When it comes to midsize sport utility vehicles, buyers have a tremendous amount of options and choices offered to them. Indeed, almost every automaker offers a three-row SUV in its lineup, and most of these available options certainly have a lot to offer. One example is the 2017 Toyota Highlander, an SUV that combines comfort, interior space, safety, and fuel-efficiency like very few other models in this class can.
Two engine options for the 2017 Toyota Highlander
Starting at just over $35,000, the 2017 Toyota Highlander comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that features 295 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired out of the gate with an 8-speed automatic transmission which can send power to the front wheels in the entry-level model, and to all four wheels with AWD-equipped Highlander models which start at $37,995.
With its powerful V6, the 2017 Highlander can tow up to 2,268 kilos which means that you’ll have no problem getting your boat or camper out of the driveway!
The other option available in the 2017 Toyota Highlander lineup is the hybrid engine. The latter uses the same 3.5-liter V6 engine, but it is paired with two electric motors. Power is set at 292 horsepower while the overall torque will vary depending on your needs and how you drive your Highlander Hybrid. What is constant is this model’s impressive fuel economy which hovers around 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers in combined city/highway driving.
That’s not bad for a sport utility vehicle that offers more than 2,300 liters of cargo space when you fold down the third and second row of seats.
We also need to note that in terms of safety, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is in a league of its own. Indeed, it features a wide range of standard driver assistance technologies. Called Toyota Safety Sense P, these active safety technologies include Pre-Collision System with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Alert with steering assist, Automatic high beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. All are offered at no extra charge.
Comfort is the name of the game in the 2017 Toyota Highlander
On the road, the 2017 Toyota Highlander shines by offering its passengers a balanced ride that is supremely comfortable without being too soft. That means that you feel in control and connected to the road, but you are also relaxed and at peace during long drives.
To learn more about the 2017 Toyota Highlander, contact us today at Newmarket Toyota!