The Toyota Highlander is a three-row midsize crossover in Toyota’s lineup, slotting listed below the bigger, full-size Sequoia and above the compact RAV4. Front-wheel drive comes standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to a gas-powered variation, Toyota likewise uses the Highlander as a hybrid that comes requirement with all-wheel drive.
The Toyota Highlander handled a revitalized look in 2017 to help keep pace with the ever-changing crossover sector. With the latest version still relatively brand-new, we anticipate Toyota to bring this makeover into 2018 without any obvious changes. Reports show the Highlander will stay unchanged till around 2020, at which point it’ll supposedly relocate to the car manufacturer’s TNGA platform (Toyota New Global Architecture).
2018 Toyota Highlander Design
From the outdoors and within, buyers most likely won’t have the ability to discriminate between the present model and the brand-new one. We might see a couple of technological tweaks here and there, but absolutely nothing too remarkable or visible. As a carryover model, we likewise expect the standard features, which in 2017 include projector beam headlights, LED taillights, 18-inch wheels, a rearview cam, a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio system with sic speakers, a tilt and telescoping wheel and more, to carry on unchanged.
2018 Toyota Highlander Engine
We also anticipate the powertrains to continue the same into the new year. If this proves true, then try to find the Highlander to motor on with a standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder that produces 185 horsepower and an optional 3.5-liter V6 with 270 horsepower. For those looking for even better fuel economy, there is the Highlander Hybrid with its 29 mpg integrated.
2018 Toyota Highlander Safety
Like most 2017 Toyotas, the present Highlander is equipped with basic lane-departure caution, adaptive cruise and automobile emergency situation braking. Thanks to the latter and its safe building, the Highlander earned the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ designation. Without any changes on the horizon, we expect this rating carrying on in the brand-new model year.
2018 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Price
The 2018 Toyota Highlander is expected to begin production in September 2017. We currently prepare for an on-sale date sometime in November.
While it’s too early for official rates, provided it’s a carryover model, we don’t anticipate the new Highlander to wander off far from the 2017 model, which ranges from $31,570 to $47,200 (destination costs consisted of). In this range, the Highlander battles with the Ford Explorer ($32,605 to $54,180), the Chevrolet Traverse ($29,595 to $44,940) and the Mazda CX-9 ($32,420 to $44,915).