2016 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Toyota Highlander
The Toyota Highlander continues to be a solid player in the mid-size crossover market, providing families everywhere with plenty of interior space and fun features without sacrificing the high style you expect to get from a Toyota vehicle. For those looking for a reliable vehicle that offers all-around quality, the Highlander is a smart choice.
For year 2017, the Toyota Highlander gets a few big updates in the style and mechanical department, making it an even more dynamic choice for your next big vehicle purchase. In addition to engineering, the new Highlander also gets an innovative safety update from the 2016 model that features a suite of accident-avoidance technologies that works with the driver to keep them out of harm's way. Comparable technologies are found on competitor's crossovers, however, only Toyota has these features found standard on all trims. Check out our comparison below to see what new features the Highlander gets for 2017.
|2016 Toyota Highlander||vs||2017 Toyota Highlander|
|263 lb-ft||Torque||248 lb-ft|
|21/28/24 MPG||Fuel Economy (city/highway/combined)||21/27/23 MPG|
Test Drive the 2017 Toyota Highlander in La Crescenta CA
In terms of exterior styling, the 2017 Highlander continues to have the same body frame as the 2016 model, however, it gets an updated grille that seemingly extends to the bumper along with slightly redesigned headlights and taillights, plus more exaggerated corners of the bumper. The interior continues to match that of the 2016 model except for the addition of the Limited and Limited Platinum trims having the option of switching out the second row captain's chairs for a bench.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander now comes with the Toyota Safety Sense bundle on every trim, which features a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The 2016 Highlander also features these safety innovations, however, they were only available on the Limited or Hybrid Limited trims as part of the Driver Technology Package or the Platinum Package.
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