The 2017 Toyota Highlander | Lancaster Toyota
More is more, and that’s a good thing
The mantra Toyota has stuck to in announcing its 2017 Highlander is that it starts off “The Year of More.” Promising more horsepower, more efficiency, more standard and available features, more models to choose from, and more safety, the new Highlander seems to be the perfect choice to lead the charge. By giving customers more of everything, Toyota is only providing more reasons and more incentive for people to buy the 2017 Highlander, which almost certainly will result in more sales.
SE-ing the difference
New for the 2017 model year is the Highlander SE trim, which joins the LE, LE Plus, XLE, Limited, and Limited Platinum. As with all other models, the 2017 Highlander SE will be available in FWD or AWD, but the SE will be offered with exclusive features. This includes the following:
- Trim-specific dark paint treatment for front grille, housings, and roof rails
- Unique 19-inch wheels
- Specially-tuned front and rear suspension
- Black leather-trimmed seats with silver accent stitching and pattern inserts
- Exclusive Salsa Red Pearl exterior color
A more efficient, more powerful engine
One of the foremost additions for the 2017 Toyota Highlander is the inclusion of the all-new 3.5-liter D-4S Injection V6, which produces 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft, or 25 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque more than the 2016 Highlander V6. Mated to a new Direct Shift – 8AT eight-speed automatic transmission, the new V6 will enable to Highlander to achieve 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, up 2 mpg city and 3 mpg highway from the 2016 model.