A new 3.5-liter V-6 Direct Injection Engine will be available on all of the gas models and will be standard with the hybrid models.
In addition to the powerful engine, a new Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission will be standard with all V-6 engines.
Along with the new transmission, all V-6 models will be set with a standard Stop and Start Engine System to increase fuel efficiency.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander will be sporting a new front grille design. Each model will have a unique design finish to set them apart from each other.
An all-new Highlander SE model will make its way to the lineup, which offers a sportier ride and design than the other models.
All 2017 Toyota Highlander models will be standard with the Toyota Safety Sense P, which is a safety package designed around automated pre-collision braking.
One of the most rapidly growing sections of the automotive industry is the SUV segment, and that is because they’re the perfect blend of space and efficiency. Toyota recently announced details of the 2017 Toyota Highlander, which will receive quite a few enhancements for next year’s model. As mentioned above, there will be a new engine and transmission available as well as a Stop and Start Engine System for increased efficiency. All of the gas models will still offer both front and all-wheel drive options, and the hybrid models will come standard with all-wheel drive.
With a new vehicle comes new colors, and that is definitely true for the refreshed 2017 Toyota Highlander. This model will have three new exterior color options to choose from which include Celestial Silver Metallic, Toasted Walnut Pearl and Salsa Red Pearl. The Salsa Red Pearl will only be available with the new SE gas model. The Limited Platinum model will have a new brown leather interior for a unique style.
The Limited and Limited Platinum models for the 2017 Toyota Highlander offer the option of second-row captain’s chairs. With these chairs, there would be seating for seven passengers. If drivers need an extra seat, they can opt for the second-row bench seat, which makes room for eight passengers. The 2017 Highlander will also include four additional USB ports for charging personal devices.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander is expected to make its way to dealership lots across the country during the fall of 2016. Drivers will have to wait just a few more months before they can get behind the wheel of this family-friendly SUV. Along with tons of technology and conveniences features, the 2017 Highlander offers plenty of safety devices that work to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians at all times. Each model is set standard with Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, Pedestrian Pre-Collision System and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
With the 2017 Highlander XLE, drivers will get a standard blind spot monitor. This is extremely helpful in heavy traffic on the highway because it allows you to quickly identify other vehicles in spots you may not have seen before. The 2017 Highlander Limited Platinum model will have a standard Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan to make parking easier and more safe. Four cameras mounted on the front, sides and rear of the vehicle help drivers to parallel park or maneuver in tight spaces.
Those interested in learning more about the 2017 Toyota Highlander are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this new SUV as soon as it arrives this fall.