2018 Toyota Highlander Review, Engine Specs, Release Date, Performance and Price Tag

Toyota is still one of the top car manufacturers that keep updating their vehicles. And one of this updates is going to be on the 2018 Toyota Highlander.

The Toyota Highlander already is a remarkable SUV. After so many years in the market and after 11 different generations, the Highlander continues to be one of the highlights of the manufacturer. However, with the new and improved 2018 Toyota Highlander, we are expecting to see a noticeable facelift that will turn this SUV into a better and more modern one. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from this upgrade.

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2018 Toyota Highlander Release Date


According to most rumors, we should be very near the launch of the new 2018 Toyota Highlander.

2018 Toyota Highlander Price


Relying on Toyota history when it launches a new car version, the prices tend to remain very similar. So, we are expecting that the price of the new 2018 Toyota Highlander starts at about $31,000. However, if you’re thinking about the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the price will be a lot higher. You should expect to see a price tag of, at least, $48,000.

2018 Toyota Highlander Design and Changes


The exterior of the 2018 Toyota Highlander will suffer a major facelift. There are many graphic changes starting with the entrance buckle. The front lights should also be changed to adjust to the new front grille. The hood and part body should also show some intricate and original outlines.

In what concerns with the back of the 2018 Toyota Highlander, there should also be some changes. The back finish should change as well as the taillights.

Ultimately, we’re going to have a 2018 Toyota Highlander more modern, tough, and very attractive.

2018 Toyota Highlander Video

2018 Toyota Highlander Specs


As for the new 2018 Toyota Highlander, we are expecting to see some changes under the hoods, just like on the exterior. You should be able to choose between two different engines. The first option should be a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, which should be able to produce 185 of horsepower and 250 pounds-feet of torque. The second option should feature a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine which should be able to produce 270 of horsepower.

In what concerns the transmission, we believe that the new 2018 Toyota Highlander will come with a 6-speed automatic gearbox for both engines.

If you’re wondering which engine is the best, there are no questions that the second one is a better choice. However, the price should be slightly higher as well.

2018 Toyota Highlander Interior


The new 2018 Toyota Highlander will try to target another audience: people who are looking for a passenger SUV. Featuring 8 seats that can be ventilated, heated, and adjusted electrically, the 2018 Toyota Highlander becomes a lot more comfortable.

In terms of safety, you can count with travel control, Toyota en-tune system for its infotainment, electrical parking brake, built-in internet connection, rearview camera, air conditioner, airbags, heated steering wheel, Bluetooth, lane monitoring, among others.

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