Toyota is Toyota. That's what everyone say referring to the biggest car manufacturer the world has ever seen and it is clear to understand how it successfully passed the test of time. Sure it had its hiccup especially that major recall of over a thousand vehicles years ago, but Toyota rose from it. Another addition to its exciting line-up is 2017 Toyota Highlander.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander made a good number of changes from that of its 2014 model. The vehicle has a new grill, more inclined to give it class and style. It has different finishes for many different trim levels according to Car and Driver.
In addition, the 2017 Toyota Highlander has a new, direct-injected V-6 backed by an eight-speed automatic transmission. More options are also made available for buyers to choose from because of the arrival of an SE model and two new less-expensive and budget-friendly Highlander hybrid variants.
The choice of three powertrains is still available. There will still be a 2.7-liter four-cylinder for front-wheel drive only, a V-6 available for both all-wheel and four-wheel options and as a gas-electric hybrid. This should come in as good news as these important components are made available for customers.
One of its impressive modification is replacing its old unit to a better one. Toyota decided to replace the old 3.5-liter 2GR-FE unit to a more efficient, direct-and-port-injected 3.5-liter 2GR -FKS V-6.
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The hybrid option offers an even better mileage. It gets as much as 28 mpg both while doing city and long-distance highway driving. The predecessor is pricey at $48,770, however, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is made more accessible as it is offered in base LE and XLE trims.
More astounding is that no matter what trim, the Toyota Sense P is a standard equipment focusing much on passenger safety according to CNET. The 2017 Toyota Highlander also includes autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beams.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander has since been made available back in Nov. 2016 and buyers may have good words to say about it, while some may think otherwise. However, Toyota is always on the lookout to innovate and improve their vehicles. After all, Toyota is Toyota.