Toyota Highlander SUV
The 2017 Toyota Highlander receives a host of upgrades, including new standard safety equipment and a more powerful V6 engine.
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You'll Like This Car If...
The 2017 Toyota Highlander's emphasis on safety complements its existing strengths of comfort, economy, reliability and resale value. The new engine gets more power and better fuel economy, and the exterior styling is sure to turn heads.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The Highlander can haul eight passengers, and it can carry a decent amount of stuff, but it lags competitors like the Honda Pilot in both. Additionally, if you need real off-road capability, or towing capacity greater than 5,000 pounds, check out full-size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe or Toyota Sequoia.
What's New for 2017
There's a new face, a new and more powerful V6 engine and a new 8-speed automatic transmission, a new SE model, and a new suite of advanced standard safety equipment for the 2017 Toyota Highlander. The Highlander Hybrid is also available in more trim levels, making it less of a budget-breaker.
Seating for Eight
A 3-position third-row seat brings max seating capacity to eight, or seven when you opt for the available second-row captain's chairs.
Driver Easy Speak
Toyota's Driver Easy Speak feature subtly amplifies the driver's voice through the rear speakers, making it easy to converse with rear passengers.
Keyless Entry and Pushbutton Start
Unlock and start the car without ever touching the key. You'll never go back to the old way.
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Keep cool and stay warm, all year long. The Highlander also offers a heated steering wheel and heated second-row seats.
USB and Bluetooth Phone Connectivity
Connect your device for hands-free calling and music listening, or reserve a table and buy movie tickets via the onboard Entune Apps.
Siri Eyes Free
The Highlander doesn't yet offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, but you can still dictate text messages and call-up songs via your iPhone.
Dynamic maps and turn-by-turn directions make it easier to find your way in the world.
360-degree "Overhead" Camera
Four cameras and a computer create a simulated bird's-eye view of the vehicle, making it easy to park like a pro.
Blind Spot Monitor with Cross-Traffic
Change lanes and back out of parking spaces more confidently with the help of visual and audible alerts.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Set your speed and the Highlander slows down when it approaches slower traffic, and speeds up again when the road is clear. It even works in stop-and-go situations.
If it senses an impending impact with a car or person, the Highlander can automatically apply its brakes to avoid or reduce the severity of impact.
Complimentary maintenance plan includes 2-year/25,000-mile no-cost factory-scheduled service and 24/7 roadside assistance
How does it compare?
|#1||2018 Chevrolet Traverse||305|
|#2||2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee||295|
|#3||2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee||295|
|#4||2018 Dodge Durango||293|
|#41||2017 Toyota Highlander||185|
|#1||2017 Nissan Rogue||34|
|#2||2018 Chevrolet Equinox||32|
|#3||2018 Honda CR-V||30|
|#4||2018 Buick Encore||30|
|#42||2017 Toyota Highlander||22|
|#1||2017 Mazda CX-9||9.6|
|#2||2018 Chevrolet Traverse||9.4|
|#3||2018 Hyundai Santa Fe||9.3|
|#4||2017 Hyundai Santa Fe||9.3|
|#31||2017 Toyota Highlander||8.4|
Based on 69 ratings for the 2014 - 2018 models.
February 23, 2018
Best SUV I have ever owned
This is my fourth SUV I have owned and by far the best. Quality great, Power (295 HP V6), Ride, handlels great and Quitness is...
November 15, 2017
Great ride and fuel economy is better than rating.
Smooth ride on Michelin tires and gets 24 mpg in town and 32 mpg on hwy with the 2.7 liter 185 horsepower engine. If drivers dont tromp...
October 31, 2017
Great car that I will miss.
I decided to switch to a Pickup. Hate to lose the great ride and reliability of the Highlander.
October 29, 2017
Excellent Ride. Handling, Technology&Acceleration.
I have had this 2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus for two months. It has excellent room, 2nd row seats have various sliding seating...
September 11, 2017
Excellent car, but too big for my wife (age 79).
We are in our late 70s and bought this 2016 Toyota Highlander for trips to see our children and grand children. However, my wife has...
July 31, 2017
Great handling and a very quiet ride.
Have owned other Toyotas and have always had good luck with them. The 2017 Highlander is no exception. have only had it a couple of...
May 03, 2017
Distributor Installed Options: Cargo Cover,Cargo Net,Rear Bumper Protector,Mud Guards Black,Cross Bars for Roof Rails,Vehicle Protection...
March 18, 2017
best midsize crossover suv I know.
I bought this suv to replace my 2015 QX60 that was totalled in an accident. I considered everything from Audi Q7 (in the midst of a...
Arizona Sun Bum
September 26, 2016
Highlander - save 50% over a Lexus GX
My wife and I have a Lexus GX470 and I traded a Mercedes CLK430 for a Highlander. We looked at the Lexus RX but I cannot stand the new...
June 13, 2016
This is my second Toyota Highlander. I could not be happier with this vehicle. It is so comfortable and handles well on the highway. The...