2015 Toyota Highlander Review, Hybrid, XLE

2015 Toyota Highlander 7 passenger SUV

When the 2015 Toyota Highlander comes on the market it always get attention of the media and drivers. This midsize SUV impress buyers due to its impressive package of a stylish design and durability. It is available as the 7 passenger SUV or 8 passenger SUV models. The Toyota company expects to get huge returns due to its powerful and efficient engine. Here are some of the key features of the new Toyota SUV. 

2015 Toyota Highlander 7 passenger SUV

2015 Toyota Highlander 7 passenger SUV

2015 Toyota Highlander review


According to some of the photos that have been released, this 7 passenger SUV does not have a huge significance of change in style expect of some few improvements. The weight of the vehicle has been reduced to enable it to carry more its road performance. Another external change one might notice is the reshaping of the sides and the new headlight design. There is also some improvement of the back structure compared to the previous version. All in all the external design of the car looks to be much more stylish.

New Toyota Highlander interior

New Toyota Highlander interior


The 2015 Highlander has undergone a major interior modification. This includes the presence of sophisticated equipment such as heated seats, anti-lock brake system, Touchscreen Display Audio with Bluetooth Capability, rear cross traffics, automatic headlights, blind spot monitoring, HD radio, electric steering and automatic cruise control. The company decided to provide FWD mechanism as part of the drive option to be able to boost the performance of this new model.

Toyota midsize SUV

Highlander Toyota midsize SUV

2015 Toyota Highlander mpg

The company releases 2015 Toyota Highlander with a 3.5 liter engine.In order to improve fuel efficiency and to increase power this power-plant is equipped with upgraded technology like Variable Valve Timing (VVT-i), Direct Ignition System (DIS), Electronic Throttle Control system (ETCS-i), etc.  This kind of engine produces power of 270 hp @ 6,200 rpm and 248 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm.The company expects that the engine will offer a high performance too. It is paired with 6 speed automatic transmission which is equipped with transmission cooler. With this drivetrain this midsize SUV has a fuel efficiency rated a 19/25 mpg city/highway. It has towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

2015 Toyota Highlander 7 passenger SUV

2015 Toyota Highlander midsize SUV

2015 Toyota Highlander Price and Release Date

The 2015 Toyota Highlander 7 passenger SUV will be available at the base price around $32,000 depending on the chosen equipment.  This price of this Toyota midsize SUV is quite economical for such a car with these high quality features.

For sure this vehicle has a high performance compared to its predecessors. This is attributed to the improved structures and the high tech gadgets. The entertainment gadgets and safety systems have improved the comfort and the enjoyable riding experience. This is one vehicle that for sure will perform well in the markets. Toyota did an outstanding job with this new midsize SUV.

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