2017 Toyota Highlander Changes, Hybrid

According to early reports, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is a vehicle that is extremely good for the future. This is due in part to its ability to provide both the driver and their passengers with comfort, enhanced functionality, great performance as well as the latest in automotive technology. Do keep in mind that the latest offering of the Highlander comes in the form of a redesigned concept that happens to be stylish and quite good per experts within the industry.

2017 Toyota Highlander front

2017 Toyota Highlander Engine Specs

As far as the power for the 2017 Toyota Highlander, it will be delivered via a four cylinder 2.7 liter engine for its base model. This is the same engine that can currently be found under the hood of the Rav4 that is a smaller vehicle. This unit option will be mated with an automatic six speed transmission and paired with front wheel drive. The unit is able to deliver upwards of 185 horsepower. Another option will be that of a V-6 engine that will deliver an estimated 270 horsepower and will be mated with an automatic six speed transmission and couple with either AWD or FWD. There will be a hybrid version, but it is still unknown which engine will have.

2017 Toyota Highlander Exterior and Interior Changes

The 2017 Toyota Highlander is said to be presenting to consumers with a design that is very good in addition to an increased amount of space and added seating. It will be adopting a new aesthetic due to the enhanced design cues. This vehicle that rests in the space between crossovers and sport utility vehicles seems to have borrowed from the BMW X5, the Dodge Durango and the Mitsubishi line this time around. The interior cabin of the new Toyota offering is believed to have been inspired by the cockpit of the current version of the Rav4. Consumers will find in the Highlander’s cabin jumbled fun lines, new textures and a Teutonic themed dash.

2017 Toyota Highlander interior

This new 2017 Toyota Highlander will host a standard of Electric power steering as well as all-wheel drive. It will sit atop 19 inch wheels and have a wheelbase that measures 109.8 inches, making it three inches longer than previous models. The new Highlander will also be a half an inch wider than before improving upon the space provided to all riding within the cabin. Consumers are able to safely expect the cabin to feature a number of the very latest within the area of automotive technologies with this vehicle.

2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Price

At this point in time, there has been no official announcement made in regards to the release date for the 2017 Toyota Highlander. There are those within the industry and fairly close to the iconic automaker that contend that the vehicle will make its way into dealership showrooms at some point next year. More than likely the vehicle will find itself released by the summer of next year. Thus far, there have been no indications made in regards to the base pricing of the vehicle.

2017 Toyota Highlander rear

Many predict that it will not venture too far from that of the current model as a measure of keeping the vehicle competitive overall. As we move closer to the upcoming release, it is certain that the Japanese automotive giant will put to rest a number of rumors and supply pure facts regarding the popular sport utility vehicle.


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