Toyota disposes of with a large offer of crossovers which are very competitive on the world market. For example, one of these is new 2017 Toyota Highlander. Current third generation started with production in 2014 and now it brings updates. First of all, the crossover will have stronger V6 engine, design refreshments, and new trim package. Further, Highlander is intended for big families because it can arrange eight occupants in three rows of seats. Although it belongs in a mid-size segment of vehicles, dimensions have grown in the cabin, thanks to Toyota K platform. As follows, numbers are: length 191.1-inch, width 75.8-inch, height 68.1-inch and wheelbase is 109.8 inches long. If you peek in chronology you can see production location in two countries China and the United States. If you don’t like a minivan as the alternative solution Toyota Highlander is imposed. Don’t hesitate, purchase it, you won’t be sorry.
2017 Toyota Highlander – Exterior & Interior Design
The exterior design includes changes on the front fascia and also some decorative elements over the body. The exception is SE trim level which has sporty and attractive look designed for special desires of customers. New trim level includes dark-painted grille, new headlights, 19-inch alloy wheels and roof rails. Unlike that basic trim, 2017 Toyota Highlander gets new upper and lower grille, headlights, different finishes and much more. On the other hand, the interior doesn’t have many new details, but we can conclude that it is comfortable. Seats come with soft leather upholstery, new accents on the dashboards, different button layout, and other small changes. Equipment list includes infotainment system, navigation, USB ports, entertainment system etc. To sum it up, Highlander’s “apartment” has everything that is a necessary for the long trip.
2017 Toyota Highlander – New V6 Engine
Rich specification adopts new direct-injection V6 engine but also provides gasoline options and extra two hybrid options. The basic option is 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive. The second option is 3.5-liter V6 engine which produces around 278 horsepower. In this case, it offers front-wheel and all-wheel drive. Fuel consumption according to EPA should be 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway with all-wheel drive and 19/25 mpg with front-drive. Both engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Hybrid variants combine conventional units with electric motors. It’s not necessary to mention the friendly impact on the environment. The 2017 Toyota Highlander promises you more power and better performance in driving.
2017 Toyota Highlander – Safety Package
Carmaker makes efforts to provide better protection for passengers. Standard safety package is extended with some new systems and features. In addition, safety package gets the blind-spot warning system, 360-degree-view monitor and other. If you forgot standard features, we can remind you on forward-collision warning, automatic pre-collision braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beams. We still don’t know about safety rating for 2017 Toyota Highlander but we expect good marks.
2017 Toyota Highlander – Release Date
So. after 2016 New York Auto Show promotion, 2017 Toyota Highlander will be on the sale this fall. Prices are something higher than before which depends on the selection of trim packages.