Toyota took to the New york city Car Program to unveil the most up to date version of the 2017 Toyota Highlander midsize SUV. The crossover SUV is offered as Toyota Kluger in some markets. This automobile has controlled the midsize SUV segment because its launch.
This is due to its exceptional mix of comfort, drivability, integrity as well as gas effectiveness which makes it remain an action ahead of the competition. The automaker has actually upgraded the brand-new Highlander to be also much better. The brand-new model will certainly showcase an updated outside profile, an updated cabin and an array of brand-new modern technologies. Read along to discover more:
2017 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER DESIGN
On the outside, the five-door crossover SUV showcases a variety of visual upgrades. To begin with, a new trim has actually been included. The brand-new flashy SE trim will certainly slot between the XLE and also Limited trims. Other trims include the lower LE as well as LE Plus as well as the top Limited Platinum trim.
At the front, the ne Highlander will certainly feature a new grille obtained from Lexus. For reduced trims LE, LE Plus and XLE, their grilles have a silver paint coating while the leading trims include a chrome coating. This grille surface additionally encompasses fronts lights housings. The upper grille features Toyota’s logo at the facility. Listed below the grille is an upgraded bumper which is incorporated with haze lights at the extreme ends. LED lighting is offered all over for fronts lights as well as taillights. The fronts lights real estates likewise integrate LED DRLs simply below the main fronts lights. At the rear, all trims showcase revamped taillight housings. The top Limited and also Minimal Platinum trims showcase a chrome strip on the back bumper.
All the trims ride on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels yet the brand-new SE trim flights on 19-inchers.
The brand-new SE trim exterior profile is separated by a dark paint on the grilles as well as headlight housings as well as on its roof covering rails. The SE additionally showcases a sport-tuned suspension. Salsa Red Pear exterior shade is provided just on the SE trim.
Two new exterior shades are offered for all models; they are Toasted Walnut Pearl and also Celestial Silver Metallic.
2017 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER INTERIOR
Inside the Highlander’s cabin, you will certainly meet a mix of comfort attributes and also technological devices. Reduced trims feature top quality towel furniture while top trims are cushioned in top quality natural leather. The cabin is capable of suiting either 7 or 8 travelers depending upon the selection of second-row seats picked. Purchasers have an alternative to pick between captain seats as well as bench seats for the 2nd row seats. When bench seats are picked, it fits 8 travelers and also 7 travelers when one go with captain seats. The seats supply sufficient head and legroom. These seats are also warmed.
Changing equipment to the technology’s division, the car features an 8.0-inch infomercial system which integrates Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connection as well as Smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. For audiophiles, the Highlander includes a 6-speaker stereo with a CD/DVD gamer, FM/AM radio, satellite radio and also HD radio. The cabin additionally features a whole 5 USB ports compared with the current model’s solitary USB port. It likewise features a 3-zone automated environment control system,
The new SE trim is set apart by an unique black natural leather trim on the seats which is contrasted with a silver sewing. It additionally includes silver seat inserts, silver door inserts and a black colored front tray.
To respond to movie critics that argued that the previous design lacked adequate safety systems, Toyota has outfitted all Highlander trims with Toyota’s Safety Feeling P collection. This collection showcases lane-departure caution, flexible cruise control and also pre-collision warning system with automatic emergency brake assist as common. A pre-collision caution which utilizes radar and cams to identify items and pedestrians in advance and afterwards warns the vehicle driver is optional for all designs. The XLE trim adds blind-spot surveillance while the leading Restricted Platinum trim attributes a 360-degree view video camera that uses 4 electronic cameras to give the vehicle driver’s a bird’s- eye sight of the automobile’s environments.
ENGINE SPECS, FWD, AWD, MPG
Throughout the launch, Toyota didn’t reveal output varieties of the Highlander’s engine schedule. Nevertheless, we know that the beginning LE cut will carryover its 2.7 L 4-cylinder engine which produces 185 hp. This engine is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission system and also is the only trim provided in FWD others are supplied in AWD. Greater trims will obtain their power from a brand-new version of the 3.5 L V6 gasoline engine that owns the current models.
The engine is straight infused as well as though result information were not released, we recognize that the engine will certainly exceed the present engine’s 270 equines. The engine is mated to a brand-new 8-speed automatic transmission system. Further, the engine is fitted with a stop/start innovation. The brand-new enhancements will certainly help the design supply far better fuel economy in addition to deal a better driving experience.
Similar to the outgoing models schedule, there will certainly be a crossbreed Highlander. Unlike in the previous variation where it was only used on the Restricted as well as Limited Platinum trims hence out of reach for some customers, the 2017 Highlander hybrid will likewise be used on the LE as well as XLE trims. The crossbreed drive-train will certainly feature the very same 3.5 L V-6 engine integrated with an electric motor yet unlike the gasoline engines, the hybrid engine will be paired with a CVT system.
2017 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER PRICES AND RELEASE DATE
Toyota is yet to announce main prices f the 2017 Toyota Highlander. The car manufacturer has actually nevertheless announced that the crossover SUV will certainly be readily available in dealer showrooms this loss.
As for the rate, expect a mild increment from the outward bound models to mirror the brand-new modifications and the dominating inflation rates. The car manufacturer will release real rates information close to the design’s on-sale day.
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Due to low gas prices, crossover SUVs and totally fledged SUVs are ending up being eye-catching again. Because of this, competition in this segment is growing. The 2017 Toyota Highlander will engage the similarity Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and also Ford Explorer. GMC as well as Mazda likewise want an item of this sector with their Acadia and CX-9 specifically.