You may never hear “Are we there yet?” again. The 2017 Highlander & Highlander Hybrid have the safety, performance, and fun factor to keep your entire family content through every adventure.
Highlander offers heated front row captain’s chairs in fabric, leather (XLE AWD/Hybrid) or perforated and ventilated leather (Limited/Limited Hybrid). The middle row features 60/40 split bench seats or heated reclining captain’s chairs on SE package (available on the XLE AWD) and Limited models, while third row offers a fold flat 60/40 split. Comfort is a breeze with 3 zone independent climate control on XLE and above.
Highlander is refreshed for 2017, with an elegant new front and rear fascia design and LED head and tail lamps. Premium features include standard 18” chrome-clad or optional 19” black or dark chrome-clad alloys, and an available panoramic glass roof on Limited and Limited Hybrid.
XLE and Limited Models include a remote-operated power rear door with jam protection. The rear door also includes flip up rear door glass with a sunshade. A tonneau cover in standard to conceal your belongings in the cargo area.
The 7-passenger Highlander SE AWD package (available on the Highlander XLE) adds sporty and stylish features like 19” black alloy wheels, a sport grille, black roof rails, a sport interior trim upholstered in leather. Inside, you’ll find middle row captain’s chairs and ambient lighting. There are 5 exterior colours available, including Salsa Red Pearl - available exclusively on the SE package.
Available on Limited gas and hybrid models, Highlander’s Bird’s Eye View Monitor system includes four cameras, mounted on the front, rear and both side mirrors to create a panoramic view of your surroundings and display it on the 8” audio screen, helping you avoid obstacles at any angle.
Highlander includes a 6.1” touchscreen AM/FM audio system with Dual 2.1 amp USB inputs, SIRI Eyes Free, Bluetooth® capability, steering wheel audio controls, and a backup camera with the image displayed on the screen. XLE and Limited (gas and hybrid) models add SiriusXM Satellite Radio integration and AVN Navigation and feature a larger 8” display.
A system that integrates a microphone by the driver and can transmit audio through the rear speakers means that the days of trying to get the attention of rear passengers are over.
Toyota’s renowned gas and electric HSD powertrain is standard on all Highlander Hybrid models. It includes exciting features like regenerative braking to recapture energy so you never have to plug in. A long battery life, and exceptional 8 year/160,000km hybrid component warranty also come standard
Highlander receives Toyota’s award winning D4S engine for 2017 - an innovation that provides both high output and increased fuel efficiency. It’s mated to an 8 speed direct shift automatic transmission that offers excellent response. And with 2,268 kg (5000 lb.) towing capacity, you can take the boat with you.
Better SUV fuel efficiency requires better technology. Enter Highlander’s available Stop and Start Engine system that reduces fuel consumption and idling emissions. Come to a full stop and the engine shuts off. It restarts seamlessly once the brake pedal is released.
Toyota’s new Safety Sense system (TSS) includes a pre-collision avoidance system that assists in warning the driver of potential dangers. Also included are automatic high beams, and a lane departure alert system that can be controlled by your steering wheel controls and cruise control supported by a dynamic radar.
This parking assist system uses sensors and an audible warning alerting drivers to the position of objects and the distance of the objects from the vehicle.
Change lanes with confidence. Blind Spot Monitoring detects when a vehicle has entered a blind spot on either side, then signals an alert if you attempt to change lanes. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert system detects vehicles approaching from the side using a millimetre wave radar sensor, and alerts the driver.
Highlander features dual stage airbags for driver and passenger as well as driver’s knee, passenger seat cushion and front and rear side curtain airbags.