People who love road tripping have special needs when they buy a vehicle. Safety is obviously a priority for anyone, but things like convenience and utility are also important when traveling. This is why the new Toyota Highlander is such a popular choice for people who love exploring the world. These are some of the adventure-ready features you can look forward to in the 2019 Toyota Highlander.
The new Highlander comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense P. This suite includes the following advanced technologies:
- Lane departure alert with steering assist.
- Dynamic radar cruise control.
- Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.
- Automatic high beams.
If in-vehicle entertainment is vital, simply add the available rear-seat Blu-ray player when building your Highlander. This adds a 9-inch display screen with RCA jacks. A remote control and two wireless headphones are included as well. Also, every trim comes with a quality sound system and touch screen. The premium option, standard on the Limited, is an 8-inch display paired to upgraded JBL speakers.
- Performance Abilities
The Highlander is exceptional performance-wise for an SUV. It gets up to 21 miles per gallon in the city and 27 on the highway. There are also several hybrid models available, which significantly boost the vehicle’s efficiency. These trims bump up the fuel economy to 30 miles per gallon in the city and 28 on the highway.
If you prefer a gasoline-powered Highlander, you have two engine options when building your new vehicle. The base option is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder that gets 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The next is a 3.5-liter V-6 that gets 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. This option is standard on the SE and Limited trims, but these models add a stop and start engine system to the powertrain.
Depending on the configuration, the Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Even the hybrid models are exceptional in terms of utility. These trims can tow up to 3,500 pounds and deliver 306 horsepower.
- Comfort Features
The Highlander is a mid-size SUV that delivers when it comes to the comfort you expect from these vehicles. It seats seven or eight people depending on the configuration, but regardless of how many passengers you have, you’ll enjoy plenty of room. With the seats up across all three rows, the Highlander has a maximum 13.8 cubic feet of space. You can fold the seats down and, depending on the trim you select, stretch out in 78.6 to 83.7 cubic feet of space.
Aside from roominess, the interior is loaded with convenience features that will keep everyone comfortable on long rides. The Highlander has five USB ports — three in the front and two accessible for passengers in the back. This SUV also boasts special insulation materials in its flooring and acoustic glass engineered to produce a quiet ride.
The new Highlander is a quality SUV that’s received excellent reviews from sources like US News & World Report and Kelley Blue Book. It’s also perfect for road trips, whether you’re traveling with an eight-person crew or just need lots of space and power, thanks to the features listed above. You can check it out in person today at Weiss Toyota.