The current Toyota Highlander was first introduced to the market in 2000. Since then, it has come across three generations. Toyota is going to introduce the fourth generation of this model, which will be a redesigned version of the current Highlander, but with a hybrid engine for the next year with the name 2017 Toyota highlander hybrid. This model will be an ideal option for those who have been expecting a hybrid variant of the Highlander. Seems like, the class competitors cars should be Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and Nissan Pathfinder. With the existing models, the new hybrid variant comes with trim levels, such as LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum.
New Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2017 Changes
The external look of the 2017 Highlander Hybrid will be similar to that of its non-hybrid counterpart. However, the front fascia has a redesigned Silver covered finished grille and a bumper. In addition, all headlamps, with daytime running lights, and fog lamps will be designed with the LED expertise to offer a luxurious and front look to the vehicle.
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Around back, the new vehicle will have a redesigned bumper and LED tail lamps, similar to those of the front end.
Furthermore, new Highlander SUV model comes with a set of Chromtec alloy wheels with the diameter of 19 inches. Regarding body colors, the new hybrid variant comes with three new external colors, such as Celestial Silver Metallic, Walnut Pearl and Salsa Red Pearl, in addition to nine available colors.
The all-new 2017 Toyota highlander hybrid dimensions of all trims are same: 191.1″ (L) x 75.8″ (W) x 68.1″ (H), with the length of the wheelbase as 109.8 inches and ground clearance as 8.0 inches. Finally, highlander Towing capacity is 3,500 lb / 1587.6 kg.
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Interior
Similar to exterior, the interior of the next generation Toyota Highlander Hybrid will have the same features as those of its non-hybrid counterpart. However, there may be some minor tweaks to differentiate it from the non-hybrid models. Therefore, the cabin will be designed to accommodate eight people comfortably and the higher end models will be offered with heated and aerated seats in the front. The base model comes with a new generation touch-screen size of 6.1 inches. In addition, the luxurious Limited model will be offered with a bigger eight-inch touch-screen color exhibit.
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Some of the standard equipment features available with the new model Highlander Hybrid include Entune acoustic system with music. Furthermore, there are Bluetooth streaming, incorporated backup camera, and hill-start support control. Also, it comes outfitted with the Star Safety System that includes:
Vehicle solidity Control.
Smart Stop Technology.
Electronic Brake-force distribution.
Anti-lock Braking System.
All-new Toyota highlander hybrid 2017 interior
Some of the 2017 Toyota highlander hybrid equipment features include:
Premium acoustic system.
Entune Audio Plus system.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Blu-ray DVD backseat amusement system.
Incorporated navigation system.
Chromtec roof rails.
Power lift gate.
Tri-zone automatic temperature control.
Finally, the cabin comes with the passenger volume of 144.9 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 84 cubic feet.
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The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes equipped with a traditional V6 gasoline power plant with the displacement of 3.5 liters, which will be combines with a loft-torque electric motor. As a result, this combination offers the new vehicle the combine power output of 280 horsepower and a combined torque of 215 lbs per foot. Therefore, the vehicle will offer the combined mileage about 28 mpg, 8.6 l/100km / 27.3 mpg in city, 8.5 l/100km / 27.7 mpg.
2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Engine
|3.5 Litre/6-cylinder engine(V6)/Synergy Drive
|| 215 lb-ft
||28 / 27.3 / 27.7
|| Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
Date of release and price
The new Toyota Hybrid SUV will be available for sale during the concluding part of 2016. The new Toyota highlander hybrid 2017 price should start from $ 36,000(msrp) for LE, $ 3,000 more for XLE and $ 8,000 more for luxury Limited trim. Finally, there is no data about price for the Platinum trim.
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