2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review, Price

Since the production of the first of its kind over a decade
ago, the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has grown to become one
of the best-selling mid-size SUV by Toyota. The 2017 Hybrid
will be offered in three models namely the Hybrid LE, Hybrid
XLE and the Hybrid Limited. All will have major similarities
with custom features in the latter two. Here is what to expect
from this magnificent mid-size SUV.

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid - front

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Exterior Expectations and
Luxurious Interior Design

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid features a completely new
body look which gives it an edge over most of the competitors
in its category. From the front, it comes with a new design
front grille. And a pair of LED headlights with Daytime Running
Lights (DRL). This gives it an aggressive and equally
attractive look.

From the side, this four-door, hatchback machine measures 191
in long, 75 in wide and 68 in high and weighs just 4134 lbs. It
will come as a front wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle that will
ride on 19’multi-spoke alloy wheels. The Limited model will
have a 5 spoke dark chrome alloy wheels.

From the rear, the Highlander comes with a set of LED rear
lights and a huge attractive rear bumper. It also comes with a
power tilt/slide moonroof that comes with sunshade and jam
protection.

Interior:

The 2017 Highlander Hybrid may look appealing from the outside.
But the interior features are equally impressive. It comes with
a spacious all leather interior with enough space to
accommodate 7-8 passengers including up to 15 cubic feet cargo
space. The cargo space can double up with the third-row seats
folded down.

The interior is built with silencing insulation materials that
make the cabin very quiet and comfortable. On the dash-board,
it comes with a 4.2 in LCD screen and an array of noticeable
controls and buttons. It also offers up to five USB ports with
two in the rear to keep everyone entertained. It also comes
with automatic climate control, excellent display and driver’s
voice amplification.

The safety features on the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
include Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control
(TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Also, the  Driver
and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, Blind Spot Monitor
(BSM) and Rear parking assist sonar.

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid - interior

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Powerful Engine and
Performance

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes with two engine
options, a DOHC 16-valve, 2.7-liter engine with 184 lb·ft of
torque a. And capable of emitting up to 185 hp, and a DOHC
24-valve 3.5-liter V6 engine with 215 lb·ft of torque capable
of an output of 295 hp. The earlier comes with a 6-speed
automatic transmission whereas the latter comes with an 8-speed
auto/manual transmission.

With Sport-tuned independent MacPherson strut front suspension,
the Highlander has impressive handling. And control making the
drive comfortable even on rough terrain. With Ultra Low
Emission Vehicle II (ULEV II) technology, the Toyota Highlander
Hybrid 2017 offers the best fuel consumption options for an
SUV. Also, it will only consume between 28-30 mpg in the city
and 20-24 mpg on the highway. It will be capable of 0-60 mph in
just 7 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 115 mph. It
also offers towing capabilities and can tow up to 5000 lbs of
towing cargo.

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid - rear

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Expected Date of Arrival
and Price

It is anticipated that the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will
hit dealerships in the last quarter of 2016, probably in
November or December. Also, the price tag will differ on the
three Hybrid models with the Hybrid LE costing around $37,210,
the Hybrid XLE $42,270 and the Hybrid Limited $48,820.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is undoubtedly an SUV vehicle
to look out for. With the complete make-over on its exterior
and an enhanced performance. In conclusion, it will be capable
of competing fairly with other rival competitors like the
Mazda CX-9 and the Hyundai Santa Fe.