2019 Toyota Highlander Specifications, Pricing, Pictures and Videos
About this model:There are two basic engines offered in the 2021 Toyota Highlander and each can be matched to either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive setups. The base engine is a 3.
5L V6 making 295 horsepower, sent to the front, or to all-four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The optional, hybrid engine is a 2.
5L 4-cylinder, aided by two electric motors for a total of 243 horsepower. In 2WD form, Toyota estimates around 36 mpg in combined city and highway driving for the Highlander hybrid, an astounding number for an SUV capable of transporting up to eight people.
There are five basic trim levels for the V6 Highlander: L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum, though Hybrid versions of the Highlander only come in LE and above trims. L trim level has 18-in alloy wheels, eight airbags, keyless entry/ignition, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED projector headlights, LED taillights, washer for the reversing camera, selectable driving modes, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, 4-way manually adjustable front passenger seat, cloth upholstery, 8-occupant seating with 60/40 split/folding second-row and third-row bench seats, 4.
2-in color LCD driver information screen, Driver Easy Speak, Toyota Safety Sense 2. 5, hill-start assist, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, 8-in infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, satellite radio, and a 6-speaker audio system.
All-wheel-drive versions also have hill descent control and mud guards. LE trim level (V6 & Hybrid) adds a powered lift gate, LED fog lights, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
XLE trim level (V6 & Hybrid) brings a powered moonroof, roof rails, self-dimming rearview mirror, wireless charging, simulated leather upholstery for the first two seating rows, heated front seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, 4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, second-row captain's chairs (reducing the occupant count to seven), and a 7-in color gauge cluster. XSE trim level ups the stakes even more with a sport-tuned suspension and steering system, trim-specific 20-in alloy wheels, twin exhaust tips, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, ambient cabin lighting, black simulated leather upholstery, LED headlights with a light-strip design for the daytime running lights.
There's no hybrid version of the XSE. Limited trim level (V6 & Hybrid) carries 20-in wheels, puddle lights, LED daytime running lights, high-output LED fog lights, hands-free lift gate operation, real leather for the first two seating rows, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, front/rear parking assistance with automatic braking, navigation, and a JBL 11-speaker premium audio system.
Additional options to thsi trim level can also include a 360-degree camera system, and a 12. 3-in touchscreen.
The 7-seater-only Platinum trim level (V6 & Hybrid) adds adaptive self-leveling LED projector headlights, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic moonroof, digital rearview mirror, 10-in color head-up display, 12. 3-inch touchscreen, and illuminated door sills up front.
Every Highlander trim level comes standard with eight airbags and Toyota's Star Safety System that integrates stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes and brake assist. The new and improved Toyota Safety Sense 2.
5 feature is inclusive to forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, left turn intersection support, partially autonomous emergency steering, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, lane tracing assistance, lane departure warning with steering assistance, automatic high beams, and road sign recognition.
Model strengths:Roomy, good ground clearance, stylish and technology-filled interior, sleek exterior styling, available hybrid power and all-wheel drive
Model Changes:The Highlander enters into 2019 mostly unchanged aside from aesthetic updates to the body-side rocker panels in black, chrome accents and darkened updates to the headlights, taillights and fog light housings.
Model Value:The Toyota Highlander is a mid-sized near-luxury crossover competing in a crowded segment where just about every major auto manufacturer has a hat in the ring. What makes the Highlander successful is its blend of technology, convenience and Toyota durability at the right price.
With plenty of standard features, plus a bevy of options, all wrapped in an attractive package, the Highlander stands out in a crowded field.
Model Overview:The base model LE trim comes with a 2.
7L 4-cylinder engine making 185 horsepower. In this guise, the Highlander is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
An optional 3. 5L 295-horse V6 upgrade is available but standard on all other trims.
An available hybrid powertrain uses an electric motor in conjunction with the V6 to make 231 horsepower. The hybrid Highlander returns 30 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, extremely impressive numbers for a vehicle equipped with third-row seating.
The Highlander comes standard in front-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is an option for those who need it. There are six trim levels offered on the 2018 Toyota Highlander: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum trim levelsLE is the most basic trim, and is the only trim to feature the smaller 4-cylinder engine.
However, it still comes loaded with 18-inch wheels, an Entune stereo with a 6. 1-inch touchscreen, a backup camera, Bluetooth streaming, heated mirrors, 5 USB ports and third-row seating.
Stepping up to LE Plus adds several desirable items. Highlights include a height-adjustable power rear liftgate, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, satellite HD radio, 3-zone automatic climate control, fog lamps and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The XLE trim includes a smart key and push-button start, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, roof rails to help secure extra luggage, rear window shades, an 8-inch touch screen, HomeLink, a navigation system and a moonroof. The top-spec Limited trim offers 19-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, various parking aids and a blind-spot monitor, perforated leather seating, heated and cooled front seats, and a powered passenger seat.
The Limited Highlanders are also the only trim that can be equipped with the optional hybrid powertrain. Options include an LE Plus, a Technology package that includes radar-controlled cruise control, a Lane Departure system and automatically dimming high beams; as well as a Limited Platinum package, which includes everything in the technology package along with a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, rain sensing windshield wipers and a panoramic moonroof.
A Rear Seat Entertainment system is also optional. Safety is aided by anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control, as well as optional items like a blind-spot monitor.
Of course, should an accident occur, the Highlander is equipped with eight airbags to help minimize any possible damage to its occupants.