2016 Toyota Highlander – changes, hybrid, price, release

May 6, 2015

2016 Toyota Highlander is a middle-size crossover. This time we can expect better engine line, newer technology, futuristic design and high safety ride.


2016 Toyota Highlander Changes

2016 Toyota Highlander will receive renovation like reshaping the wings, restructuring the back surface and new headlights will be fitted. The exterior of the car will be made of be strong material to enable the car withstand any kind of damages. Base trim comes with automatic LED headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and heated exterior mirrors. A four wheel drive mode will be used so as to boost the general performance of the car.

Inside some modifications include the installation of gadgets such as rear cross traffics, telescoping steering wheel and 6.1 inch touchscreen. Also Bluetooth connectivity, pre-collision system, automatic cruise control, anti-lock brake system, electric steering, blind spot monitoring, USB port and a HD radio with 6-speaker and voice activated control sound system. Its cabin will be more spacious and more luxurious.


2016 Toyota Highlander hybrid Engine

2016 Toyota Highlander will be powered using two engine options which are; the 3.5 liter V-6 engine and the 2.7 liter 4-cylinder engine. These two engines will be connected to a 6 speed automatic transmission. The 2.7 liter 4 cylinder powertrain will generate a horsepower of 185 while the 3.5 liter engine will produce a power output of 270. The fuel economy is estimated to be 20 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon in highways. This car also gets a powerful electric battery and four wheel drive mechanism qualities which boosts it overall performance. Second engine available for 2016 Toyota Highlander is a 3.5-liter V6 with 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Transmission is the same, while customers can choose between front- and all-wheel drive. With FWD and this engine 2016 Toyota Highlander is capable to deliver 19/25/21 mpg, while with AWD it delivers a mile less per segment.


2016 Toyota Highlander Price and Release Date

2016 Toyota Highlander even for the base version you will need almost $30,000, while Limited model with V6 unit and AWD costs around $41,500. Hybrid is priced at $47,500, but it does come away with best fuel efficiency after all also, have in mind that hybrid offers 10 hp more than the standard V6 powered model. The car will be available in the course of 2,015 years and its main competitors on the market will be in 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe , Chevrolet Trailblazer , GMC Acadia and Honda Pilot.

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