2021 Toyota Highlander XSE blends classic styling with aggressive road performance

02/07/2020

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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The new 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE offers unrivaled styling along with aggressive road performance. This is one of the best three-row crossovers yet!

Toyota is not a newcomer in the automotive industry. As one of the oldest automobile brands, it has a wealth of experience in churning out exquisite cars. One of the products up its sleeves now is the Toyota Highlander – a product with a special lineup to cater to lovers of three-row crossovers. Emerging from this lineup is the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE.

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The 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE- one of the best three-row crossovers

Generally, the Highlander is not known to be a softie but a hardened machine up for aggressiveness on the road. The Highlander XSE is more than capable of that aggressiveness as it shows up with a grille on the reverse, larger air intake, and rough front fascia. Its metallic spoiler and tinted lightning units add up to give it that bad boy look on the road.

Toyota beautifies the XSE with a sporty design including high-end durable alloy wheels of not less than 20 inches. Interestingly, it wears black accents – giving it the look of a machine that is all business.

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The Interior of the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE is far from being basic. For starters, its cool lighting creates a serene atmosphere – enabling occupants to feel at home. Its seats are just soft – thanks to their inserts made of fabric. Customers get to choose between having red and black leather stitching patterns in the interior.

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The front seats are very spacious with adequate legroom

Besides its aesthetic appeal, the Highlander offers some performance benefits too. Its shocks are retuned for better performance. It also offers an electric-powered steering device that gives better precision and handling ease. Toyota maintained the crossover’s V6 engine of 3.5 liters which dishes out 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. With its 8-speed automatic transmission, drivers can fly on the road if they want to.

Video: 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE Aims To Be A Sporty Three-Row Crossover

Toyota has not announced the selling price of the XSE yet, but it is estimated to cost about $42,000 (₦15.3 million)

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Chris Odogwu

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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