The Toyota Highlander is a midsize SUV with room for the whole family. It features three rows of seats and space for all your cargo. How much can you count on it to get your passengers and luggage around though?
Ron Hibbard Toyota finds out and shows drivers near Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison what it has to offer with this look at the Toyota Highlander reliability. Be sure to contact us today with any questions that pop up!
Toyota Highlander Specs
The Highlander is available with two dynamic powertrains. The base trim runs on a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine that gets up to 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This works alongside a 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i).
The second option is a 3.5L V6 engine that can produce up to 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. With this more powerful engine you’ll have a wider range of gears, too. It gets paired with an 8-speed ECT-i.
Both options run efficiently and deliver great gas mileage for all your long drives. The 2019 Toyota Highlander can get up to and EPA-estimated 21 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.[i]
Toyota Highlander Capability
The Toyota Highlander has standard front-wheel drive, but an Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system with intelligence (AWD-i) is also available. Each drivetrain features a Traction Control system and Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control.
On top of being prepared to grip the road in any conditions, you can also take on obstacles and steep terrain. The Toyota Highlander has an 8.0-inch ground clearance and comes with standard Hill Start Assist and Downhill Assist Control.
This durable drivetrain is also designed to bring some extra cargo. Whether you’re hauling a boat to a lake or a trailer of your things, the Toyota Highlander can get it to its destination by towing up to 5,000 pounds.
Toyota Highlander Safety
The Toyota Highlander was named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It was able to earn this high safety rating thanks to an intelligent design that features front and rear crumple zones, a collapsible steering column, and side-impact door beams.
The interior is protected by eight airbags, including Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags that cover all three rows of seats. For a more secure ride, the back seats feature Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH), while the front seats have seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters.
There’s also lots of technology to give you peace of mind. The dashboard screen lets you check behind you with a standard backup camera or get an overhead view with the available Bird’s Eye View Camera. During your drive you can trust Toyota Safety Sense™ P to look after you. It can prevent accidents with driver assistance features like:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Automatic High Beams
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Test Drive the Toyota Highlander
Visit Ron Hibbard Toyota to learn more about the Toyota Highlander reliability and take it for a test drive. This dependable SUV offers a safe, versatile, and efficient performance to families near Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison.
[i] 2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.