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Take a drive to the Summit Nordic Center for a day of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The perfect vehicle to get you there is the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Let's Go Places: A wintry escape in the mountains

For all the trail lovers out there, you know your feet and hiking boots only get you so far. Off the beaten path and in the midst of snow-covered slopes, you'll find even more ways to explore nature, exercise, and create new memories.

The Summit Nordic Center features more than 50 kilometers of trails for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. You can rent your equipment from the Nordic Center if you don't already have your own. You can also rely on their social distancing protocols to keep you and your group safe until you're out in the fresh air among the trees and snowbanks.

Now all that's left is getting to the Summit at Snoqualmie, where the Nordic Center is located. For that and many more adventures, Toyota has a vehicle that perfectly balances efficiency, capability, and power: the 2021 Highlander Hybrid.

Optimize your drive

Take advantage of five different drive modes, each with special features to make your experience unique.

  • Normal mode handles your everyday errands.
  • ECO mode improves the overall efficiency of the vehicle.
  • Sport mode caters to those who want to accelerate quickly.
  • EV mode uses only electricity for short distances at low speeds.
  • Trail mode gives all-wheel drive (AWD) models added traction.

Customize your drive even further with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The available Electronic On-Demand AWD feature adapts to slippery and rough terrain by powering the rear wheels when they need an extra boost.

And with an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined, you won't have to worry about filling up the gas tank very often during your journey.

Stylish inside and out

Turn heads in the Highlander Hybrid, which has a chiseled frame, LED headlights

and available 20-inch alloy wheels that make it look like a luxury vehicle with the power to do everything you want. It's not just the exterior that will draw attention. Several features inside the Highlander Hybrid will delight you and your passengers as you head to the mountain for some winter fun.

Up to three rows of seating allow you to fit eight people in the Highlander, and everyone will still have plenty of leg room. Entertainment won't be a problem with the available JBL audio system, ready to blare your favorite tunes from the driver's seat to the third row. If necessary, turn your vehicle into a hotspot with the available WiFi Connect feature.

Available heated seats in the first and second rows will warm you up after being out in the cold all day. For the summer drives, the front seats can also be equipped with a ventilation feature.

Platinum models offer a massive 12.3-inch center touchscreen, easily visible and accessible. Between the two front seats, you'll find an available Qi wireless charging station with a sliding cover, plus five USB ports throughout the vehicle. Never lose track of where you're going, even in the most unfamiliar places. The available Dynamic Navigation system appears on the center touchscreen and guides you where you want to go.

Look skyward through the available panoramic moonroof, giving you a glimpse of starry nights, snowy mountains and forest canopies. An innovative digital rearview mirror is available if you'd like to upgrade your regular mirror to one that provides a wider view of what's behind you.

Before you leave, load your gear into the trunk without ever having to press a button. All you have to do is wave your foot under the back of the vehicle to activate the available hands-free power liftgate.

Protecting you on the slopes, the highway and everywhere else

Safety is standard on all Toyota vehicles. The Highlander Platinum's Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ package relies on intuitive technology to provide a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Lane Tracing Assist.

So, what are you waiting for? Your next adventure awaits! The 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid starts at $38,410 MSRP.

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