraded to an all-wheel drive.
Both the 2021 Highlander and 2021 Explorer have hybrid options for increased power output and increased fuel efficiency. Both cars are excellent hybrids. However, the 2021 Highlander is more fuel-efficient and more affordable.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave both the 2021 Highlander and 2021 Explorer five-star ratings. Only the 2021 Highlander received Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Toyota puts its customers first through its commitment to driver safety. Every Highlander has a host of driver-assist features. The vehicle has adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beam headlamps.
The 2021 Ford Explorer also comes with many standard safety features. However, it performed less than the Highlander in crash testing. Toyota is better at designing its bumpers to match the height of other bumpers on the road, improving safety in unavoidable accidents.
If you need more convincing of the 2021 Toyota Highlander, please stop by Toyota of Dekalb near Sycamore, IL. You can test drive this magnificent crossover, and our associates will tell you anything you want to know about buying a new car. We want to match each driver with the perfect auto for them. You will leave our lot in your dream vehicle, whether you choose a 2021 Highlander or another from our expansive inventory.