The current third generation 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 looking, better and refined as well as better equipped. Additionally, it functions great ride quality and standard package of security technologies. All improvements helped the Highlander to improve income and the next version of this model, 2018 Toyota Highlander won’t change radically.
NEW FOR 2018:
For the 2018 model year, the Highlander might provide some changes in the color pallet and some equipment regrouping is also possible. Styling and powertrains may continue unchanged 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 variation and body-colored strip breaks it in to top and lower sections. Each cut also functions different grille end including magic on LE and XLE versions, dark on the SE and platinum on the top Platinum trim. All Highlanders include LED taillights and 18-inch wheels are on the base model.
Inside, the model may accommodate around nine passengers in pleasant ambient. The front and heart sitting rows can provide ample space for adults. But not much place will be available in the rearmost row. Behind the third chair strip freight capacity may measure 14 cu ft. The maximum capacity with stowed seats will be 83.7 cu ft.
The 2018 Toyota Highlander will be available in the same cut levels. That includes LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE and two prime Limited and Limited Platinum.
The base trim level may include a 4.2-inch information display, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, six speakers, Siri Eyes Free, towel upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic controls, etc.
The LE Plus models will upgrade by having an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, navigation, fog lights, SofTEx leather upholstery, 8-way energy entrance seats, etc.
The partial leather upholstery, a sunroof, keyless ignition, Entune Application Room, a 120-volt energy product will also be available in the XLE model.
Greater 19-inch wheels, dark grille end, leather seats with contrasting sewing, normal lighting, etc. can come on the SE model.
Two prime cuts can get upgraded perforated upholstery, hot and ventilated entrance seats, driver memory feature, JBL speakers, hot controls, etc.
The safety functions that will be available on all models include forward collision caution with disaster braking and pedestrian detection, lane departure caution, intelligent high beams, and versatile cruise control. Accessible will also be parking receptors and blind—region system.
2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER: POWERTRAINS
The 2018 Toyota Highlander can come with two mainstream and a hybrid powertrain.
The base engine may be a 2.7-liter four-cylinder product 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 mixed with the only available front-wheel drive.
The next-level engine option may be a 3.5-liter V-6. This engine features direct injection and stop-start process for the better gas economy. It can come with the 8-speed automatic transmission and will be available with possibly 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 entrance and rear electric motors. This configuration will be all-wheel travel just and will be great for 306 hp.
The fuel-economy of the V-6 engine will be around 27 mpg combined. The hybrid may 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 start from about $32, 000.