Remember when your mom would tell you that good things happen to people that wait. Well, maybe not. But for the potential buyers of a mid-sized SUV crossover it is a very good thing. The very popular and award winning Toyota Highlander has been refreshed in so many ways with improved styling, performance and safety.
This people/cargo hauler promises new levels of excitement, looks and power and the Highlander for 2017 delivers on all counts. One is waiting for your due diligence inspection in your favorite color and styling with the friendly folks at Wesley Chapel Toyota. Call and schedule a test drive at 813.973.8888 today! You and yours will find out first and foremost that Toyota has expended its model lineup. It includes an athletic Highlander SE grade and two new Hybrid models.
The sharp looking SE editions will employ a sport-tuned suspension, 19 inch aluminum alloy wheels, dark grill paint treatments and an upscale sporty new interior. The addition of a larger Highlander family to choose from is just the start of good news for crossover buyers. Toyota went after the exterior and designed the sheet metal to be more eye-catching. A new upper and lower grill has been retouched to fit into the Highlander’s wide and assertive stance. Also, you will appreciate the sleek and stylish new headlights and taillights with bright LED’s. This new Highlander conveys a more elegant presence in all grades. Even the new colors look as luxurious as they sound such as Celestial, Silver Metallic, Toasted Walnut Pearl and Salsa Red Pearl.
It gets better as you will see and feel when you slide into those wide and comfy seats for that enjoyable test drive. The interior is so roomy and just bursting with upscale interior loaded with premium features. The Highlander’s versatile and innovative interior is well suited for seven or eight passengers with lots of room for knees and heads. It has nearly 160 cu. ft of cabin volume. A one step second-row sliding seat function makes entering the third row easy. Even the third row occupants get a standard reclining seat. Talking about the third row again, the driver or co-pilot can rely messages to that area such as: “Stop picking on your sister!” It is called Driver Easy Speak.
There are many more useful features, such as five USB ports and all you desire in communicating with the outside world and be entertained inside with Toyota’s easy to learn and reach Entune audio system. It has Bluetooth phone and music streaming and a slew of other features.
What may be powering you down the road during your test drive is the new V6 engine. This 3.5-liter can release nearly 300 lively horses with 260 lb-ft of torque and is mated with also a new smooth shifting eight speed. This setup lives that light turning green. Talking about stoplights, another new addition is the stop-start technology to save fuel. Also available, for you and yours safety is Toyota’s Safety Sense system that is now standard. It includes a slew of safety features from Pedestrian Detection to Adaptive Cruise Control. The Highlander’s dynamic strong suits besides safety have always been the quiet and confident ride quality.
Owners state their Highlander is just as much fun to drive as it is to be seen in. Everything just comes together with this new Highlander. Put it on the top of your list to check out and you will not be disappointed. The staff at Wesley Chapel Toyota will make sure there is a Highlander to fit your budget and style.