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2018 Toyota Highlander Review

Do you find yourself needing a bit more interior space when driving through the streets of Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison? If so, it might be time to upgrade to an SUV. These impressive vehicles have all the interior space you need with the extra style you deserve. While not as popular as sedans or crossovers, there are still plenty of SUVs to choose from, which can make finding the right one for your needs challenging.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is one of the best options available, but is it right for you? It has plenty of exciting features for all drivers to enjoy, and it’s consistently one of the highest rated SUVs on the market. Learn more about the 2018 Highlander and discover if it’s the right choice for your needs in our comprehensive review. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Ron Hibbard Toyota with any questions.

2018 Toyota Highlander: Interior Dimensions

Like any reputable SUV, the Highlander needs to have a quality interior for its passengers. If you go by the numbers, the Highlander is one of the best. You have plenty of room to relax behind the wheel with the following dimensions:

Front row

Second Row

Third row


40.7 inches

39.9 inches

35.9 inches


44.2 inches

38.4 inches

27.7 inches

Hip room

57.2 inches

57.1 inches

45.6 inches

Shoulder room

59.3 inches

59.6 inches

55 inches

If you’re more interested in carrying cargo than passengers, then you fold the rear seats down to reveal 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

Plus, there’s plenty of convenience features to help maximize your comfort, such as having five available USB ports. With two in the back, even your rear passengers can keep their phones and other devices charged. To reduce noise entering the cabin, the Toyota Highlander utilized acoustic-type glass in the windshield, so your passengers can happily listen to their music, movies, and more.

2018 Highlander: Performance

Under the hood of the Toyota Highlander, the standard 2.7L engine can produce up to 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. As if that wasn’t impressive enough as is, there’s also an available 3.5L V6 engine, which boosts the power to an incredible 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. When paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission, the Highlander isn’t just an exhilarating ride, but also a controlled and precise ride as well.

Although the Toyota Highlander packs a lot of power, it doesn’t sacrifice its fuel efficiency to achieve its thrilling power output. In fact, it maintains an EPA-estimated 21 city/27 highway MPG with the 3.5L V6 engine.1 This is due, in part, to the Stop and Start Engine System, a cutting-edge feature that shuts the engine off when the Highlander is at rest to help conserve fuel. When it’s time to get going again, the system seamlessly restarts the engine.

2018 Highlander: Safety

Above all else, safety should be your main priority when investing in your next car. Toyota has developed a reputation for safety, which is why the Highlander is standardly equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense™ P system. This suite of driver-assisting technology comes with:

Other safety features of the Toyota Highlander include Automatic High Beams, Smart Stop Technology, Hill Start Assist Control, the Blind Spot Monitor, and much more.

Test Drive the 2018 Toyota Highlander

To learn more about everything the 2018 Toyota Highlander can offer you and your family, you need to experience it for yourself. If you live in the Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison areas, you can test drive the Toyota Highlander at Ron Hibbard Toyota. Our friendly team stands ready to offer all the knowledge and assistance you need to discover if the Toyota Highlander is your next car. Schedule your test drive today!

1 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.


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