Are major changes coming for the 2017 Toyota Highlander?
During a recent test drive of the brand new vehicle in Ojai, California, TFL’s Nathan Adlen discovered some of the new features the Japanese automobile manufacturer added to its popular-selling SUV.
The model Nathan test drove was a Highlander hybrid, which features both gas and electric motors. The vehicle produces a combined 306 horsepower, which is 26 more than the previous year’s model.
The V6 engine vehicle also has better fuel economy and features a new eight-speed automatic transmission along with a new redesigned torque converter that provides more a more direct drive and efficient power transfer.
All trim levels come equipped with all wheel drive capabilities, with the hybrid having an electric motor controlling the front and rear wheels separately.
Although pricing hasn’t been announced yet for the new model year, Toyota representatives anticipate that news will come at any time.
But what about the look of the new Highlander? And how about the new features inside? Will there be any new safety features added, and what will people get standard for different trim levels?
Find out by watching the complete TFL video above.