2017 Highlander: Raising the Bar
The Highlander already enjoys a sterling reputation as the no-compromise three-row mid-size SUV. Now, Highlander fans can enjoy even more of what they love, with an updated 2017 version coming this fall which is enhanced with updated styling, plus new and updated equipment and technology.
All 2017 Highlander models will come standard equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P. This new multi-feature advanced safety package enhances diver safety in three important areas; by mitigating forward collisions, assisting drivers with staying on course in their lane and improving nighttime visibility, using a variety of cutting edge technologies such as Pre-Collision System (with forward collision warning and automatic emergency break, plus Pedestrian Detection), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High-Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
This joins a long list of already standard safety features including the Toyota Star Safety System, eight airbags, back-up camera, new rear seatbelt warning system on all trim levels and more. Several advanced safety features are also available on select trim levels - including Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (XLE and Limited) and Bird's Eye View Monitor, parking assist sonar and rain sensing wipers (Limited.)
Highlander's exterior design has also been updated starting with a new upper and lower front grille design on all trim models. Each grade is distinguished by unique grille finishes that also carry into the headlamp housing. Those headlamps are also new - featuring an eye-catching LED Tube design. At the rear, the LED taillights present a sleeker profile. XLE and Limited models feature a chrome trim garnish on the rear bumper.
The refined cabin also now features new trims and the addition of several USB ports: with 5 throughout the interior, it's never hard to find a spot to plug in and charge.
What the 2017 Highlander's style promises, the performance delivers. Gas powered models receive a revised 3.5L D-4S Direct Injection V6 that generates up to 295 HP and is coupled with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. On AWD models, this engine is enhanced with Toyota's Stop and Start Engine system. This conserves fuel by allowing the engine to shut off when the vehicle comes to a complete stop, and restart almost instantly when the driver lifts their foot off the brake pedal.
Hybrid models also feature an updated, 292 peak HP, 3.5L Direct Injection V6 mated to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission as part of the vehicles Hybrid Synergy Drive.
Regardless of powertrain, the new engines deliver more horsepower, enhanced fuel economy and a more direct driving feel thanks to an extended lock-up range.
The 2017 Highlander will be available in a new SE AWD grade that builds on the XLE model, with a sporty design. The SE features unique 19" black alloy wheels, and unique sport grille, black painted roof rails, special ambient interior lighting, 2nd row captain seats, unique black leather trimmed seats with silver stitching and pattern seat inserts, and is available with an exclusive exterior colour; Salsa Red Pearl.
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