2017 Toyota Highlander Columbus IN
What is it about a midsize SUV that holds so much appeal? With so many benefits, it can be difficult to point to just one as models like the 2017 Toyota Highlander in Columbus IN are capable, versatile and offer all of the latest features to keep you and your family entertained and safe. This model can seat up to eight, rides high for an improved sense of reliability and benefits from the engineering and design for which Toyota is well-known. Essentially, you can’t go wrong with a Toyota Highlander in your life.
Within its segment, the Toyota Highlander continues to be a top pick both according to journalists and owners. It earns high praise for the optional 3.5-liter V6 engine that is upgraded for 2017 and gives the Highlander a boost of energy, the feeling of composure and confidence it provides for on-road handling and its comfortable and quality interior. An available eight-speed is also new for the V6 Highlander options, providing the model with more fuel economy than ever despite the potent engine.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander is available with two engine options. For those looking for optimal efficiency, the base engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder that delivers 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, but the 295 horsepower V6 is a top choice for many seeking a capable midsize SUV.
Maybe you’re interested in the Highlander because of the 158.7 cubic feet of total cabin space, and we don’t blame you. That’s plenty of room to seat up to eight, while leaving 13.8 cubic feet behind the third row. Total cargo space with the second row folded flat amounts to an impressive 83.7 cubic feet.
One thing to watch for is the standard Toyota Safety Sense P system, which is a host of driver assistance features including the pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and autonomous emergency braking, lane departure alert, steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control and automatic high beams.
The versatile 2017 Toyota Highlander
When you think of the family vehicle, what image comes to mind? If it isn’t the 2017 Toyota Highlander, you may want to reimagine its versatility and how it can fit into your life. Consider this: a model that can seat up to eight, has plenty of cargo space and is well-fitted to handle an outdoor lifestyle. The new combination of an updated V6 and efficient eight-speed automatic makes the model more efficient than ever. We aren’t bluffing either, fuel economy for AWD options is now at an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway, compared to 18/24 for the 2016 model. This is almost identical to what you see in the Toyota Sienna, which would be your classic minivan option.
So if the Toyota Highlander can offer you the benefits of traditional family-friendly options, but with the added reassurance of optional all-wheel drive, what about towing? When properly equipped, the new 2017 Toyota Highlander V6 models can tow up to 5,000 pounds. A towing package comes standard, so the option is there whether you’re going to take it straight from the dealership to towing your boat, or you decide you want a trailer a few years from now.
There are a total of four grades for the 2017 Toyota Highlander: LE, LE Plus, XLE and SE. Stop By Carver Toyota to learn more about standard and available features and to get behind the wheel of this exciting midsize SUV.