The Highlander is at its third generation and it is one of the better midsize SUV vehicles out there. It not only offers a great acquisition price but also good engines and a great look. The 2016 Toyota Highlander is the still unreleased mid-life update of it which should include things such as improved engines, a slight facelift to the exterior as well as a more complete interior equipment level. Just like before, the new Toyota Highlander 2016 is going to use the same platform as well as the same front wheel drive standard transmission system. However, the car is likely to shed around 200 pounds thanks to the usage of lightweight materials and more efficient engines in terms of size.
2016 Toyota Highlander redesign
While Toyota still hasn’t released anything about how the car is going to look like we expect it to take design notes from the new Supra as well as from their new RAV4, meaning that the 2016 Toyota Highlander will be a more aggressive car than before. This is actually good news mostly because the older model was quite restrained in terms of design and even though it did look good, this can always be improved. A plus over the previous generation are going to be the LED headlights and taillights as well as the new dual exhaust system integrated into the rear bumper. The interior of this midsize SUV on the other hand will stay almost identical to the older model. The only change here is going to be the layout of the seats which is going to allow better access to the third row of seats. This will allow it to carry up to eight people in perfect comfort.
Toyota Highlander 2016 specs
Under its hood there is a small chance that we are going to have a surprise so the Toyota Highlander 2016 might ditch the current engines in the favor of more efficient ones. The current 2.4-liter inline 4 might get changed to a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit with 220 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque that will offer similar consumption to the current hybrid model. Thanks to that, that engine might be discontinued and replaced with a 2.0-liter hybrid which may offer as much as 300 horsepower and an average fuel consumption of more than 35 MPG, making it the most fuel efficient mid-size crossover out there.
2016 Toyota Highlander release date and price
Rumors say that the Toyota Highlander 2016 is going to launch in Jun 2015 while the showroom availability should start with the second half of 2015. Just like before, the base 2016 Toyota Highlander price will be around $30,000 which is still quite good considering some of its competitors are going to a lot more than that.
See previous model on: http://www.toyota.com/highlander