Toyota Highlander Review, Price

It is commonly known that when it comes to enhancing their already existing model Toyota never rests. In this context, this leading automaker is expected to launch their latest redesigned model as 2017 Toyota Highlander. It has been declared by the automaker that the latest model will make its debut at the International Auto Show in New York in which the company will display the latest design, features and high-end specifications given to this new vehicle. This time around, the makers have given some outstanding features to this vehicle and some of them are highlighted below:

  • New powertrain
  • Advanced technology in the interior of the vehicle
  • Latest styling

2017 Toyota Highlander - front

Refined Exterior and Interior Styling of 2017 Toyota Highlander

As usual, this time, also the Japanese automaker has given a graceful design to the exterior of their latest upcoming model. It is speculated in the automobile industry that Toyota has given an extensive makeover to this vehicle along with sophisticated take on the SUV’s rugged outer surface. The buyers of 2017 Toyota Highlander will get to see latest designs in its lower and upper front grille. The grades are designed with its own grille styling. For the lower trim levels of Toyota Highlander, makers have given silver paint finished grille. On the other hand in its Limited and Platinum trims there is painted chrome. In its rear section, the makers have given a sleek styling, and there will be chrome trimming on its rear bumper. It is only available for its Platinum and Limited models. Apart from all this there will be new color variants, and they are:

  • Toasted Walnut Pearl
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • New Salsa Red Pearl

Sporty look:

In order to provide a sporty look to this Toyota Highlander 2017, the makers have decided to launch this vehicle in SE model also. This particular model will be launched with tuned suspension for the sporty ride, and there will be sport dark paint treatment in its front grille. There will be 19 inch super strong alloy wheels that will deliver smooth riding experience to its riders. In its interior also there are lots of features like matching dash, black leather trimmed seats, door inserts, etc.

Safety features:

The safety standards of 2017 Toyota Highlander is just outstanding, and it has been enabled with number of latest safety features like:

  • Pre-collision braking system
  • Pedestrian collision system
  • Lane departure alert
  • Dynamic radar cruise control system
  • Forward collision warning system
  • Automatic high beams
  • Bird’s eye view camera with perimeter scan
  • Adaptive cruise control

2017 Toyota Highlander - interior

2017 Toyota Highlander – Powertrain Configuration

As it is already mentioned that the makers have powered this vehicle with a new powerplant under its hood, and it is 3.5-liter V6 Direct Injection powertrain. This new engine will be generating the power of 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. In terms of its transmission, makers have combined the engine with latest Direct Shift 8-speed auto transmission and it will be standard on all V6 2017 Highlander gas models. The 2017 Toyota Highlander Redesign model also suggest that the vehicle will be equipped with the latest start and stop engine system in which the engine will stop automatically when the vehicle stops, and it will restart when the driver lifts a foot off of the brake. That apart there will be another engine which is considered to be its base engine, and it will be 2.7-liters 4 cylinder engine mated with CVT (continuously variable transmission). The platform of this vehicle has been adopted from Toyota Camry, which is also one of the best performing vehicles from the house of this Japanese automaker. Coming to 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid model then, the makers will also get two different variants along with Limited and Platinum, and they are XLE and LE.

2017 Toyota Highlander - side

2017 Toyota Highlander – Availability and Price

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date suggests that the makers will launch this vehicle for its buyers at the end of 2016 or most possibly at the onset of 2017. It is also said that that employs over 4000 are working on assembling Toyota Highlander and Hybrid, and presently they are also planning to export their vehicles to more than 12 countries. As of now nothing has been stated by the makers regarding 2017 Toyota Highlander price but it is rumored in the industry that it will be launched with a price tag of $29,990 that is likely to go on the up. Talking about its competitors, there are numbers of automakers competing with their models against 2017 Toyota Highlander. They are:

  • GMC Acadia
  • Ford Explorer
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Mazda Cx-9
  • Honda Pilot
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