The 2017 Toyota Highlander is the fourth generation of vehicles bearing the Highlander badge. The first Highlander made its debut way back in 2002 and since then it has earned the reputation of being luxurious SUV that has a very powerful body. The new Highlander is large enough to accommodate 8 people and it boasts of many design and technology improvements. The engine that powers up the Highlander will produce about the same amount of power as the earlier engines but it will be more efficient than the current engines and it has also been modernized as well. The Highlander looks deceptively simple from the outside. However, once you enter the cabin you will be amazed at how luxurious the vehicle really is. The Highlander will be offered in the following five trims:
- LE Plus
- Hybrid Limited
2017 Toyota Highlander Engine Options
Each trim has its own specs and engine options. Speaking of engines, the Highlander will probably get two petrol engines including a 2.7-liter engine and a 3.5-liter engine. Each of these two engines is turbocharged and intercooled and has 16 valves. The 3.5-liter V6 engine produces a nice amount of horsepower 270 and 250 pound feet of torque and produces a top speed of 136 mph. it can also accelerate from 0 to 100 in fewer than 8 seconds. The second engine is a 2.7-liter engine that produces approximately 185 horsepower and 184 pound feet of torque. This engine produces a top speed of 124 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 in fewer than 10 seconds. Both engines deliver 25 mpg fuel economy. The engines will also probably be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Toyota Highlander Redesign Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV also boasts of many impressive intelligent systems that make driving the car that much easier. Within the cabin there are a number of impressive features including a 5-inch touchscreen and HD Radio as well as Bluetooth connectivity. There are also several weather applications and a nice navigation system that can be controlled by voice. A nice audio system provides entertainment and there are options available that allow the driver to control the climate within the cabin. USB ports are also available as too flash data cards. Besides these features, there are also a number of safety features including a nice airbag system. The Highlander can easily accommodate eight people and you can fold the rear seats to increase the cargo space. There is also plenty of leather and wood within the cabin and floor carpeting is available as an add-on that you will need to purchase. You can also choose to install a sunroof and you can use the touch screen console to tune the interior lighting.
2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Price
Overall, the new 2017 Toyota Highlander looks pretty much like the earlier models though the exhaust system has been remodeled. The 2017 Toyota Highlander will probably cost you between 31,000 and 51,000 dollars. As for the release date of the new 2017 Toyota Highlander there is no concrete information available though we do think that the vehicle will be available sometime next year. All in all, this is an excellent vehicle that is commodious as well as luxurious and a perfect fit for those who value these factors.