2018 Toyota Highlander Should Get Minor Tweaks.
The 2017 model year isn’t yet coming officially, but the rumor on 2018 Toyota Highlander seems to be unable to wait. With the 2017 model get the makeover, it is estimated that the new 2018 Highlander will get only mild tweaks here and there. The complete details aren’t official yet, but it offers good speculation on the next-generation model.
2018 Toyota Highlander Specifications
Features, Exterior, and Interior
With the 2017 model already gets the entire overhaul including the new variant, the 2018 model year is likely to get the similar things. On the outside, the exterior finish should get new colors and shades with possibly modified chrome trimming for few variants on few elements.
2018 Toyota Highlander SE variant will still feature black leather trim in the cabin with possible new contrasting stitching, black features for the exterior, unique suspension, and 19-inch aluminum wheels which are maybe finished in black as well this time. The exterior look should resemble 2017 version. But, it may get slightly redesigned headlight and taillights, front and rear bumper, and restyled front grille with new inserts.
There will be six variants to offer including SE sporty option, Limited and Limited Platinum, and XLE. LE and LE Plus variants will still come too. The SE variant may get new color options as well. 2018 Toyota Highlander interior will stay similar even though small tweaks are possible. Standard features should be added with the exclusive features on higher variants should come on other variants too.
Powertrain, Engine — 2018 Toyota Highlander
Most possibly, the new 2018 Toyota Highlander model will use the same engine lineup even though Toyota Highlander all-wheel drive system can be added in more trims. It should include four-cylinder 2.7 liter engine that comes with the standard engine, mated to the same six-speed automatic transmission. This engine should generate more power, expect up to 190 hp of power output.
3.5 liter of a V6 engine with direct fuel injection will come as well, mated with eight-speed of the automatic transmission. This engine will still be used in Hybrid variant along with its internal combustion. In Hybrid powertrain, it should generate more power as well.
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Expect it to make around 280-290 hp of power output. 2018 Toyota Highlander gas mileage should be improved as well resulting in better 2018 Toyota Highlander mpg.
2018 Toyota Highlander Price and Release Date
While the 2017 model year is estimated to be under $30,000, 2018 Highlander price will start from $30,000 and above. Being a 2018 model, official reveal should happen in the second half of 2017 logically, with official launch should occur in late 2017 or 2018.
As expected, if there will be Toyota Highlander 2018, it is going to feature excellent engine and features with beautiful styling as well. We should wait for official confirmation before we can make sharper 2018 Toyota Highlander review. Stay tuned to get the first update on the upcoming 2018 Toyota Highlander.
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