2017 Toyota Highlander refresh, review, limited

Toyota has been stalling their 4th generation Highlander vehicles for a couple of years now. However this year they released their concept design for the 2017 Toyota Highlander, which will be the first vehicle among their 4th generation cars. In the luxury SUV category, Toyota has made quite a lot of development in terms of technology as well as design. So it is the perfect time to release their new line of models.

2017 Toyota Highlander front

2017 Toyota Highlander: Exterior and Interior Design

2017 Toyota Highlander will offer 8 seating capacity, along with modern engines as well as multiple variants of the base model. Fuel consumptions technologies have been improved, resulting in a much less fuel consumption rate for these cars. In addition to that the EPA ratings have improved as well, with reduced carbon emission and improved fuel reusability. Several of its interior luxury features have been revamped with improvements.

2017 Toyota Highlander rear

2017 Toyota Highlander: Engine and Fuel Economy

Even though the development of this car is still pretty nascent, rumors suggest that 2017 Toyota Highlander will incorporate only 2 gasoline engines, in addition to a completely hybrid model. Have a look at those 2 engine variants:

  • A 2.7 LITER DOHC V6 cylinder turbo charged engine will serve as the base model which is capable of producing around 200 HP of max power as well as 180 lbs. feet of torque.
  • Another powerful variant consists of a 3.0 LITER engine with intercooled 16 valve DOHC configuration. This can generate around 270 HP of max power along with 250 lbs. feet of max torque.

Both of these engines will be accompanied by a 6 speed automatic transmission module, as well as with less than 25 MPG fuel economy ratings. Additional features that are available in higher trim models consist of the following:

  • Stability control.
  • Traction control.
  • Dynamic torque control.
  • Anti-lock braking and anti-roll system.

Since this 2017 Toyota Highlander will be available in 5 different trim levels – namely, LE, LE Plus, XLE, and Limited along with a Hybrid Limited version, it is pretty natural that features will vary extensively among these models. So many of the features mentioned here might not be present in lower trim models. As far as the exterior of this car is concerned, there is a chance that new LED lights might be added, along with improved body frame and alloy wheels.

2017 Toyota Highlander interior

Interior features will vary extensively. It offers a 5.0-inch touch screen interface, along with HD Radio, wireless connectivity, navigation systems as well as climate control options. Driver assists features will also vary with options available for parking assists, lane departure alert and rear view camera.

Safety features are top notch, with tire pressure monitor, as well as disk ventilation and child support.

2017 Toyota Highlander: Release Date and Price

There has not been any confirmed news about the exact prices at which these models will be available to the international customers. However, various credible sources indicate that 2017 Toyota Highlander will cost something in between $ 30 000 and $ 45 000 – ranging from lower to higher trim models.

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