The new model from Toyota named 2017 Toyota Highlander will be simply a perfect vehicle and it will hit the market with so many improvements and upgrades. The exterior design is slightly changed and engine capabilities are better than in the previous model. Also, the interior design will be elegantly designed and it will offer so many high-quality materials and high-tech features. Because all of the above, the Company expects great sales and also great popularity among the people. This model already debuted at New York Auto Show and in the following review you can find out something more about this exceptional vehicle.
2017 Toyota Highlander – Platform, Design, and Colors:
From the outside, the latest 2017 Toyota Highlander will be very appealing and elegant. At the front side, we can expect some slight modification starting from the redesigned front bumper equipped with LED powered fog lights as well as with the large air intakes. Modifications of the front fascia continue with the redesigned front grille and the headlights. The front grille will definitely give the vehicle more aggressive impression while the headlights will be powered by the updated LED technology. From the sides, this model will look the same as the previous one. The entire chassis of this model is made using the lightweight materials. Thanks to that fact, a total weight of the vehicle is reduced and the fuel economy is improved. The 2017 model will ride on 18-inch aluminum wheels. There is going to be some new colors choices including Salsa Red Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, and Toasted Walnut Pearl.
The interior design of the 2017 Toyota Highlander is comfortable and spacious. As we wrote in the intro, a lot of high-quality materials and high-tech features are provided. Also, all seats in the cabin will have leather upholstery, and it will be very supportive. This model is full when you see eight people inside. Also, the 3rd-row bench is an option. Besides leather, we can see wood and aluminum inside. Other standard interior features include dual-zone climate control, power door locks, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, 6.1-inch touch-screen fitted with Entune system, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi and Smartphone integration, and many others.
Some of the safety features are radar cruise control, hill starts control, blind spot monitoring, traction control and stability control, and many others.
2017 Toyota Highlander – Engine Options:
The powerful 2017 Toyota Highlander will have several engine options. We can start with the base engine and that is 2.7-liter inline-4 that is capable of producing 185 hp at 5,800 rpm and 184 lb-ft of torque at 4,200 rpm. The second and the engine with more power will be 3.5-liter V6 with a max output of 270 hp at 6,200 rpm and with 248 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission system, but only the V6 is available with all-wheel drive.
According to EPA, the fuel consumption of the first engine is rated at 20/25 mpg while with the second engine that rate is 19/25 mpg (FWD) and 18/24 mpg (AWD) – City/Highway.
The Hybrid powertrain is also available and the word is about 3.5-liter V6 equipped with AC 650-volt permanent-magnet motors with 280 hp.
2017 Toyota Highlander – MSRP and Arrival Date:
The new 2017 Toyota Highlander has a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $31.000. As we wrote in the intro, this model already makes its debut at the New York Auto Show this year.