2018 Toyota Highlander Design, Cost, Review

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is a luxurious familiar car featuring an excellent SUV design. It will adopt some few changes on its exterior and interior though it is expected to feature a more advanced powertrain with enhanced fuel efficiency.

2018 Toyota Highlander front

2018 Toyota Highlander Exterior and Interior

The car will adopt a conventional hard body structure is made from steel and aluminum to help in cutting down its overall weight hence enhance its aerodynamic power. The body will feature a stylish design adopting a new grille and 5-door structure. The grill will be divided into five sections with the top one bearing the Toyota logo. The rear and front bumpers will adopt and excellent layout. Both the headlights and the rear indicators will adopt LED technology while the bonnet will adopt upraised margins on the lateral sides. The new Toyota Highlander will run on 18-inch alloy wheels.

2018 Toyota Highlander the interior design will feature luxurious and comfortable cabin which will be spacious, thanks to the electrically adjustable seats. The seats will be heated and will feature high-quality material upholstering which is also adopted by the steering wheel. There will be an electrical parking brake which is offered as standard for this model. 2018 Toyota Highlander the dashboard will adopt the latest infotainment system featuring HD display screen. You should expect a premium 6-speaker audio system featuring satellite radio, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic climate control, Wi-Fi connectivity, air conditioner and others. There are also google maps for enhanced navigation experience. Among the safety features include radar cruise control, rearview camera, hill assist system and a total of eight airbags.

2018 Toyota Highlander rear

2018 Toyota Highlander Performance

Under the hood, the 2018 Toyota Highlander will be powered by two engine options. The base engine will be a 3.5 litre 16-Valve DOHC V-6 engine which will be coupled to 6-speed automatic transmission that will send power to its front wheels. 2018 Toyota Highlander this high-performance engine is expected to generate up to 270 horsepower at 248 lb-ft of torque. The engine is capable of attaining an acceleration of 60 miles per hour from rest in just 8.7 seconds. The maximum speed is 180 kilometre per hour and it is expected to deliver an enhanced fuel efficiency of around 24 miles per gallon for city drives and 28 mph for highway drives, this translates to a total of 26 mph combined fuel mileage. 2018 Toyota Highlander the second possible engine will be a 2.7 litre DOHC V-6 four cylinder engine which is capable of delivering a power output of 200 horsepower at 180 lb-ft of torque. Its acceleration is rated at 60 mph in 10.3 seconds. Both the engines will feature reduced carbon emission though there is still no clear information whether the automaker will include a third hybrid powertrain for the 2018 Toyota Highlander.

2018 Toyota Highlander interior

2018 Toyota Highlander Price and Release Date

There is still no clear information concerning the release date for the 2018 Toyota Highlander. However, there are high chances that it will hit the auto market either in the last quarter of next year or at the beginning of 2018. The base price will range somewhere around $44,000.

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