2017 Toyota Highlander Changes, Release Date

The Highlander has been receiving changes since its launching in 2013. However, over the years it has maintained the initial design and features. The improvements revolved around installations and performance optimization. This 2017 Toyota Highlander model will however be different in many aspects including engine, interior and exterior designs.

2017 Toyota Highlander - front

2017 Toyota Highlander – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design

The Highlander series have had a blocky look, with swift edges. The 2017 has style and a design that suits the modern vehicle. The first observation is the bigger size and the new trims (19”). In addition, the headlights and the grilles will have a new style.


The interior has more space, thanks to the big size if the 2017 Toyota Highlander. The eight passenger seats add more glamour to the interior thanks to their colorful covers. The dashboard is bigger too with provisions for mobile devices such as phones and tabs. The first and second row of seats has space enough for adults while the last row is suitable for kids.

For the trunk, you will have about 15 ft cubic at normal storage and over 80 ft cubic after folding the seats. As with the previous models, the 2017 will have unique polishes to suit the class and fashion it brings along.

2017 Toyota Highlander - interior

2017 Toyota Highlander – Modification under the Hood

The perfect engine for this 2017 Toyota Highlander is the V6 engine. On average, the V6 engine will have a displacement of 3.5-liters, which is powerful and economizes on fuel. This engine produces a 270 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. For optimization, the developer may include supercharged systems to boost the acceleration and top speeds of the engine.

Given the nature of style the Highlander has, the 2017 models will come in two versions, four-wheel drive and the front wheel drive. Depending on the intended use of the 2017 Toyota Highlander, you can choose either, and the performance will be great.

Another performance optimization is the eight-gear transmission system. With speeds of over 100 mph, stability will be a consideration, and the gear system will ensure a smooth ride.


For this version, the manufacturer has increased scope of safety Assist systems. Antilock disc brakes and all round airbags are among the major installations. Additional assist systems include the lane departure monitors, automatic braking system and higher beams. For a clear view, the rear camera has better installations and a wider range of view.

2017 Toyota Highlander - rear

2017 Toyota Highlander – Expected Date of Arrival and Price

From the developers, the vehicle is still in the middle stages of development. Since it has to compete with other top brands, details are important. This makes the release dates to be at the start of 2017 and the peak of sales towards the end of the same year.

With the installations and new designs that the car has, the Toyota Highlander 2017 will not sell at below $50000. However, competition from other brands may affect the pricing.

The 2017 Highlander has received a new design, in both performance and outlook. However, the four-cylinder V6 engine might have problems in maintaining the vehicles’ requirements. In addition, the small space in the last row might be among the factors they will improve in later models.

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