Comparison - Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Inscription 2021 - vs - Toyota Highlander XSE 2021

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Average Price: 
$
69,750
Updated: 
28 Oct 2019
$
43,355
Updated: 
06 Feb 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
17.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Metallic
#CBD0D3
Denim Blue Metallic
#5D7A8B
Bright Silver Metallic
#E2E2E2
Onyx Black Metallic
#010101
Savile Grey Metallic
#627C8B
Ice White
#FBFDFE
Thunder Grey Metallic
#586377
Pebble Grey Metallic
#938E88
Pine Grey Metallic
#393B37
Birch Light Metallic
#DADADA
Color: 
Ruby Flare Pearl
#740000
Celestial Silver Metallic
#979CA0
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#4E4E4E
Blueprint
#323C71
MIDNIGHT BLACK METALLIC
#24231E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Volvo makes a number of minor changes to the 2021 XC90 lineup. Every model now comes standard with front parking sensors, LED headlights that turn with the steering wheel, high-pressure headlight washers, wireless charging, two USB-C ports on the back of the center console, and the company's Care Key, which allows an owner to set limitations on the vehicle's top speed. The plug-in-hybrid T8 is now branded with the Recharge moniker..

Pros
Stunning styling inside and out,
impressive list of features,
quick plug-in hybrid.

Cons
Coarse-sounding gas engines,
harsh ride on rough roads,
plug-in hybrid isn't as efficient as rivals.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.

Pros
Proudly Scandinavian, inside and out
Simple and sophisticated interior
Tablet-like touchscreen
Lots of models and trims
Great safety record and standard active tech

Cons
Base powertrain lacks potency
Some flimsy materials in the cabin
Not a performance SUV

By: 
thecarconnection.com

T8 plug-in hybrid model now known as Recharge.Minor changes to standard feature availability.

PROS
Elegant interior and exterior styling
Spacious second- and third-row seating
Hybrid powertrain provides strong acceleration and high fuel economy
Many standard safety tech features

CONS
Some touchscreen controls can be hard to use
Voice controls don't recognize natural speech very well

By: 
edmunds.com

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

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
472ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 6 000rpm
295hp
at 6 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet

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: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Cargo floor mats
cooled storage compartment
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.00in
197.40in
Width: 
79.10in
76.00in
Height: 
69.90in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Front Track: 
65.70in
Rear Track: 
65.80in
Wheel Base: 
117.50in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
39.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.00in
41.00in
Front Hip Room: 
56.00in
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
59.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.50in
57.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.60in
58.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
85.70cu.ft
84.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.80cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
5099.00lbs
4400.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
hands-free entry
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium Leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Four zone climate control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
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: 
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
600 Watts Stereo Output
14 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Speed sensitive wipers
Power glass sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Speed sensitive wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

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
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Cornering lights
Remote anti-theft alarm system
LED Headlamp
self-leveling headlights
pre-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
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

Options

Packages: 
Advanced Package
Lounge Package
Protection Package
Climate Package
Polestar
Protection Package Premier
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Preferred Accessory Package W/All-Weather Floor Liners
Preferred Accessory Package W/Carpet Mats
Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Foldable Trailer Hitch W/Ball And Ball Holder
21" 8-Multi Spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
Bumper Cover - Stainless Steel
21" 10-Spoke Silver Wheel W/All-Season Tires
Front And Rear Mud Flaps
22" 6-Spoke Black Wheel W/Summer Tires
Running Boards
Load Bars
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
Interior Options: 
Grocery Bag Holder
Air Quality W/Advanced Air Cleaner
Integrated Center Booster Cushion 2nd Row
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Eyeglass Holder
Illuminated Door Plate
Luggage Cover
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Blond, premium leather
#C1C0BE
Charcoal, premium leather
#464648
Amber, premium leather
#855E45
Slate, premium leather
#484848
Maroon Brown, premium leather
#645552
Midnight Zinc, Sueded Microfiber
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Cockpit Red, leather
#802A2A
Black Mixed Media, leatherette
#24231E