Multiple 2017 models of cars are anticipated to release this year, one of which is the 2017 Toyota Highlander. The 2017 Toyota Highlander is similar in some aspects to the Toyota Camry, except the Highlander is an SUV, while the Camry is a compact sedan. The 2017 Highlander has built on a lot of its own past builds, some of which are still available with optional upgrades to improved features.
2017 Toyota Highlander Interior and exterior
The 2017 Toyota Highlander comes in six different model grades (LE, XLE, LE Plus, Limited, and Limited Platinum, and SE), with three new colors to complement its sleek design: Celestial Metallic Pearl, Toasted Walnut Pearl, and a color only available for its new SE design, Salsa Red Pearl. The upper and lower grille has been redesigned, with each model grade sporting a different design. The LE, XLE, and LE Plus models have a silver finish on the grille, with the Limited and Limited Platinum receiving a chrome finish. The SE model has a dark silver finish on its grille and roof rails to further distinguish itself from the other five models. In addition, the SE model has 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels as an additional aesthetic.
On the inside, the models come with black leather-trimmed seats for most models, excluding SE which has black seats with a silver stitching, while Limited Platinum replaces the black leather seats with a brown design instead. The base seating capacity for the SUV is five, but allows for a plethora of seating choices to change the capacity of the vehicle depending on the needs of the individual, ranging from second row captain’s chairs similar to van seating, to a second row bench seat, allotting a maximum of eight passengers total.
2017 Toyota Highlander Engine specs
Out of all six model options, four are hybrids, which allows for an increase in fuel economy when paired with the new 3.5-liter Direct Injection powertrain and new Stop and Start Engine, effectively shutting off the engine when the vehicle comes to a full stop, regardless of whether the brake is applied or if the car is in park. Drivers are outfitted with the 3.5-liter in hybrid vehicles, while other models are given the previous 2.7-liter engine with the option to upgrade to the newer engine.
In terms of safety, all models are given the Toyota Safety Sense P, which combines multiple features such as the Pedestrian Pre-Collision System, Automatic High Beams, and assistance with parallel parking. The 2017 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum is outfitted with a Bird’s Eye View Camera, including four front cameras, side mirror, and back bumper cameras in order to give the driver a view of all sides from the dashboard touchscreen. The Limited Platinum also offers Perimeter Scan, which provides the driver with a 360 degree view of the surroundings, providing extra vision for the driver’s blind spots.
2017 Toyota Highlander Price and release date
The 2017 Toyota Highlander is expecting to release in fall of 2016 with a base price of $30,000.