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2017 Toyota Highlander : comfort, safety, and a lot of technology

Published on August 31 2017

The 2017 Toyota Highlander has received some small additions this year that make it stand out even more in the crowded and competitive midsize SUV segment. Along with a new SE model that now features 19-inch wheels, Highlander buyers also get revised LED headlights, four new colors to choose from, and a redesigned forward grill. These aren’t huge changes, but the Toyota Highlander was already a pretty impressive vehicle to start with.

A supremely comfortable drive in the 2017 Toyota Highlander

The 2017 Toyota Highlander features one of the most comfortable rides you can ever find in a three-row sport utility vehicle. That’s not just us saying it. Indeed, ask any Highlander owner and they will rave about the vehicle’s composure, quietness, soft suspension, and overall comfort. There is also plenty of space inside the Highlander, and that includes the last row.

With more than 2,300 liters of total cargo space, there is also more than enough room for all of your bags, sports equipment, or IKEA shopping spree items.

But the greatest asset held by the 2017 Toyota Highlander is probably its overall balance. Indeed, Toyota’s midsize SUV is not only comfortable, it is also composed. That means that you get a ride that isn’t too soft, it is actually quite connected, stable and predictable. You feel in control when driving a 2017 Toyota Highlander, and that necessarily leads to a greater feeling of comfort.

The fact that you get a wide range of standard safety features also helps improve your peace of mind. Called Toyota Safety Sense P, these active safety technologies include Pre-Collision System with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Alert with steering assist, Automatic high beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

Two engine options in the 2017 Toyota Highlander lineup

The new 2017 Toyota Highlander is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 295 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission right out of the gate and can tow up to 2,268 kilos.

That said, if you want a spacious SUV that also shines in the fuel economy department, you may want to check out the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The latter features the same 3.5-liter V6, but two electric motors are available to help which leads to an impressive fuel economy rating of about 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers in city/highway combined driving.

To learn more about the 2017 Toyota Highlander, contact us today at Kingston Toyota!

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