2018 Toyota Highlander News

Toyota has announced their plans of releasing the next generation of Highlander model. The Japanese manufacturer is known for their production of excellent SUV cars and the will be the case for the upcoming 2018 Toyota Highlander. The car is built on a luxurious SUV platform and will feature exterior and interior redesigns. Consumers should also expect more powerful engine options with better fuel mileages.

2018 Toyota Highlander front

2018 Toyota Highlander Exterior and Interior

The exterior body styling for the upcoming 2018 Toyota Highlander is going to feature a conventional hard body structure made from strong steel materials and lightweight aluminum. The lightweight will reduce on the car’s general weight hence enhancing its aerodynamic performance and improve its fuel efficiency. 2018 Toyota Highlander the car is going to adopt a stylish 5-door designing and the new grille is going to be divided into five sections. The top grille will bear a Toyota logo while both the front and rear bumpers to adopt an excellent layout. LED lighting technology will be fitted on both the front and rear ends. The Toyota Highlander 2018 is going to be very stable on the road, thanks to its 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside the car, you should expect a combination of comfort and technology. 2018 Toyota Highlander the luxurious interior cabin will feature high-leather upholstering on the seats and the steering wheel. The interior cabin is capable of sitting up to 8 adults. Both the front and rear seats are going to be heated and will be well-spaced to allow for sufficient legroom and headroom. You will also access an electrical parking brake which will be offered as a standard feature. Other standard equipment includes Wi-Fi connectivity, 3-zone automatic climate control, 8-inch HD infotainment display screen, 6-speaker audio system with satellite radio, Bluetooth audio and phone integration. 2018 Toyota Highlander to enhance the navigation experience, the auto designer has included google maps. Safety and driver assistance features include a rearview camera, premium safety belts, cruise control and eight airbags for every passenger.

2018 Toyota Highlander side

2018 Toyota Highlander Performance

There are two engine options lined up for the upcoming 2018 Toyota Highlander. The base powertrain that is going to feature under the hood for this car model is a 3.5 –liter 16-valve V-6 DOHC engine. It is rated to deliver up to 270 horsepower at 248 lb-ft of torque. This engine is engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that will send power to the front wheels. In terms of acceleration, the base engine will be capable of attaining a speed of 60 miles per hour just about 8.7 seconds. Its maximum speed is estimated at 180 kilometers per hour. Fuel efficiency is rated at 24 mpg for city drives, 28 mpg for highways and a combined EPA of 26 mpg. 2018 Toyota Highlander is also going to offer an optional 2.7- liter four-cylinder V-6 DOHC engine that is capable of producing up to of 200 horsepower at 180 lb-ft of torque. Its acceleration is rated at be 60 miles per hour from rest in just 10.3 seconds. Both the two engines are going feature reduced carbon emissions. 2018 Toyota Highlander there are rumors that the manufacturer is going to offer a hybrid powertrain though this has not yet been confirmed by the manufacturer.

2018 Toyota Highlander rear

2018 Toyota Highlander Price and Release Date

There is still no official announcement regarding the price and release date for the upcoming 2018 Toyota Highlander model. However, customers are expecting the automaker to release the car towards the end of this year or in the first quarter of 2018. It will cost around $44,000 as the base price.

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