The Highlander competes against a roster of three-row family crossovers that have our attention and our accolades.
The Telluride and Pilot are both Best Car To Buy winners and are spacious and comfortable—the Kia looks great, too.
The Explorer was updated last year, like the Highlander, and offers a hybrid powertrain and more room.
The Traverse is due for a rethink soon, but current versions are roomy if not a little boring.
Ditto for the Atlas, which is comfortable and quiet but very conservative.
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|2021 Toyota Highlander|
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|2020 Chevrolet Traverse||2020 Ford Explorer||2020 Honda Pilot||2020 Kia Telluride||2020 Volkswagen Atlas|
|20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Sport Utility Vehicles||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|L FWD (GS)||FWD 4-Door L||Base RWD||LX 2WD||LX FWD||2.0T S FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Chevrolet Traverse||2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Ford Explorer||2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Honda Pilot||2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Kia Telluride||2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Volkswagen Atlas|