2018 Toyota Highlander in Epping, NH
Finding a family vehicle as affordable, functional, and versatile as the 2018 Toyota Highlander is no simple task. First, an upscale interior ensures a sophisticated atmosphere and plenty of room for the whole family on the road. Then, a powerful engine line, paired with excellent fuel economy and a smooth ride, make for an enjoyable experience behind the wheel. Finally, numerous driver assistance features and an athletic style make it one of the easiest crossovers to drive. When all is said and done, the Toyota Highlander stands out from the crowd as a top family model.
All models, except for hybrid trims, come with standard front-wheel drive, although all-wheel drive is available for drivers who want more capability in their family crossover.
Drivers have both four-cylinder and V6 engine options in the new Toyota Highlander.
The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard on the base Highlander and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It produces an impressive 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque without breaking a sweat.
Above that, the 3.5-liter V6 engine is available for drivers who want more power. It comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and delivers a thrilling 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes standard on all models except for hybrid and the base LE trims.
In hybrid models, the 3.5-liter V6 engine comes paired with electric motors and an electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission. Together, that powertrain offers 306 hp and exceptional efficiency.
Athleticism meets sophistication in the 2018 Highlander. Each trim level comes with a unique front grille that’s as bold as ever. The base trim takes an aggressive stance with LED taillights while the Limited model ups the ante with 19-inch wheels. Hybrid models include unique Hybrid Blue accent badges that offer a touch of flair to the upscale crossover.
The 2018 Toyota Highlander features an upscale interior equipped with premium amenities often reserved for more expensive crossovers. Upper trims feature soft-touch surfaces and leather upholstery that will delight drivers used to more expensive luxury vehicles.
Perhaps the most enjoyable part about the Toyota Highlander interior is its seating for up to eight passengers. Those who prefer premium comfort can opt for the second-row captain’s chairs as opposed to a bench seat. Additionally, the Highlander features up to 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space, making it the perfect model for transporting larger possessions, as an available power liftgate makes the cargo bay even more accessible.
Tech-savvy drivers will enjoy their time behind the wheel of the new Highlander, since all models come equipped with a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment systems, voice recognition software, and Bluetooth® connectivity. Drivers also have the option of upgrading with numerous available premium features, such as an 8-inch touchscreen, tri-zone climate control, and smartphone-linked navigation.
Family drivers who value safety will feel right at home in the new Toyota Highlander. The 2018 model comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, a safety suite that includes Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.
In addition to the Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite, the Highlander also includes the Star Safety System™, which gives the Highlander systems like Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, and Brake Assist.
The 2018 Toyota Highlander is available with multiple engines that offer a range of fuel economy ratings. The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is the least efficient, coming it with an EPA-estimated 20 city/24 mpg highway.* The 3.5-liter V6 engine, although more powerful, does better with an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway.* It’s no surprise that the hybrid powertrain offers the best fuel economy, up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/28 mpg highway.*
If you would like to experience the 2018 Toyota Highlander in person, come visit us at Hurlbert Toyota for a test drive.
*2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
2018 Toyota Highlander Performance
The 2018 Toyota Highlander has a lot to offer family drivers who enjoy a thrilling ride and excellent fuel economy. Available with three powertrains, the Toyota Highlander arrives with a combination for drivers of all ages and backgrounds.
The base Highlander LE trim comes equipped with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That combination delivers an impressive 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque while earning up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/24 mpg highway.*
All other non-hybrid trims come stocked with a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. That powertrain churns out a massive 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque, and is a little more efficient than the four-cylinder engine, earning up to an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/24 mpg highway.*
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid models come equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to electric motors and a Continuously Variable Transmission. That powertrain produces 306 hp and earns up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city/28 mpg highway, making it the most efficient engine in the range.*
All non-hybrid 2018 Toyota Highlander models come equipped with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is an available option and comes standard in all hybrid trims. An available sport suspension adds more athleticism to the powerful crossover.
Vehicle performance is best experience in person, behind the wheel, so come down to Hurlbert Toyota and take the 2018 Highlander for a test drive.
*2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.