The current third technology of the popular Toyota Highlander has been here since the 2014 model year. But, thanks to the 2017 model year thorough renew this model is more aggressive looking, stronger and refined as well as better equipped. In addition it functions great ride quality and standard package of protection technologies. All improvements helped the Highlander to boost sales and the next version of this model, 2018 Toyota Highlander won’t modify radically.
NEW FOR 2018:
For the 2018 model year, the Highlander may bring some changes in the color pallet and some gear regrouping is also possible. Styling and powertrains will continue unaffected and likely the interior.
2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER: STYLING, INTERIOR
The 2017 model year refresh has made the exterior search of the Highlander more aggressive while attractiveness is the matter of the taste. The grille is larger than the previous version and body-colored strip splits it into upper and lower sections. Each trim also functions different grille end including silver on LE and XLE versions, black on the SE and platinum on the top Platinum trim. All Highlanders come with LED taillights and 18-inch wheels are on the base model.
Inside, the model will support around ten individuals in nice ambient. The front and middle seating rows will give you ample space for adults. But not much space will be available in the rearmost row. Behind the third seat strip shipment volume will measure 14 cu ft. The maximum volume with stowed seats will be 83.7 cu ft.
The 2018 Toyota Highlander will be available in the same trim levels. That includes LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE and two top Restricted and Restricted Platinum.
The base trim level will include a 4.2-inch data display, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, six speakers, Siri Eyes Free, fabric upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic controls, etc.
The LE Plus models will update by having an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, navigation, fog lights, SofTEx leather upholstery, 8-way power top seats, etc.
The partial leather upholstery, a sunroof, keyless ignition, Entune Software Suite, a 120-volt power unit may also be available in the XLE model.
Bigger 19-inch wheels, dark grille end, leather seats with diverse sewing, surrounding lighting, etc. should come on the SE model.
Two top trims can get enhanced perforated upholstery, heated and ventilated top seats, driver memory feature, JBL audio system, heated controls, etc.
The safety functions that will be available on all models include ahead collision caution with disaster braking and pedestrian recognition, lane departure caution, intelligent high beams, and flexible cruise control. Accessible may also be parking devices and blind—zone system.
2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER: POWERTRAINS
The 2018 Toyota Highlander should come with two traditional and a hybrid powertrain.
The base engine will be a 2.7-liter four-cylinder unit which could produce 185 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. The transmission system with this engine will be a six-speed automatic. Assume fuel economy of 22 mpg combined with the only available front-wheel drive.
The next-level engine option will be a 3.5-liter V-6. This engine features primary shot and stop-start program for the better fuel economy. It should come with the 8-speed automatic transmission and will be available with both front- or all-wheel drive. The power and torque scores will be 295 hp and 263 pound-feet.
The hybrid powertrain will combine a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with top and rear electric motors. That configuration will be all-wheel drive just and will be great for 306 hp.
The fuel-economy of the V-6 engine will be around 27 mpg combined. The hybrid will return 30 mpg town and 29 mpg highway.
2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER: ARRIVAL, PRICE
Expect the arrival of the 2018 Toyota Highlander in drop 2017. The price range will begin from about $32, 000.