2017 Toyota Highlander will mark the fourth generation of Highlanders, since its inception in 2002. This is known all around the word as a luxury Sports Utility Vehicle with enormous body strength. This eight seating capacity car will have significant improvement in the design, while some older technologies used will be modernized. Engines will probably churn out nearly the same power as before but being more efficient in terms of fuel consumption and carbon emission. Even though it may look simple enough from the outside, it has a great number of luxury features. There should be around five different models like LE, LE Plus, XLE, Limited and Hybrid Limited, each with a different level of specification and engine variant.
2017 Toyota Highlander: Engine and Fuel Economy
There will be probably two engine variants, a 2.7 litre and 3 litres. Both of them will be turbo charged and inter cooled with 16 valves of type DOHC. The 3 litre V6 engine should produce over 270 horsepower and 250 lb ft of torque making the car attain top speeds of over 136 mph and a 0 to 100 in less than 8 seconds. The less powerful 2.7 litre four cylinder engines should produce around 200 horsepower and 180 lb ft of torque, maximum speed for it will probably be over 124 mph and 0 to 62 mph should now be reached under 10 seconds. Fuel economy will be less than 25 mpg for both the variants.
2017 Toyota Highlander will probably come with a six speed automatic transmission. Car dynamic will be controlled by intelligent systems like Stability Control Unit, Traction Control System, Dynamic Torque Control, Anti lock Braking System and Anti Roll System.
2017 Toyota Highlander: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2017 Toyota Highlander provides many nice essential features. A 5 inch touchscreen display has HD Radio, Bluetooth connectivity, weather applications, voice enabled navigation system, a powerful audio system control and options to control the climate. There will also be ports for USB and flash data cards. Driving assist features will probably include lane departure alert, parking assist and rear view camera with projected path.
Safety features will also be present like tire pressure monitor system, Star safety system, disk ventilation system and advanced airbag system.
2017 Toyota Highlander will have a seating capacity for up to 8 people. Rear row seats can be folded down to increase cargo space by a huge volume. Leather and wood finish options will be present wherever necessary. Additional floor carpeting can also be purchased. Sunroof could also be installed. Interior lightning tone can be tuned using the touch screen console.
This new Highlander has not changed its look much. The usual headlight clusters will be present, where they will use LED is still unclear. Material used in construction of the other body frame is of excellent grade, making the car safer to drive in tough terrains. New alloy wheels could also be introduced. A remodel of the exhaust system could also be on the line.
2017 Toyota Highlander: Release Date and Price
2017 Toyota Highlander will have a global price varying between $ 30 000 and $ 45 000.