Fort Smith families have come to love what the Toyota Highlander has to offer over the years. A hands-down fan favorite, the three-row family hauler makes room for seven or eight passengers with an arsenal of engine options and a long list of standard amenities. Good news for families - the 2017 Toyota Highlander is more attractive, more powerful and more efficient than ever. Take a closer look at the changes to this Toyota favorite in a 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Toyota Highlander comparison.
Complete with a revamped style and power-packed new engine, the 2017 Toyota Highlander promises to check all the boxes and improve on the stellar reputation of its predecessor. The Toyota Highlander model lineup adds a sport-tuned Highlander SE trim level to its repertoire that now features Highlander LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum trim levels. A bold new front end highlights the changes to the Toyota Highlander and each trim employs a distinct accent and finish. All Toyota Highlander models promise improved safety ratings with the addition of standard Toyota Safety Sense collision-prevention technology.
|2017 Toyota Highlander||VS||2016 Toyota Highlander|
|D4-S Injection 3.5-Liter V-6||Engine||3.5-Liter V-6|
|Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic||Transmission||6-Speed Automatic|
|295 Horsepower/263 Pound-Feet||Horsepower/Torque||270 Horsepower/248 Pound-Feet|
|20 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy||Fuel Economy||19 MPG City/25 MPG Hwy|
An element that sets the Toyota Highlander apart from the competition is an arsenal of three engine options for car shoppers to choose from. Choose from a stock four-cylinder engine, a new and improved six-cylinder powermill and fuel-efficient hybrid when you opt for the 2017 Toyota Highlander at J. Pauley Toyota. Take a closer look at how the revamped Highlander improves performance in this 2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Toyota Highlander comparison.
Base Toyota Highlander editions still feature a 185-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that will provide plenty of thrills on the road and efficient fuel economy at the pump. The highlight of the 2017 Toyota Highlander design is the addition of a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that employs Toyota D4-S direct and port fuel injection. These elements allow the revamped Toyota Highlander to make 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque - a significant improvement over its predecessor.
With a new engine under the hood that is married to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 Toyota Highlander not only amplifies power, it improves fuel-economy ratings. New editions equipped with the Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission will make 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive. An available Stop and Start Engine System will further amplify fuel economy for V-6-powered Highlander models.
At the head of the Toyota Highlander class is the frugal and power-packed 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Equipped with the modified 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a high-torque electric motor, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid will manufacture an explosive 306 horsepower. When the Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives, you can expect it to produce 30 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.