As one of the first midsize crossovers to be sold in America, it’s no surprise the Toyota Highlander continues to be one of the most popular options in the segment. Thanks to its car-based unibody design, the Highlander is more dynamic and efficient than other models in its class. And, year after year, Toyota continues to offer improvements to the Highlander, meaning the 2017 Toyota Highlander in Vacaville, CA is the most advanced model to date.
For 2017, the Toyota Highlander offers several enhancements, including a new 3.5-liter V6 engine and a new direct shift eight-speed automatic transmission, which combine to offer more power, improved efficiency, and a better overall driving experience. The 2017 Highlander also features a slightly redesigned exterior and a number of new interior elements. Interested drivers can learn more about the new Toyota Highlander before scheduling a test drive at Toyota Vacaville.
The 2017 Highlander has received an updated exterior design, complete with changes to the upper and lower front grille and unique grille finishes for each trim. Drivers can also choose from three new colors: Celestial Silver Metallic, Toasted Walnut Pearl, and Salsa Red Pearl (SE only).
New 3.5L V6 Engine
The Highlander’s new available 3.5-liter direct injection V6 engine produces more horsepower and offers better fuel economy than previous Highlander models. The new engine is also equipped with a new Stop and Start Engine System.
Highlander SE Trim
New for 2017, the Highlander will offer a sporty SE model. The Highlander SE features unique 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, dark paint treatment on front grille, and black leather-trimmed seats with silver stitching.
A look inside the 2017 Toyota Highlander
Now that you have a better idea of the 2017 Highlander’s redesigned exterior elements and updated mechanical components, let’s take a look at what to expect from the new Highlander interior. Shoppers can opt for a new brown leather interior, which is available on the Highlander Limited Platinum, as well as second-row captain’s chairs, which are available on the premium Limited and Limited Platinum grades. The 2017 Highlander also adds four USB ports for a total of five, giving riders the ability to charge more devices at a time. In terms of safety, the 2017 Toyota Highlander offers Toyota Safety Sense P, which includes: