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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,685
Invoice
$33,493
Average Price Paid
$36,685
86 listings nationwide

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2021 Subaru Ascent
AWD
MSRP
$32,295
Invoice
$30,304
Average Price Paid
$32,295
14 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$37,446
Good Price
$35,243
Great Price
$33,984
2021 Subaru Ascent
AWD
Fair Price
$32,407
Good Price
$31,343
Great Price
$30,735

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,604
6 listings nationwide

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2021 Subaru Ascent
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,109

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Toyota hardly needs any help selling three-row Highlanders. It already sits close to the top of the sales charts for its segment, and few vehicles carry the name recognition as the Hig...

2021 Subaru Ascent
AWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
30
Guru9XQB87 writes:
Enjoying it
Handling Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD worse.
"it has tighter steering"
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD better.
"I like the body style more"
Cbunn123 writes:
Goid
Power Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse worse.
"Good "
Handling Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse better.
"Goid"
20
EDDIE writes:
Family Car Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD worse.
"It bigger"
Value Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD better.
"Both are very good and dependable vehicles so its a toss up for me"
2021 Subaru Ascent
AWD
Guru9DT48K writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse LT Leather FWD better.
"Space"

Specs

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
2021 Subaru Ascent
AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 19.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
260 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
277 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
10.6:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.7 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 41 in 38.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 17.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,605 lbs 1,570 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 194.9 in 196.8 in
Width 76 in 85.7 in
Height 68.1 in 71.6 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 113.8 in

Available Options

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Four Season Floor Mat Package (TMS)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1000) (Set)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1010) (Set)
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Protection Package #3 (TMS)
  • Running Boards (RB1100) (Set)
  • Running Boards (RB1200) (Set)
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Kit (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Trailer Wire Harness (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)
  • Wheels: 20" Black Gloss (Set)
2021 Subaru Ascent
AWD

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