The new crossover from Toyota will be extraordinary, and it is expected to come with several improvements starting from the slightly redesigned exterior design to the improvements in engine capabilities. Except slight redesigns in exterior we can expect a lot of technology features inside the cabin, and this will certainly provide more pleasure drive. Also, the chassis is now made of lighter materials and thanks to that the total weight of this crossover will be reduced. This model makes its debut in New York Auto Show this year, and in the next review more information about 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid:
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Body and Design:
The exterior design of this remarkable crossover is very elegant and attractive. The front band of the upcoming model is slightly redesigned, and it contains good looking front bumper that is fitted with the large air intakes and the fog lights. Here we can also see the new front grille that will give the vehicle more aggressive impression. The headlights of the upcoming model are also slightly redesigned and powered by the latest LED system. At the sides, this model remains pretty the same as the previous one. Furthermore, thanks to the lightweight materials which are used in construction this model will be significantly lighter than the last which means better handling and better fuel consumption. 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ride on 18-inch alloy wheels which are the standard size for this type of car. We also have three new exterior color choices, and those are Celestial Silver Metallic, Salsa Red Pearl, and Toasted Walnut Pearl.
This model has very comfortable and elegant interior design as well. Inside the cabin, 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is very spacious, and it contains a lot of high-quality materials. The newest model will be able to accommodate up to 8 passengers with the 3rd-row bench as the option. The seats are electrically adjustable, cooled and heated and also wrapped by the high-quality leather for a better feeling. Dual zone climate control will be the part of the standard equipment. There will also be power door locks, telescoping steering wheel, parking camera and cruise control. When it comes to entertainment, the new Highlander come with an Entune system paired with a 6.1-inch touch-screen. The system provides Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, and Smartphone integration. The safety in this SUV is excellent, and some of the high-security systems are traction control, hill start control, radar cruise control, blind spot monitoring and others.
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Drive Train and Transmission Specs:
The upcoming 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid come with a 3.5 liter, V6 engine which is fitted with two electric motors. When combined with the electric motor, the engine will be capable of generating 270 hp at 5,800 rpm and also 215 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm. When it comes to fuel consumption, it will be 27 mpg and 28 mpg in city and highway drives. The power will be routed to the all wheels trough the CVT transmission system.
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Release Date and Price Range:
The release date of the new 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid was at the beginning of 2016, or more precisely at the New York Auto Show in March. The average price paid for this beautiful model is $38.005. Some of its main rivals are Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango. With the refreshed appearance, better drivetrain as well as with the improved interior design, this model will certainly be a well-selling vehicle and maybe one the most attractive model on the market.