Comparison - Toyota Highlander XSE 2021 - vs - Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kluger

Also called:

M-Class

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Average Price: 
$
43,355
Updated: 
06 Feb 2020
$
113,950
Updated: 
29 Feb 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.90gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ruby Flare Pearl
#740000
Celestial Silver Metallic
#979CA0
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#4E4E4E
Blueprint
#323C71
MIDNIGHT BLACK METALLIC
#24231E
Color: 
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Black
#000000
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
#18294B
Mojave Silver Metallic
#999594
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Brilliant Blue metallic
#0F0F96
Emerald Green metallic
#445044
Selenite Grey metallic
#74849F
designo diamond white metallic
#EDE4D7
designo cardinal red metallic
#A02C32

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway.

Pros
Better style
New sporty XSE look
Still practical…
...and fuel efficient
Great standard safety

Cons
Infotainment is still a headache
Exterior is a little busy
Pricey top models
Small-ish third row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The sporty-looking XSE trim level joins the Highlander lineup for 2021. It punches up the looks with more aggressive exterior styling, unique 20-inch wheels, black exterior accents, and a sportier calibration for the suspension. Elsewhere, LED projection headlamps are now a standard feature and all models receive additional driver-assistance features, including semi-automated emergency steering technology that's designed to help a driver avoid collisions.

Pros
Attractive design,
optional hybrid powertrain,
generous standard features.

Cons
Few driving thrills,
skimpy third-row room,
fussy interior styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Toyota Highlander comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 2 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.New sporty XSE trim debuts.

Pros
Comfortable, quiet ride
Easy to see out of
Good power and fuel economy from V6 engine

Cons
Third row is kids-only
Below-average cargo space behind the third-row seat

By: 
edmunds.com

PROS
Stonking acceleration from the twin-turbo V-8,
smoothest start-stop system around,
impressive ride and handling balance.

CONS
Lazy transmission tuning,
properly expensive,
heavier and less involving than a similarly capable sports sedan or wagon.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty. AMG GLE 53 makes 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft.Standard 48-volt EQ Boost system adds 21 hp and 184 lb-ft.MBUX infotainment system.

PROS
Modern, luxurious interior appointments
Turbocharged inline-six engine is smooth and powerful
MBUX infotainment is one of the best in the business

CONS
Choppy ride on less than perfect surfaces
Body style heavily restricts rear visibility

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Ear-shattering V8 engine
EQ Boost system improves efficiency
Muscular styling
Luxurious, spacious cabin
Much-improved infotainment system
Race Mode delivers precise steering

Cons
Can't fully mask its size
It can't fully defy physics
Ride will be too firm for some
Requires expensive optional extras
Infotainment system can be intimidating at first

By: 
carbuzz.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
4.00L
Torque: 
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
627ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 600rpm
603hp
at 5 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
39.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.40in
195.00in
Width: 
76.00in
79.40in
Height: 
68.10in
70.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.50in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
40.50
Rear Head Room: 
39.40
36.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
40.30in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
40.90in
Front Hip Room: 
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.30cu.ft
74.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
33.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4400.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
590 Watts Stereo Output
Burmester Premium Brand Stereo System
Burmester Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
13 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
21 X 11.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Preferred Accessory Package W/All-Weather Floor Liners
Preferred Accessory Package W/Carpet Mats
Protection Package
Warmth And Comfort Package
Air Balance Package
AMG® Night Package
Acoustic Comfort Package
ENERGIZING Package Plus
Driver Assistance Package PLUS
Exterior Options: 
Tow Hitch Receiver
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Applique
Trailer Ball
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Tow Hitch Receiver W/Wiring Harness
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Ball Mount
Rear Bumper Protector
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Paint Protection Film
Trailer Hitch (Class III)
Carbon Fiber Engine Compartment Cover
Panorama Sunroof
21" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
22" AMG® Forged Cross-Spoke Wheels
Illuminated Running Boards
22" AMG® Forged Cross-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
Soft Close Doors
Black Wheel Locks
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Illuminated Star
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Liners
Carpet Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Red Leather Interior
Cargo Cover
Carpet Mat Package
JBL Audio W/Integrated Navigation
Cargo Liner
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Tote
Cargo Net - Envelope
Illuminated Door Sills
Carpet Cargo Mat
MBUX Interior Assistant
Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound System
4-Zone Climate Control
Power 2nd-Row Seats
Speed Limit Assist
Red Seat Belts
Multicontour Front Seats W/Massage
Heated 2nd Row Seats
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Nappa Leather
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In DINAMICA
Rapid Heating Front Seats
Black Seat Belts
Heated Steering Wheel
Silver Seat Belts
MBUX Augmented Video For Navigation
AMG® Head-Up Display
AMG® Performance Steering Wheel In Carbon Fiber/DINAMICA

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cockpit Red, leather
#802A2A
Black Mixed Media, leatherette
#24231E
Color: 
Black Exclusive, premium leather
#08090E
Tartufo Brown/Black Exclusive, premium leather
#756C6C
Classic Red/Black Exclusive, premium leather
#932216
Black Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#08090E
Macchiato Beige Exclusive w/Diamond Stitching, premium leather
#C7BFBA
Black Exclusive w/Grey Accents Exclusive, premium leather
#08090E