2018 Toyota Highlander
The 2018 Toyota Highlander is one of the most versatile crossover SUVs on the market. With three rows of seating, this midsize SUV is able to haul families and all of their gear no matter how far the destination. A well-rounded crossover, this smaller SUV is more affordable and gets better gas mileage than its larger competitors, without sacrificing power, style, or comfort. With a quiet and luxurious cabin and seating for up to eight, this midsize SUV is ideal for commuting, running errands around town, or hitting the open road. Drivers looking for a midsize SUV may need to look no further than the 2018 Toyota Highlander.
The 2018 Toyota Highlander comes in six trim levels: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum. The 2018 Toyota Highlander LE comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower, a six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. Drivers can choose the optional 3.5-liter V6 with 295 horsepower, which comes standard on all of the trim levels above the LE. The LE also has plenty of impressive standard features to offer, including a rearview camera, rear air conditioning, a 60/40-split second-row seat that slides, reclines, and folds, a 60/40-split third-row seat that reclines and folds, five USB ports, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, and Bluetooth capability.
While the LE trim level comes with a list of standard features, drivers may want to consider upgrading to the 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE trim level. The XLE is in the middle of the Highlander range, and comes standard with the V6. This trim level also comes with more features, including leather upholstery, heated front seats, keyless ignition and entry, a 110-volt power outlet, Driver Easy Speak (carries the driver’s voice through the rear speakers to distant passengers) a navigation system, and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems.
The 2018 Toyota Highlander is also known as affordable and safe. EPA fuel economy ratings for the front-drive four-cylinder model are 20 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. These are really similar to the V6 model, with increased miles per gallon on the highway. The Toyota Highlander is also excellent for towing.When properly equipped, the four-cylinder Highlander can tow up to 1,500 pounds while the V-6-powered ones can tow 5,000 pounds. The Highlander has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and a Good from the IIHS. Every Highlander has the Toyota Safety Sense bundle, which includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with steering assist, and automatic high beams.