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Know the latest information about the redesigned Toyota Highlander that is tagged as today's great minivan alternative. This CUV has a wide range of powertrains, refined interior and exterior elements, and easy third-row access, with functional features and a hint of rugged cues - giving you that "crossover appeal" you've always wanted.
Since Toyota has rolled out a couple of minor upgrades for this model, car enthusiasts and SUV experts anticipate that the 2016 Toyota Highlander ought to take the top sale position in its segment. This series of CUVs has already gained a good reputation because of its high-end features, classy look and remarkable performance.
This third generation minivan alternative highlights minor yet noticeable redesigns, spacious cabins, innovative safety features, easy-access and comfortable passenger seats, and even new quality upholstering materials on the dashboard, steering lining and cabin surface.
Hence, a few sophisticated components, which were not included in its forerunner, have been showcased in this model. These advancements have made Toyota Highlander as one of the top contenders among family-friendly crossover SUVs, especially with its wide range of powertrains, four model grades, functional features and standard towing package on all V6 types.
Taking the lead among three-row midsize crossovers, this vehicle shows off its more elegant outline, improved general execution, better engine line, newer technology and of course, its futuristic design.
Giving everyone a premium feel to make the most out of each trip, this Highlander Hybrid takes pride of its standard and optional features that have been suitably upgraded for its optimum performance, exquisite style and extreme comfort.
If you like to travel with style, the latest Toyota Highlander model is certainly for you. Now, who says you can't have the best of both worlds? Needless to say, this seems achievable, especially this 2016 Highlander Hybrid provides you with a great combination of classic and modern hybrid, adding up to its aggressive appearance.
It has 18-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, ample storage compartments including a massive roll-top center console, windshield wiper de-icer and a sharper grille available in different colors and styles.
Its overall body shape has been fashioned to project a more muscular feel from its contemporary exterior design, tapered, rectangular and automatic high beam headlights and taillights, aerodynamic lines to its fresher look yet bolder masculine character.
Power and Performance:
As this redesigned Toyota Highlander model puts emphasis on safety, comfort, economy and reliability, driving a family crossover guarantees that its all-wheel drive intelligence capability, dynamic torque and vehicle stability controls can get the vehicle withstand slippery weather, blizzard and the occasional muddy trail without any fuss. Hence, when on normal cruising conditions, this hybrid engages front-wheel drive - reducing fuel consumption while remaining stable and quiet even on light off-road adventures.
It has a sophisticated and high-speed interactive management system and an electric power steering system that aids in enhancing performance, handling and safety. Its base type houses a 3.5 Litre, 6-cylinder, DOHC, 24-Valve, Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) engine that produces 280 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque plateau. Fuel consumption rating is at 12.5 and 9.3 L/100km in city and highway driving respectively.
Interiors and Special Features:
The 2016 Toyota Highlander has cozy and quality seats, easy-to-use controls, including knobs for the main radio functions, well-refined cabins, driver-focused button, edges and gauges, centralized multimedia screen, as well as a huge center console - all these niceties without compromising the modern feel.
Toyota Highlander can accommodate up to eight passengers when equipped with the available second-row bench seat. Its base model comes with a rearview camera, USB port, Toyota Entune smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth and premium cloth. Thus, heated steering wheel, power tailgate, three-zone climate control, panoramic glass roof, HD digital entertainment, 8-inch touch screen, navigation, "Driver Easy Speak" system and more are upgraded options for better driving satisfaction.
The 2016 Highlander has achieved a five-star NHTSA crash test rating and an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating. Rearview camera and hill-start assist come standard while rain sensing wipers, lane-departure and pre-collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors and other collision prevention technologies remain optional.
Available with 4-cylinder engine, V6 or hybrid V6 powertrains, and ascended through LE, XLE and Limited models, Toyota Highlander impresses everyone whenever it rules the road. Being tagged as an ideal family utility vehicle, this minivan assures you and your loved ones with a fun and comfortable ride, value for money and the best deal for your everyday commuting needs.