2016 Toyota Highlander Release Date, Price

Toyota Highlander is one of the best SUV out there. It has an attractive exterior and interior, and it’s spacious enough to be used as a family car. And above all, it has a better engine performance and an attractive fuel economy. The car is in high demand, and Toyota is keen to keep a continuous supply. This is one of the reasons for 2016 Toyota Highlander. The Japanese automobile manufacturer is planning to step up the new car with a modern design, top-notch technology and a high-performance power train.

2016 Toyota Highlander front view

2016 Toyota Highlander – Exterior and Interior Design

The SUV exterior will be modified to take an aggressive and sporty look. The front side will be glazed by a new, stylish grill to give the car a modern feel. This part will be bigger and will take a color that is different from the predecessor. Headlamps and tail lights will also be modified, and are expected to feature the LED and xenon technology. Side mirrors have not be left behind as they will be redesigned to take a different shape.

There will be the use of less-density carbon and aluminum fiber. This means that 2016 Toyota Highlander will be lighter than the outgoing model. Toyota is expected to introduce new technology colors which are resistant to moisture and scratches. A new set of rims will be available, together with hard MRF tires. The SUV will be able to travel on all kinds of terrains with these tires.

2016 Toyota Highlander SUV interior will be spacious enough to fit 8 passengers. The seats will be adjustable and will feature high quality leather. The dashboard will be equipped with a whole lot of technological, convenience and safety features. Some of the features include infotainment system, 8-inch screen display, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite navigation, USB ports, air conditioning system, secret locks, dual climate control system and satellite radio.

Other features expected in the cabin include: ergonomic steering wheel, efficient breaking system, cruise control system, lane departure warning system, automatic gearbox, tracker system, airbags, rear camera and internet access.

2016 Toyota Highlander interior

2016 Toyota Highlander – Engine and Performance

The new Toyota Highlander SUV will come with two engine options. There will be a 2.7-L 4-Cylinder, which is capable of producing 185 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. The other one will be a 3.5-L V6, and has a capacity of 270 hp and 290 lb-ft. The two engines will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission for a 4 wheel drive, and give a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

2016 Toyota Highlander will achieve a fuel consumption of 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The engines will be eco-friendly, which means that emissions will be reduced significantly in this new model.

Competition:

The new Toyota mid-size SUV will face rivalry from Honda Pilot, Ford Edge, Honda CR-V, Odyssey EX, Mitsubishi Outlander, Lexus GX Premium, GMC Terrain, Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ.

2016 Toyota Highlander side view

2016 Toyota Highlander – Price and Release Date

Price will range between $29,990 and $44,490. There will be about 11 configurations of the new Highlander, and each will carry its own price tag. It will be available by the end of 2015 or early 2016.

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