Midsize SUVs appeal to car shoppers looking for a vehicle that is capable of delivering impressive people- and cargo-hauling capabilities. These vehicles need to offer impressive engine performance paired with a comfortable interior and advanced technology systems. The 2018 Toyota Highlander in Janesville WI checks off all the boxes in the midsize SUV class.
Shoppers considering the 2018 Highlander will have two engine options to choose from. A four-cylinder and V-6 engine will each be offered on the SUV. The first engine option will be a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine produces 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The SUV can also be equipped with Toyota's 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This engine is rated at 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque.
The V-6 engine is paired with Toyota's 8-speed automatic transmission. Both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive setups are available. The 2018 Highlander is able to earn fuel economy ratings estimated at up to 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highways.
Toyota will be offering the 2018 Highlander in five trim levels: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE and Limited. Each trim level comes equipped with a variety of comfort, safety and technology features. This includes the Toyota Safety Sense suite of safety and driver assistance features. Highlights from the list of standard and available features include:
Comfort Features: Leather-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats.
Technology Features: Entune infotainment system, JBL sound system, rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system, LED ambient lighting, Smart Key System, push button start, auxiliary, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Safety Features: Bird's Eye View Camera, integrated backup camera, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking assist sonar.
Toyota also offers the 2018 Highlander in a hybrid option. The Highlander Hybrid offers many of these same excellent features and systems that are available on the stardard model. Under the hood of the 2018 Highlander Hybrid will be a 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a hybrid motor and battery system. The hybrid system produces a net horsepower rating of 306. Fuel economy ratings for the Highlander Hybrid are estimated at up to 30 miles per gallon in the cities and 28 miles per gallon on the highways.