The 2017 Toyota Highlander performance is a winner, hands down. Designed with an ingenious balance of power and efficiency, the Highlander accomplishes it all. You have compelling options to choose from, like the available 3.5L V6 engine and exciting all-wheel drive system, so your Highlander will have everything it needs to take your family on its next big adventure!

Robust Engine and Transmission

While the 185-hp 2.7L 4-cylinder engine is a tried-and-true carryover from the previous generation, the Highlander's all-new available 3.5L V6 direct injection engine is a dynamic addition to the lineup. It pumps out 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque, giving you not just strength for the long-haul, but rapid response when you need to make a fast move. This advanced engine is part of Toyota's next generation of technologies, and it's paired with another inventive, brand-new piece of technology - the Direct Shift-8AT. This eight-speed automatic transmission provides exceptional control via electronic intelligence. It contains sequential shift mode, snow mode, and shifting logic for uphill and downhill. That means there's nothing your Highlander can't handle.

Efficient Fuel Economy

The 3.5L V6 engine produces high fuel economy figures, especially when it's part of a front-wheel drive configuration. You can expect up to an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. When you select an all-wheel drive version, you're still looking at solid figures of 20 mpg and 26 mpg. The Highlander Hybrid models are even more impressive, giving you up to an estimated 30 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Toyota brings the heat when it comes to fuel efficiency, and that means big financial benefits for you.

Toyota's Stop and Start Engine System is available on the V6 gas-powered models. This system is cleverly designed to shut off the engine when the Highlander isn't moving, restarting it when it's time to go. This fuel-saving innovation means that your vehicle only uses gas when it really needs it, which keeps the cabin quiet and peaceful. No more wasting fuel while you're sitting in traffic!

All-Wheel Drive Action

Harness all the power you need with the Highlander's available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive. This engineering system distributes power from the engine and manages braking from side to side. Altogether, it gives you that extra level of control in snowy weather and rough driving conditions.

Strong Towing and Hauling Capabilities

If you like adventure, you need to be able to bring everything you need for the ride. Enjoy the ability to tow all of your gear - up to 5,000 pounds - with your 2017 Highlander V6 model. Its standard equipment means you're ready to go while toting boats, ATVs, jet skis, and more. Also included in the towing package are:

·         A heavy-duty radiator with a specialized cooler for engine oil

·         A 200-watt fan coupling

·         A 150-amp alternator

·         A supplemental cooler for transmission oil

The Highlander is All About Results

See it in action, and you'll know that the Toyota Highlander performance is supercharged to get things done. Between its capable and efficient engine, plus options for towing and all-wheel drive, you can create the SUV that your family has been waiting for. Test drive one today, and you'll see what we mean. Stop by Chicago Northside Toyota or contact us online now to get started!


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