Toyota Introduced Seven 2021 Special Editions at the Chicago Auto Show


The windy city sure is cold in February, but Toyota brought the heat! This year at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota introduced us to seven new 2021 Special Edition models of some of our favorite vehicles: the first-ever Highlander XSE, Trail Editions of the Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner, and Nightshade Editions of the Tundra, Tacoma and Sequoia! We at Steve Landers Toyota couldn’t be more excited to see them for ourselves when they are available later this year. Until then, we’re here to give you the inside scoop!


2021 Toyota Highlander XSE 




For the first time ever, the 2021 Highlander is getting this XSE trim level! The 2021 Highlander is a practical full-size SUV with a wild look! For those who need the seating and cargo volume of an SUV but want the thrilling driving experience of a sports sedan, the Highlander XSE is the perfect pick! Powered by a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2021 Highlander XSE really packs a punch. The available Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive system can send up to 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels and control left/right torque distribution. Plus, the multi-terrain select features allows drivers to adjust drivetrain responses to handle rough terrain and weather conditions. All of this plus higher-rate springs, a new rear stabilizer bar and a revamped electric power steering system gives the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE the most agile handling! 


Toyoya didn’t stop there. The Highlander XSE got a complete makeover from bumper to bumper with an exclusive front fascia, grille, rocker panels and machined-faced 20-inch wheels with black accents. On the tail end, the 2021 Highlander XSE is rocking it’s first ever exposed dual-tip exhaust, and it’s chrome. 


Learn More About the 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE

2021 Toyota Trail Editions


The new Trail Editions of the 2021 Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner are here for the campers, fishers and general outdoor lovers! These editions were designed with outdoor activities in mind with extra storage, new features and exclusive styling! All three models are based on the SR5 grade models with the choice of two-wheel- or four-wheel-drive. The Tacoma Trail is built on the SR5 Double Cab, and the Tundra is based on the SR5 Crew Max with the Upgrade Package. As for their exterior upgrades, all Trail editions will feature black exterior badging and are available in Army Green, Cement, Midnight Black and Super White. Inside, each vehicle is equipped with black seating with tan stitching and standard all-weather floor liners. In addition to all this, each Trail model is stacked with their own unique upgrades: 

  • The 2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail has a set of Dark Gray 16-inch TRD Off-Road wheels with Kevlar all-terrain tires. The front fascia features the grille from the Tacoma Limited for a custom touch. As for convenience, the new Tacoma Trail offers a 115-volt power outlet in the bed, and lockable bed storage with insulation on the driver’s side that can double as a cooler! 
  • The 2021 Toyota Tundra Trail has an eye-catching chrome grille from the Tundra 1794 edition and special-edition wheels. The Tundra Trail also includes lockable bed storage with insulation on the driver’s side for a cooler. 
  • The 2021 Toyota 4Runner Trail has dark gray TRD Off-Road wheels and a Yakima LoadWarrior rooftop cargo basket. Inside, there is a custom 40-quart cooler and sliding cargo tray.

Learn More About the 2021 Toyota Trail Editions 


2021 Nightshade Editions


The new 2021 Toyota Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia Nightshade models are all built on the high-end Limited grade models, and are available in two-wheel- or four-wheel-drive. The black leather-trimmed seating, black exterior trim, darkened chrome grille and black mirror caps and door handles give the Nightshade models a mischievous appeal. All three models are available in Midnight Black Metallic and Magnetic Gray Metallic. The Tundra and Tacoma are available in Windchill Pearl, and the Tundra alone is available in Super White. The Sequoia is also available in Blizzard White. From there, each model has their own unique new features:


  • The 2021 Toyota Tacoma Nightshade has prominent 18-inch alloy wheels, a black exhaust tip and fog light bezels and a new grille insert design. 
  • The 2021 Toyota Tundra Nightshade has black wheels and a black exhaust tip. 
  • The 2021 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade has darkened chrome “Sequoia” badging, body moldings, and lower grille and fog light surrounds. 

Learn More About the 2021 Toyota Nightshade Editions 


We’re pretty pumped to get some of these special edition Toyotas in our showroom soon! If you’re interested in the Highlander, Tundra, Tacoma, 4Runner or Sequoia but you can wait for those special editions, why not browse our online inventory? If you see something you like, come down to Steve Landers Toyota on Colonel Glenn to take a test drive! We’ll be here to help you every step of the way! 


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