Toyota Highlander: More than Rugged Good Looks

By Justin Cupler | March 9th, 2017


Some SUVs are all utility and not enough sport, but when it comes to the 2017 Toyota Highlander, you get brains and brawn. This three-row, mid-size hybrid SUV offers power, connectivity, and a refined style that will look good on you the next time you take the kids to soccer practice. Here’s what we love about the Toyota Highlander.

First, the 2017 model got an upgrade under the hood. New to the Highlander is a direct-injected V-6 engine mated to an eight-speed transmission that offers a healthy dash of horsepower and much-improved gas mileage. This powerful engine, when combined with the front and rear electric motors, produces 306 horsepower and can earn up to 30 mpg city driving and 28 mpg on the highway.


Inside is a plush, comfortable cabin that offers plenty of ports to connect your phone and an intuitive infotainment system. The available 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, Sirius XM radio, and backup camera keep you on track and enjoying the ride every minute. And the available leather-wrapped steering wheel and seats offer a level of comfort and luxury not often found in vehicles of this caliber.

Safety is a top priority here which is why all Highlander models come standard with adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and automated high-beams. Toyota is dedicated to ensuring everyone’s safety, so they added more active safety features to the Highlander from previous year’s model to continue reaching for excellence.

Take a closer look at what the Toyota Highland has to offer today when you come test drive at Garber Fox Lake Toyota. See our inventory now!


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