2018 Toyota Highlander Review

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We know what full-size SUV drivers in Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans want in their next vehicle. We at Bohn Toyota are excited to tell you that there is now a vehicle on the market that combines impressive performance, an expansive interior, and the newest in technology features.

In this review, you’ll learn a little more about the 2018 Toyota Highlander and just a few of the remarkable features it has to offer. Let’s get the ball rolling by looking at what the Highlander has to offer under the front hood!

Toyota Highlander Engine Specs

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The new Toyota Highlander’s powertrain lineup caters to both those looking for power and those looking for efficiency. For the efficiency seekers, you’ll have the available 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine which puts out an impressive EPA-estimated 30 highway/28 city MPG1. Even without this available engine, you’ll have efficiency on your side with the Highlander’s Stop and Start Engine System, which turns the engine off when the vehicle is at rest to preserve fuel.

As for those hunting power, you’ll have the 3.5L V6 direct-injection engine which delivers 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, when paired with the available 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, the Highlander can tow a maximum trailer weight of 5,000 pounds.

Toyota Highlander Interior Dimensions & Cargo Space

As a large SUV, the Highlander can handle a bundle of passengers and even more cargo. You’ll have eight spacious seats at your disposal. In the front row, you’ll have 44.2 inches of legroom and every rear passenger will have 38.4 inches of legroom, so no matter which seat you choose, you’ll have plenty of room.

Say you need more space for cargo than for passengers. No problem! The Toyota’s large SUV is equipped with 60/40-split folding rear seats that were designed with space customization in mind. This model has 83.7 spacious cubic feet of maximum cargo volume. Take advantage of every inch by keeping the seats you need up and putting the rest down to make room for your items.

Toyota Highlander Media & Technology Features

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To complement its impressive power and extensive interior space, the 2018 Toyota Highlander sports a variety of forward-thinking technology features, starting with the standard Entune™ Audio Multimedia Bundle. You’ll have a 6.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, and music streaming via Bluetooth®.

One extra feature you’ll be able to enjoy in the 2018 Toyota Highlander is the available rear-seat Blu-ray Disc™ entertainment system. This system includes a 9-inch display, RCA jacks, remote, and two pairs of wireless headphones for all your on-the-go entertainment needs. Watch endless movies or bring along your favorite gaming console.

Ready to Experience the Highlander?

As you can see, there’s plenty to be excited about in the new 2018 Toyota Highlander. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. SUV shoppers in Metairie, Harvey, and New Orleans can come visit Bohn Toyota today to get behind the wheel and experience the full package!

1 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.