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Toyota’s fan base is continuously increasing because it keeps on releasing epic cars year after year. The new Toyota Highlander 2019 is the latest model. It is a perfect three-seat crossover. It has an elegant interior and a large cabin space. Let’s look at the amazing specs and features of the Toyota Highlander.

Cost Price and Release Date:

The latest Toyota model is set to release in the closing months of 2019. However, the car will hit the streets at the start of 2020.

Regarding the price, there are six different models of the car with different prices. These are:

  • LE – $32,500
  • LE Plus – $37,500
  • XLE – $40,500
  • SE – $41,500
  • Limited – $43,500
  • Limited Platinum – $46,500

We would recommend the XLE model because it has all the popular features in one package. Other models have one or two features missing.

Engine and Performance:

When you first visit the Toyota showroom, you will find three different Highlander engines. There is a V-6 engine, a hybrid engine, and a four-cylinder engine. The V-6 has an easy shifting eight-speed transmission and a 295 horsepower. The throttle response is sometimes slow. However, most buyers won’t consider it a big deal. The Hybrid model has an automatic speed transmission and two electric motors, to produce a 306 horsepower.

The Toyota Highlander has average handling. The handling is fine at normal speeds but below average at high speeds. Still, the ride is comfortable and family friendly. The tires absorb the shock of rough patches on the road. However, the steering is a bit slow and you will have to put extra effort to get the desired response.

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Fuel Economy:

The V6 has the best fuel economy among the non-hybrid Highlanders. It has an average of 27 mpg on the highway. However, the hybrid version has 26 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg for driving within the city.

Interior:

The interior of the car is quite luxurious with Limited Platinum and leather seats. The front two rows are ventilated and heated. The car also has a panoramic sunroof.

Toyota Highlander 2019 is a 3-row crossover SUV that has a seating capacity of eight people. The seats of the first and second row are quite spacious. You can adjust the middle section by using the sliding feature. You can also have a second-row bench seat with comfortable chairs. However, it makes the space narrow. Instead of eight, seven people can now sit in the car.

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety has given the car a good rating for ease of use. Caregivers will find relief. The child seat hardware is quite user-friendly. It also contains one third row anchor and two sets of anchors in the second row.

The area in the third row of Toyota Highlander is lesser than other SUVs. However, all the back seats can be folded which creates good cabin space of 42 cubic foot cargo area.

The infotainment system of the car is amazing. You can also keep your family connected to the Driver Easy Speak system. This system allows the driver’s voice to reach the back seat passengers. There are also five standard USB ports. The car has a standard infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, which keeps the boredom away.

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Safety:

The Toyota Highlander has received a top safety award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It also got five stars from the National Highway Traffic Administration. This makes the car quite safe for driving.

The main safety features of the car are adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, high-beam collision warning, and automatic emergency braking system.

Verdict:

Toyota Highlander is an awesome SUV. Although the engine quality and the fuel economy of the car are good, its main selling feature will be its amazing interior. So if you want the best interior, buy this SUV and make your dream, a reality.