2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Toyota Highlander
Toyota brings to the organization usually satisfies the people. And the rested 2017 Highlander and Highlander hybrid are the dry poultry and pressed potatoes of the automotive world. For 2017, Toyota has increased a bit more preservative to the direction in the form of more mighty and businesslike V-6 and hybrid powertrains, along with updation in SUV styling and comes up with a brand-new variation in the form of the Highlander SE.

2017 Toyota Highlander involves port and direct injection fuel system V-6 known as 2GR-FKS, brings a more supporting of horsepower and better fuel economy to both V-6 and hybrid models. The V-6, now communal to hybrid and nonhybrid models, is able of running the Atkinson cycle, although the hybrid uses the more businesslike engine cycle more frequently. All make the same 295 horsepower at 6600 mph and 263 lb-ft of torque at 4700 mph, increases of 25 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque over the preceding V-6. The hybrid’s front and breed electric engines transport its whole system product to 306 horsepower, versus the preceding 280, the hybrid also available in Limited and Limited Platinum trims.

Fuel economy appraisals increase just as significantly. acknowledgments to a brand-new eight-speed automatic transmission, the nonhybrid’s EPA municipality appraisals increase from 18 (AWD) and 19 mpg (FWD) to 19 and 21, and freeway figures increase by 2 mpg, to 26 and 27 for 2017. Hybrid, which act to use electronically commanded changeable ride ratios, now are evaluated at 30 mpg municipality and 28 freeway for LE models and 29/27 mpg for XLE cut stages and above. The base 2.7-liter four-cylinder to produce 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque carries over idempotent with front-wheel ride only and a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Highlander’s new style starts with a designed front extremity, with arranged light innards including arced LED pronunciations on SE, Limited and Limited Platinum and perhaps the beamy opening outside of a Peterbilt, comes with brand-new LED taillamps, while Limited and Platinum models increase chrome ringed devices to their glasses. The SE version looks more alarming with darkened body pronunciations for the opening, light surrounds, and roof rails, along with 19-inch wheels.

Indoor changes are less apparent. All models now have a 4.2-inch color display between the gauges as well as a slew of USB ports—three in front and two in back, enough to consume many smartphones and tablet phones. Limited Platinum models sport brand-new faux-wood cut, while SE models instead use pronunciations with an dark technical structure.

Starting Price $32,000
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, front or four wheel drive
Engine -- DOHC 16-valve 2.7-liter inline-4, 185 hp, 184 lb-ft -- DOHC 24-valve 3.5-liter Atkinson-capable V-6, 295 hp, 263 lb-ft -- DOHC 24-valve 3.5-liter Atkinson-capable V-6, 231 hp, 215 lb-ft + 2 synchronous AC motors, 167 hp, 247 lb-ft & 68 hp, 103 lb-ft -- combined power rating, 306 hp -- 1.9-kWh nickel-metal-hydrid battery pack
Transmission -- 6-speed automatic, manual shifting mode -- 8-speed automatic, manual shifting mode -- continuously variable automatic, manual shifting mode
Wheelbase 109.8 in
Length 192.5 in
Width 75.8 in
Height 68.1 in
Curb weight 4200-5000 lb
Cargo volume 14 cu ft
0-60 mph 7.2-8.9 secs.
0-100 mph 19.8-26.0 secs.
Top speed 115 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) 19-30/24-28 mpg
Pros More energy for both V-6 and hybrid, magnificent fuel economy, audacious naming
Cons blunt four-cylinder base version, prepared body spin, mysterious restraint feel in the hybrid