Toyota Highlander (2021) Review

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Toyota Highlander (2021) At A Glance

+Seven-seat hybrid SUV with generous equipment levels. Likely to be a very reliable choice.

-Limited engine line-up. Starts from more than £50,000.

Insurance Group 40

The Toyota Highlander is a seven-seat SUV that sits between the RAV4 and Land Cruiser in the Japanese brand's line-up.

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It's built on the same GA-K platform as the RAV4 and is powered by a 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain. As a result, it'll officially return up to 39.7mpg.

There are two models available: Excel and Excel Premium. The Excel specification includes 20-inch alloy wheels, leather seat upholstery, three-zone air conditioning, a panoramic roof and a JBL Premium Sound System. The Premium model adds a head-up display, power tailgate with hands-free operation, heated rear seats, 360-degree camera and a different 20-inch alloy wheel design.

Prices start from £50,595 on-the-road for the Excel and £52,575 for the Excel Premium. That sounds expensive, especially compared to cars like the Skoda Kodiaq, but Toyota's hoping to tempt buyers away from premium models like the Volvo XC90 and Lexus RX L. Like for like, the Highlander actually represents decent value for money, although we doubt many buyers will resist the lure of a premium badge.

Looking for a second opinon? Why not read heycar's Toyota Highlander road test?

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Can you recommend a reliable alternative to a Land Rover Discovery?
"My daughter has a Land Rover Discovery which spends more time in the main dealer's workshop than on the road. It's costing them a fortune, which they can't afford. They need to get rid of it! They have three children in car seats, too. Which makes and models would you suggest for a secondhand purchase at a reasonable price? Kind regards."
A Toyota Land Cruiser is a good alternative to the Discovery but their reputation for indestructibility means they hold their value incredibly well. A Citroen C5 Aircross could be a good option – they represent good value for money and have three individual rear seats, which helps with fitting child seats (although only the outer seats have Isofix points). Also consider a Skoda Kodiaq or maybe the new Toyota Highlander.
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