2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to be Offered in Four Trim Levels

Posted Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 by nhtwpprod

As popular as the Toyota Highlander hybrid already is, every Los Angeles Toyota dealer is about to get even busier. As if two trim level weren’t enough, Toyota is maxing it out by offering four trim levels. And that’s not all. There are a whole lot of new options that Toyota lovers are going to enjoy. In fact, this hybrid might even draw in some people who didn’t know they were going to love Toyotas so much. The 2017 models are in the works now, and they are about to bring this already immensely popular hybrid to a whole new level.

Power Upgrade

The non-hybrid models won’t be as powerful as the hybrid models, but there is a rumor of them having even better gas mileage than before. The non-hybrid models will feature a V-6 with an 8 speed automatic transmission. Of course, buyers will also have the option of choosing front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Front wheel drive models will come with a 2.7 liter 4 cylinder engine that offers a 6 speed automatic transmission. The hybrid model comes standard with a 3.5 liter V-6 that’s direct injected. The hybrid also offers all wheel drive and the Toyota Highlander Synergy Drive system.

7 Seat Hybrid

As the only 7-seat hybrid in its class, the Highlander already has a lot to offer. The spacious interior leaves plenty of room for family and friends so just about any kind of adventure is possible. At the same time, Toyota is ready to use all the technology available on the market through the Toyota Safety Sense bundle.

Safety Sense Bundle

The safety bundle uses sensor detection to make driving even safer. It assists the driver so that they have a bit of an edge when it comes to their surroundings. This helps reduce accidents because of simple mistakes like forgetting to turn on the high beams, but it also offers other safety features as well.

One such safety feature is forward collision warning with emergency braking, which means that drivers have a better chance of avoiding a collision when someone pulls out in front of them. Lane departure warnings help to alert drivers who might otherwise drift out of their lane. When it comes to those long drives, this might also be taken as a sign that it’s time to pull over and take a nap for safety sake.

Pedestrian pre-collision is another feature that is great when you’re in an area where people tend to cross just about anywhere but the crosswalk. Finally, adaptive cruise control helps drivers adjust to the changing driving conditions when transitioning from traffic jams to resuming safe speeds.

When people start shopping at Los Angeles car dealers, they are going to find they have even more to choose from when it comes to the Toyota Highlander. The Limited and Platinum trim sets are still available, but buyers can now also opt for the more modest LE and XLE trim options. In any case, the Highlander is taking the 7 seat Hybrid to a whole new level with the 2017 model.