2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date

In the second half of 2016, the market will arrive refreshed 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV. Unlike the 2014 model, which came with a small, or insignificant changes, the new Highlander gets a significant improvement. These changes will include the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Thus, this family hauler remain competitive in the ultra-powerful SUV market, until Toyota does not offer a new generation of models. In fact, the new generation of this popular SUV is expected in 2020. In competition with the Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot models, Toyota Highlander expects tough fight for dominance in the segment.

2017 Toyota Highlander Changes

Outer look of the new model will significantly differ from the current version. The biggest changes will be visible on the front of the vehicle. Changes include a redesigned grille flanked by new LED highlights. Also, the front bumper will get changed appearance, but these changes will be more subtle. Looking at the vehicle from the front, 2017 Toyota Highlander gives a more dynamic, more muscular and more aggressive than ever. And the rear of the vehicle, there will be some changes. Is expected to accommodate restyled tail-lights and reshaped exhaust pipes.

2017 Toyota Highlander release date

If you pay attention to the interior of the cabin, significant changes are visible. There is a new materials and several revisions on the instrument panel and center stack. A significant improvement is expected in the expansion of the standard equipment in some version of the model. In fact, part of the equipment that was available through additional packages will be part of the standard equipment package. Also, 2017 Toyota Highlander will offer the latest safety systems and functions, as well as the most modern connectivity systems.

2017 Toyota Highlander Specs and Price

Unlike the changes made by the exterior and interior, under the hood of the new model are, nothing will be changed. The Toyota Highlander 2017 will offer the same unit as the 2016 model. The entry-level model comes with a 2.7-liter inline-four engine with 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The second version is more powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that churns out 270 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.

It will continue to be offered with hybrid drive version. 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the choice of those who want the most economical and most efficient version. This model runs gas-electric system comprises the aforementioned 3-5-liter V6 and two electric motors. This combined system offers fuel economy rated at 28 mpg, while delivering a power of 280 horsepower.

Changes in price of the new 2017 Highlander, compared to the current model, should not be. Specifically, it was announced that the new model will be more expensive compared to the current, regardless of the changes and improvements that you expect.

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