Toyota has unveiled the considerably improved 2017 model Highlander at the impending Intercontinental Auto Show to be held in New York. This popular mid-size sports utility vehicle gets a range of new and modernized equipment and technology, both inside and out, including a fresh Direct Shift eight-velocity automatic gearbox. The 2017 Toyota Highlander has it all, the finest in style, comfort, technology, safety, and capability. It’s outside design expresses both sophistication and power, which complements a sophisticated interior that sets an elevated bar in its sector. New Highlander 2017 gives you an option of three engines and six trim levels, including a debutant athletic SE model.
2017 Toyota Highlander Redesign
The 2017 Highlander will get tasteful external styling improvements that will persist to turn heads. The outside changes start with a new upper grille design in the front for all models, also lower grille gets significant changes. Each model will be illustrious by dissimilar grille finishes that will carry into the headlight housing, as well. The LE, XLE, and LE Plus models as you can see from photos get silver painted grille, whereas more expensive model like the new Highlander Platinum and Limited gets chrome grille.
Around back, the new SUV will have a set of face-lifted taillights; the rear bumper on the Platinum and Limited Highlander will be decorated with chrome trim.
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The debutante new Toyota Highlander 2017 SE model comes equipped with a set of distinctive aluminum alloy wheels of diameter 19 inches. Also, it has adjusted the suspension for a more athletic ride, and an athletic dark paint healing to the front grille, which is also integrated into the roof rails and headlight housings.
The new model comes with three new external colors that include:
– Toasted Walnut Pearl
– Celestial Silver Metallic
– and Salsa Red Pearl(exclusively offered for the new SE model)
All-new Toyota Highlander 2017 Interior
This time, the new Highlander 2017 comes with notable inside updates that consist of the novel brown leather inner that will be offered to the Limited Platinum model as standard. All models get five USB ports to charge personal gadgets more efficiently.
For those with big families who seeking additional traveler seating, they can opt for the Limited Platinum and premium Limited models. They come equipped with the option of second-row, offering to seat for seven people or second-row bench chairs that can be expanded to offer sufficient room for eight passengers.
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The new 2017 Toyota Highlander SE model will be different from others in term of the interior design, especially luxury. It comes equipped with black leather-bordered seats with silver sewing and prototype seat inserts, a black tray in the front, and corresponding door and dash inserts.
All trims will come equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense P as standard, which is an innovative multi-feature highly developed safety package that comes with automatic pre-crash braking. This package comes with the revolutionary safety technologies, such as Pre-Collision System, with the automatic emergency brake and forward collision alert, lane departure warning, pedestrian pre-collision system, automatic high beams and dynamic radar cruise control.
2017 Toyota Highlander interior
The performance will be improved in the next generation Toyota Highlander gas models with the introduction of the fresh Direct Shift 8AT mechanical transmission. It will be attached with a new V6 Direct Injection powertrain with the displacement of 3.5 liters. This powertrain will produce the maximum power and torque of 270 horsepower and 337 Nm respectively. The new automatic gearbox is more compact and it will offer more transmission competence through its eight-velocity gear range. The 8AT mechanical gearbox will be offered as standard on all models of the new Highlander that come equipped with V6 gas engines.
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The combination of the engine and the new transmission assist the new Highlander 2017 to attain the 60 mph speed from the static mode in 8.7 seconds and assist it in getting the top speed of 180 km/hour.
The new Highlander will also be powered by a four-cylinder gasoline power unit with the capacity of 2.7 liters. This would offer the new vehicle the required power and twist of 185 horsepower and 250 Nm respectively. This powertrain will be paired with a six-tempo mechanical gearbox to send power to the front wheels. The engine accelerates the new vehicle to attain the velocity of 60 mph from the stationary mode in 10.3 seconds and assists it to get the top speed of 188 km / hour.
2017 Toyota Highlander Engine
|2.7 litre/4-cylinder engine
|| 23 / 30 / 25
|| 6-speed automatic-Direct Shift 8AT
|3.5 litre/6-cylinder engine(V6); 2GR-FKS
||22 / 29 / 24
|| 6-speed automatic-Direct Shift 8AT
|3.5 Litre/6-cylinder engine(V6)/Hybrid Synergy Drive
|| 215 lb-ft
||28 / 27.3 / 27.7
|| Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
New Toyota Highlander 2017 Price and release date
The 2017 Toyota Highlander release date is expected to hit the Toyota showrooms during the concluding part of 2016. The Toyota Highlander new price will start ranging from $ 30,000 to $ 44,000.
New Toyota Highlander 2017 Pictures