Rumors hold this new 2018 Toyota Highlander is going to be a harsh weather and fuel economical vehicle. There is also talk of it hosting a sturdy and gaudy appearance. The former Highlanders have experienced numerous changes to enhance its overall performance and look. Over the years, this model has been the go-to vehicle for countless families. The word that this high-end SUV is going to get another upgrade.
Adding to that, it is also expected to come at an affordable price. Henceforth this new Highlander is definitely a model to wait for.
2018 Toyota Highlander Engine Specifications
This latest Highlander will come loaded with power under its hood. Its automakers could market 2 engine options for their new model.
The first engine option is a 2.7-liter V6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The expected power-yield will be around 270 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Expect a top speed 135 mph. The rate of acceleration from 0-60 mph will be around 8 seconds.
However, this engine is still in its development stage, and there could be the possibility of a power 3.5-liter V6 engine in its higher trims.
Users will also get a Toyota (S&S) Stop and Start engine controlling system which allows a one-touch start and allows fuel saving.
2018 Toyota Highlander Design
The cabin will offer plenty of space, both in the form of legroom and cargo accommodation. The seat will have a 60/40 split with the back seats which easily fold and recline. Also, panoramic moonroof may be available as an option.
For entertainment backseats will have 9 inches Blu-ray disc entertainment system along with RCA jack, a couple of wireless headphones remote operated.
Top quality leather upholstery components will be seen all throughout the cabin of 2018 Toyota Highlander. The frontal seats are adjustable and also will have more space. An updated dashboard integrated with 8-inch touchscreen, 360 rear-view camera, satellite radio, weather update and sound system controls will be seen.
Also, lane parking assist, tire pressure systems and TSS-P Standard Toyota Safety Sense installed with pedestrian detection and pre-collision will be seen.
This new 2018 Toyota Highlander will come with an elegantly designed bumper, newly styled grille having attractive LED eyes. There will be some significant airways in the grille for engine cooling. Fog lights will have a new appearance. The upper portion of the grille will have the brand insignia. All these aspects will present the new Highlander with a robust and muscular look.
The top of the new model will have a chrome rooftop keeping in line with the conventional Highlander concept. Plus to make the vehicle maneuver through rough terrains without strain, it will have 19-inch wheels aluminum alloy rims.
As for its back end, this new Toyota Highlander 2018 will also see sleek taillights, indicators and also fog lights. Some sharp and muscular curves and lines will make the back side of the model look equally impressive as its fascia.
2018 Toyota Highlander Price, Date, and Competition
2018 Toyota Highlander will hit showrooms worldwide either in the last part of 2017 or early 2018. Its prices are expected to start from $31,000.