2017 Toyota Highlander also known as the Toyota Kluger is a medium-sized crossover SUV produced by Toyota. The new 2017 Highlander is built on the platform of the Toyota Camry. Toyota Highlander is a popular midsize crossover SUV with three rows of seats and room for up to 8 passengers. Continuing from last year, the Highlander LE, LE Plus, XLE, Toyota Highlander Limited and Limited Platinum trim levels return for 2017. The sporty 2017 Highlander SE version debut for 2017, and the Highlander Hybrid lineup expanded after 2017 Toyota Highlander LE included and 2017 Toyota Highlander XLE trim in addition to the Limited and Limited Platinum.
In addition to expanding the number of available USB ports on board the 2017 Highlander, Toyota increased the surround view camera system standard comes to the Limited Platinum. Now equipped with Perimeter Scan technology, the system uses the four cameras for a vivid, clear, 360-degree view of the area to supply the SUVs.
2017 Toyota Highlander Interior
American Toyota increased USB port for 2017 Highlander’s count to five. Also, the 2017 Highlander Limited and 2017 Highlander Limited Platinum trim levels can be ordered with the 2nd-row bench instead of chairs the standard captain’s and a rich new brown leather color is available. Choose the SE trim and refresh Highlander SUV comes only with black leather seats with exposed silver stitching and seat inserts, a black dashboard trim insert and tray, and a black door panel insert.
2017 Toyota Highlander Exterior
The main way the 2017 Highlander identify designed by its new upper and lower grille treatment, new front bumper and revised headlights. Around back, installed new lights, and the top trim levels have a new chrome trim. For the new 2017 Highlander SE, Toyota finished grille in the dark paint and install unique 19-in. aluminum wheels. New colors also their first game of 2017, including Celestial Silver, Roasted Walnut, and Salsa Red, the latter only available for the Highlander SE.
2017 Toyota Highlander Engine
Toyota continues to offer three different powertrains for the Highlander. The base LE version with the front-wheel drive back with the same 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Expect this engine 185 horsepower, making the same as in 2016.
Every other version of the 2017 Highlander is equipped with a new direct-injection, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and a new Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission. Toyota also plans to install this engine in the 2017 Sienna minivan, and while the company official power ratings for this engine in advance of debut Highlander’s at the 2016 New York Auto Show has to announce it promised more horsepower and better fuel economy than the outgoing 3.5-liter V-6. Automatic engine start / stop technology is included with this engine.
Highlander Hybrid models will use the new engine, albeit with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) rather than the new 8-speed automatic. The engineers also have some time to improve the Highlander’s driving characteristics. Tighter suspension tuning intends to improve the handling.
2017 Toyota Highlander Security
In order to capitalize on structural upgrades the 2016 Highlander’s, which is a “Top Safety Pick” crash test rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Toyota will make its security Sense suite of technologies produce standard equipment for all 2017 Highlanders, which should allow all trim levels to meet stringent “Top Safety Pick +” standards.
Toyota Safety Sense includes custom cruise control, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, braking automatic emergency lane-departure warning, and automatic high-beam headlights. In addition, Toyota now includes his blind-spot warning system as standard equipment for the XLE, 2017 Toyota Highlander SE, Limited, and 2017 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum.