2021 Toyota Highlander driving down a city street

2021 Toyota Highlander All-Wheel Drive Availability

Is All-Wheel Drive Available for the 2021 Toyota Highlander?

When drivers shop for a new vehicle, many prefer models that feature all-wheel drive. Because of this, we often hear drivers ask: Is all-wheel drive available for the 2021 Toyota Highlander? If so, what configurations of the 2021 Highlander offer all-wheel drive? Vehicle shoppers can learn more about the availability of AWD in this SUV down below.


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There’s a wide selection of trim levels available for the 2021 Toyota Highlander. These include L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited and Platinum. This SUV features three rows of seating and has a seating capacity of eight passengers. Every trim is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque, attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

All 2021 Toyota Highlander trim levels come standard with front-wheel drive. However, drivers who prefer all-wheel drive will be happy to know that every configuration of this SUV features all-wheel drive as an option. All-wheel drive provides drivers with a better degree of vehicle control, including better traction in poor weather conditions such as wet or icy roads.

What Features Come Standard Inside the 2021 Toyota Highlander?

The 2021 Toyota Highlander comes standard with many interior features and amenities, including an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, a six-speaker audio system, an infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen display, a tri-zone automatic climate control, smartphone integration via services such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa, remote keyless entry and ignition and more.

2021 Toyota Highlander parked on a parking ramp.

Drivers who are interested in purchasing this SUV can find a variety of models in stock at Toyota of Ridgecrest, located at 321 N. China Lake Blvd. in Ridgecrest, CA. Schedule a test drive today.