The current next era of the popular Toyota Highlander has been here since the 2014 model year. Nevertheless, thanks to the 2017 model year thorough renew this model is more extreme seeking, better and refined as well as better equipped. In addition it features good ride quality and standard package of safety technologies. All upgrades helped the Highlander to boost sales and the next version of this model, 2018 Toyota Highlander won’t change radically.
NEW FOR 2018:
For the 2018 model year, the Highlander may provide some changes in the color pallet and some equipment regrouping is also possible. Style and powertrains may carry on unaffected and likely the interior.
2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER: STYLING, INTERIOR
The 2017 model year refresh has made the exterior search of the Highlander more extreme while attractiveness is the matter of the taste. The grille is larger than the previous version and body-colored strip splits it into top and decrease sections. Each cut also features various grille finish including magic on LE and XLE versions, black on the SE and platinum on the top Jewelry trim. All Highlanders include LED taillights and 18-inch wheels are on the base model.
Inside, the model may provide as much as nine passengers in nice ambient. The front and middle sitting lines will provide ample room for adults. But little place will undoubtedly be available in the rearmost row. Behind the third seat strip freight capacity may measure 14 cu ft. The maximum capacity with stowed chairs will undoubtedly be 83.7 cu ft.
The 2018 Toyota Highlander will undoubtedly be available in the same cut levels. That includes LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE and two top Restricted and Restricted Platinum.
The base trim stage may include a 4.2-inch data display, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, six speakers, Siri Eyes Free, towel upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, etc.
The LE Plus models will update with an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, navigation, haze lights, SofTEx leather upholstery, 8-way energy front chairs, etc.
The partial leather upholstery, a sunroof, keyless ignition, Entune App Room, a 120-volt energy model will also be available in the XLE model.
Larger 19-inch wheels, black grille finish, leather chairs with contrasting stitching, normal lighting, etc. will come on the SE model.
Two top cuts are certain to get enhanced perforated upholstery, heated and ventilated front chairs, driver memory feature, JBL audio system, heated steering wheel, etc.
The safety features that will be available on all models include ahead collision warning with crisis braking and pedestrian recognition, lane departure warning, intelligent large beams, and adaptive cruise control. Accessible will also be parking devices and blind—region system.
2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER: POWERTRAINS
The 2018 Toyota Highlander will come with two mainstream and a hybrid powertrain.
The base engine may be a 2.7-liter four-cylinder model which can 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 may be a 3.5-liter V-6. This engine features strong procedure and stop-start process for the better gas economy. It will come with the 8-speed automatic transmission and will undoubtedly be available with either front- or all-wheel drive. The power and torque rankings may be 295 hp and 263 pound-feet.
The hybrid powertrain will combine a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with front and rear electric motors. That setting will undoubtedly be all-wheel drive only and will undoubtedly be good for 306 hp.
The fuel-economy of the V-6 engine will be around 27 mpg combined. The hybrid may return 30 mpg city 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 around $32, 000.