2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Dodge Durango near Youngstown OH

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2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Dodge Durango near Youngstown OH

2021 Toyota Highlander Overview

If you are in the market for a midsize three-row SUV, then you are likely considering the Highlander from Toyota. The Highlander really does it all. It can seat up to eight passengers, provides ample passenger and cargo volume and boasts enough muscle to tow boats, campers and more. Following a complete redesign last model year, the biggest update for the 2021 Toyota Highlander is the new XSE trim. The XSE, which can be compared to the other trims on the Drive Taylor website, is the sportiest Highlander yet. At our dealership serving Youngstown Akron Warren, we often have customers ask us questions comparing the 2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Dodge Durango near Youngstown, and in the following sections, we seek to answer many of the questions that we receive on a regular basis.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Toyota Highlander's Overview

Exterior – Toyota Dealer serving Youngstown OH

The 2021 Dodge Durango and Toyota Highlander are similar in size. The Durango has a wheelbase that measures 119.8 inches and a minimum ground clearance that measures 8.1 inches. It is 200.8 inches long, 75.8 inches wide and 70.1 inches tall. The Highlander has a 112.2-inch wheelbase and an 8.0-inch minimum ground clearance. Its length, width and height are 197.4, 76.0 and 68.1 inches, respectively. Both vehicles come with 18-inch alloy wheels on the base model and offer 20-inch wheels. A power liftgate is available on both models, but the Toyota liftgate offers programmable height and is available with hands-free functionality.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Toyota Highlander's Exterior

Interior – 2021 Toyota Highlander near Youngstown OH

The Highlander has three seating rows and can seat eight with a second-row bench and seven with second-row captain’s chairs. Dodge offers the third row as an option and can seat between four and seven passengers depending on your choices. In both cases, the third-row seating can be removed when not needed for the additional cargo space. The Highlander cabin is a bit more spacious. It offers 42 inches of front legroom and 41 inches of second-row legroom, but the 2021 Dodge Durango offers more third-row legroom at 33.5 inches. The vehicles are similar cargo-wise. Both offer more than 16 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space with the third row installed and more than 42 cubes with the seats out. With all rear rows similar, the vehicles are similar offering more than 84 cubes of total cargo space.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Toyota Highlander's Interior

Toyota Highlander Mechanical specs

All Highlander trims available at our location serving Youngstown Akron Warren are front-wheel drive standard but available with all-wheel drive. They also all have an eight-speed automatic transmission and the same engine under the hood: a 3.5-liter V6 that outputs 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. With trailering equipment installed, the Highlander can tow as much as 5,000 pounds. The 2021 Dodge Durango is similar except that rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional at all trim levels with the exception of the performance-oriented SRT and SRT Hellcat. An eight-speed automatic is standard, and the base engine is a 3.6L V6 that outputs 295 hp and 260 lb.-ft. With proper equipment, this setup is able to tow as much as 6,000 pounds. Dodge does offer several V8 engine options through its racier trims, but the V6 is by far the most popular setup.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Toyota Highlander's Mechanical

Technology – 2021 Toyota Highlander dealer

The Highlander was selected as a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and awarded five stars by the NHTSA. The new Durango has not been tested yet, and the previous model received just four stars and no IIHS recognition. An 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard with most Highlander trims along with all the bells and whistles modern consumers expect, and Toyota offers a 12.3-inch touchscreen. The base Durango has similar features with a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen is available with the GT and standard with all trim levels beyond that. Toyota really distinguishes the Highlander with a wide range of standard driver assistance technologies, including forward collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control with traffic sign recognition. Dodge does not include any driver assists standard and does not offer as many overall.

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If you any questions not answered by the Drive Taylor team comparing the 2021 Toyota Highlander vs 2021 Dodge Durango near Youngstown, we invite you to call us or contact us online through our website. We can provide whatever information you need via live chat, email and text, and we can send email messages to keep you current on the latest specials. If you would like to test-drive the 2021 Toyota Highlander, visit our dealership serving Youngstown Akron Warren at your convenience. You can also shop with us online, and we offer assistance via live chat.


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