2017 Toyota Highlander Review

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Whether you’re planning a family trip beyond the Doral, Kendall, and Westchester areas, or you simply need a larger vehicle to accommodate a growing family, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is one of the better options available. If you’re in the market for a new SUV, you may want to consider this vehicle. But if you’re on the fence, don’t worry; we’ll supply you with some important information so you can accurately determine if this vehicle can deliver what you need.

At Doral Toyota, our experts delved into the 2017 Toyota Highlander to provide our drivers with a clear view of the vehicle and its features. We’ll take a look at the vehicle’s power and performance, interior space and features, and safety features. This review will allow you to decide if the 2017 Toyota Highlander is a good fit for you.

2017 Toyota Highlander: Power & Performance

Toyota Highlander The Toyota Highlander comes standard with a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine that’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine can deliver 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque while getting an EPA-estimated 20/24 city/highway MPG.* If you’re looking for more power, you can upgrade to the 3.5L V6, which delivers 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. The Toyota Highlander also offers a hybrid engine.

Interior Space & Features

This full-size SUV features 144.9 cubic feet of space for the eight passengers that it can carry on three rows of cloth-appointed seating. Front passengers get the most room with 40.7 inches of headroom and 44.2 inches of legroom. In terms of cargo, the Toyota Highlander offers 13.8 cubic feet behind the third row, which increases to 83.7 cubic feet if you fold the second and third rows down.

As far as the amenities go, the Toyota Highlander offers a great deal of impressive features. The 6.1-inch Entune™ screen provides easy access to the AM/FM radio, the MP3-capable CD player, and the USB/auxiliary inputs. But the Toyota Highlander also features advanced voice recognition, allowing you to use your voice to make phone calls or select your preferred audio entertainment to play through the vehicle’s 6-speaker sound system.

Safety Features

Toyota Highlander Interior This SUV features Enhanced Vehicle Stability Assist™ and Traction Control, which provide extra control while driving on slippery roads. They utilize brake pressure to prevent a further loss of traction. These systems also reduce the engine speed to help keep the vehicle on its current path.

The Toyota Highlander also comes with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which features a variety of driver-assisting technology. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control comes in handy during highway driving by letting you set a distance from the vehicle ahead, as well as speed. The Pre-Collision System uses front sensors to detect a possible collision based on your speed and distance from the object ahead of you.

Learn More About the 2017 Toyota Highlander

Our team at Doral Toyota hopes that you found this review of the 2017 Toyota Highlander helpful. But if you still need more information to go by, you can always stop in and see us while getting a closer look at this impressive SUV. Maybe you can even get behind the wheel and go for a drive.

Contact us at Doral Toyota to schedule your test drive. We’re always happy to help our drivers in the Doral, Kendall, and Westchester areas learn more about the vehicles they’re interested in.


*2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.


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