Toyota Highlander Review
If you're a Danvers, Peabody, or Salem resident with a big family-or an equally large thirst for adventure-then only an SUV will do. And the Toyota Highlander will always make for a great choice. To show you why, our team at Ira Toyota of Danvers has put together this detailed 2017 Toyota Highlander review.
2017 Highlander: Space & Comfort
To keep your entire family satisfied during those long drives, your SUV needs plenty of room for everyone to stretch. With 144.9 cubic feet of passenger space total, the 2017 Toyota Highlander seems to. You'll also have 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row.
Up front, drivers need their own comfort. Fortunately, you'll have 40.7 inches of headroom and 44.2 inches of legroom along with plenty of amenities. Remote keyless entry will make getting your car started a breeze, while the six-way adjustable driver's seat adds an extra touch of comfort.
You'll then have plenty of entertainment features to keep you occupied with the Entune™ audio suite. Connect mobile devices using various outlets to make hands-free calls with Bluetooth® or send hands-free texts using Siri® Eyes Free. You can also access your music this way, too. It'll sound great over the six-speaker audio system.
Toyota Highlander: Performance Specs
What's more important to you in an engine: power or efficiency? In the 2017 Toyota Highlander, you won't have to choose between the two as it does a good job of incorporating both.
The standard 2.7L four-cylinder engine has been enhanced with variable valve timing with intelligence, which streamlines power flow for more efficient use. Thanks to this, the Highlander can maintain 24 MPG highway and 20 MPG city1. Nevertheless, it still produces 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.
The Highlander also comes with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence. This transmission features sequential shift and snow modes for smoother shifts on rough terrain.
2017 Toyota Highlander Safety Commendations
Above all else, you're going to be looking for an SUV that goes the extra mile in protecting your family. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) both seem to think that it does.
The Toyota Highlander has been granted both a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA as well as a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the IIHS.
These awards are likely earned through a combination of the vehicle's standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P and Star Safety System™ suites. The first offers intelligent, road-monitoring safety features, while the second includes tech that can greatly improve handling.
Learn More About the 2017 Toyota Highlander
With all its great performance specs, safety features, and interior amenities, the 2017 Toyota Highlander has become a favorite of the team at Ira Toyota of Danvers. We have plenty in stock right now, and we're more than happy to help Danvers, Peabody, and Salem drivers get better acquainted with this superb Toyota vehicle. Contact us today to learn more about this well-rounded SUV!
1 2017 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.