2016 Toyota Highlander – Review, Release, Changes, Price, Hybrid

One of the best three-row sport utility vehicles is almost ready to hit the market. This time we are talking about new 2016 Toyota Highlander.

Improvements and exterior design

Toyota’s engineers have improved and upgraded the new 2016 Toyota Highlander in order to be more appealing to the costumers and to stay ahead with its main rival – Honda Pilot. With its redesign, modern technology and better fuel efficiency, we believe that it will be one of the best selling in its class. Because of the space inside, and nice design, it will most likely draw the attention of families. When it comes to exterior design, new Highlander will keep its recognizable look. It has undergone its major facelift two years ago, so there was no need for some big changes. However, new model will be sleeker and more stylish. The front fascia will get refreshed grille and headlamps equipped with excellent LED technology. The rear end of the vehicle is expected to be slightly refreshed as well. The whole body will be elegant, handsome and perfectly proportioned.

2016 Toyota Highlander side

2016 Toyota Highlander interior and technology

The interior of 2016 Toyota Highlander will be very spacious, comfortable and luxurious. Like we’ve already said it will have three rows of seats which will be upholstered in high quality leather. The cabin will be quieter than before and very pleasant. As for the equipment, it will come standard with an eight-inch screen display, air conditioning, USB, Bluetooth, audio system etc. As for the safety, it will get Blind Spot Monitor, a rearview camera, Rear Cross- Traffic Alert and so on.

2016 Toyota Highlander cabin

Engine and horsepower

2016 Toyota Highlander will be power with several types of engine. The base is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. It will be able to produce 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The second option is a 3.5-liter V6. This engine will make 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It will also appear with hybrid engine. It will be 3.5-liter V6 combined with three electric motors. This one will be able to deliver 280 horsepower. Hybrid version will be mated to CVT.

2016 Toyota Highlander rear

Release date and price

2016 Toyota Highlander should go on sale in late 2015 or in the beginning of 2016. Speaking of the price, it should start at $30,000 and it will go up to $45,000.

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