Since it’s North American introduction in 2001, the Highlander has been a major hit for Toyota’s SUV lineup. With an excellent combination of ride & handling, style and comfort it’s easy to see why this midsize crossover won over the hearts of so many. But how about now, some 16 years later? In a sea of available crossovers can the Highlander still win over the hearts of shoppers?
Introduced in 2014 completely redesigned, Toyota saw it fit to give the Highlander some new duds just three years later. More than just appearances were changed however. Under the hood is a new V6 engine mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission – what a refresh!
The two combine to make for one zippy people hauler. Boasting 295hp & 263 lb.-ft. of torque never will you need to worry about hill climbing power or passing on a twisty two lane. Need to hitch up the camper or tow the boat? The highlander has your back with its ability to pull 5,000lbs. when properly equipped.
So the outside is handsome as ever, the muscle robust and fuel economy top notch. How does the interior stack up? in a word; well. With available aids such as Driver Easy Speak to help reduce the excuses of your kids not hearing you say “Stop that!”, Navigation to get you where you need and Siri Eyes Free to keep your hands on the wheel nothing can stop you know. Need to pick up the neighbors kids on the way to soccer practice? No sweat with room for up to 8 passengers.
Safety is of top priority at Toyota and they don’t disappoint with the Highlander. Included now on every 2017 is TSS-P including but not limited to Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Auto High Beams, Lane Departure Assist, Radar Cruise Control and more. A backup camera is standard too.
With six gas trim levels and four Hybrid trim levels, it’s not hard to see that once again the Toyota Highlander will continue to win over the hearts of shoppers for years to come.
Grappone Toyota is located in Bow, NH just south of Concord and only 20 minutes from Manchester. Conveniently located at the intersection of I89/I93 – come see why we are Driven to Amaze!
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