The mix of high-level electricity and long-ride comfort for approximately ten passengers in Toyota’s mid-size Highlander can be combined with the 30-mpg excellent fuel economy if the hybrid version will be your choice. Toyota improved powertrains, design and trim lineup for the 2017 model year and that sent up the sales by 11 percent. For the 2018 Toyota Highlander Cross, the changes will be limited to new color options and features shuffling.
2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID: STYLING
With the 2017-year renew, the styling of the last Highlander changed to notably more aggrieve theme. The old grille was traded for the large trapezoidal version that has top and decrease amounts divided by the body-painted insert. This grille gives more intense identity to this model which is complemented with the slim headlights. The grille features various completes depending on trim stage and the same is with the body cladding. All highlanders have the Led taillights and base models drive on 18-inch wheels which is often replaced with 18-inch alloys in the Limited version.
The styling of the 2018 Toyota Highlander Cross will not change to any substantial extent and broader color pallet should be the only upgrade.
Inside, the Highlander will be relaxed and quiet. The front and middle rows provides plenty of space while in the last row only the kids will find enough of comfort. The max cargo capacity will be up to 83.7 cubes. You will see up to 13.8 cu foot with all seats up.
The quality of materials and completes will be in the class top. Standard Toyota’s Safety Feeling P suite is another purpose why you should think about this family hauler as your best choice. The Safety Sense package includes ahead collision caution with pedestrian recognition, versatile cruise control, intelligent large beams, lane departure caution and prevention. The blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic will be optional.
All models will also have a touchscreen software, tri-zone environment control, keyless access and ignition, etc.
Improvements in top trims may include leather upholstery, heated and energy front seats, bigger center screen, navigation system, rear seats leisure, surround see system, premium sound package, etc.
2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID: POWERTRAIN
For the upgrades in model’s performance and fuel economy, we will probably have to hold back until the next substantial update. Then, the Highlander may switch to the new TNGA platform. Before that takes place, the 2018 Toyota Highlander Cross may continue with the current hybrid system.
This method includes the direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 engine which in the combination with the electric engines may provide 306 hp. All Highlander Hybrids are all-wheel drive. The front wheels get energy from the V-6 engine, electric motor combo. For the rear wheels, the power comes front the rear electrical motor.
The hybrid versions may pull up to 3, 500 pounds. On the other give, the fuel economy numbers should be 30 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined.
2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The 2018 Toyota Highlander Cross should hit the roads this fall. The base versions should have the price tag of around $37, 000.