Demands of reliable SUVs in the market will never below. And to cater to the ever increasing demands, 2018 Toyota Highlander is being planned. The 2017 Highlander was quite a rage with customers and hence the launch of 2018 Toyota Highlander is being highly awaited. People are waiting to find what the new SUV has in store for customers.
2018 Toyota Highlander – Design and Features
By checking the 2018 Toyota Highlander closely, it can be said that the new SUV comes with a fresh new face and appearance. Along with suitable changes in the exteriors and interiors, the performance of the SUV will show considerable improvement as well. The SUV comes in many trims – base, LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum.
Brand new fascia can be seen in new Toyota Highlander. The grille in the vehicle is large and comes in trapezoidal shape. The logo of Toyota sits right in the middle of the grille on the upper part so that it is clearly visible at a distance. The crease at the bottom of the fog lights and the headlights is noticeable. The SUV comes in masculine shape and all the exterior features enhance this appeal. The fog lights come in rounded long shape to be in sync with the overall design of the SUV. The fenders will be bulky and will be no longer square in shape. The LED taillights and spoiler at the rear of the car need special mention. One interesting feature of Toyota Highlander is the back glass – this can be opened without opening the cargo space.
The interiors of the SUV are also stylish with new leather seats. Color combinations and contrasts can be selected depending on the car colors. The driver’s cabin is spacious with more head and leg space so that the driver can drive comfortably. The driver’s seat is adjustable and offers relaxing and comfortable driving experience. The cabin also has leather upholstery, two speedometers, power setting and a new gear box. Other interiors features include 8-inch HD touch screen control center, automated weather updates, satellite radio, automatic climate medication sensor, GM, GPS, a digital sound system with 6 speakers, Google maps, USB ports, a navigation system, rear view camera etc.
2018 Toyota Highlander – Engine Specs
2 engine variants are available for 2018 Toyota Highlander. One is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine, which offers 185 hp of energy and 184 lbs-feet torque. The second engine option is 3.5-liter V6 engine offering 270 hp and 248 lbs-feet of torque. The engine is coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission for excellent performance. There is no announcement of any hybrid engine option. However, the powertrain will be fine-tuned for enhanced fuel economy.
2018 Toyota Highlander – Price and Release Date
- Base Model – $31,900
- LE – $34,000 – $34,900
- LE Plus – $36,500-$38,000
- XLE – $40,000 – $41,500
- SE – $43,600
- Limited – $43,100 – $44,600
- Limited Platinum – $46,100 – $47,700
It is expected that the Toyota Highlander 2018 will be made available in the market late 2017 or early 2018.
The best competitors for 2018 Toyota Highlander will be Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento etc. The midsized SUV from Toyota will excel in all fields and offer the best value for money to customers.