2021 Toyota Highlander XSE V6 AWD: First Drive Review

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
On the Road
We drove the 2021 Highlander XSE from San Jose to Monterey and all over the Monterey Peninsula during the Monterey Motoring Week. The new XSE definitely has a sportier look with the revised front fascia, 20-inch wheels and black trim, and it is more engaging to drive compared to other Highlanders we drove in 2020 when the new generation launched. When we first drove the 2020 Highlander we described it as comfortable and quiet, intended for a driver seeking a vehicle that is predictable, safe and easy to drive — not an enthusiast driver.

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