The 2017 Toyota Highlander has thrown a sucker punch at the Honda Pilot as the car maker has made the Highlander Hybrid more attractive and this is something that the Pilot cannot compete against as it doesn’t have a Hybrid to start with.
It’s not that often when a newly refreshed vehicle is offered with a price drop that is significant and which is offered with more equipment and new looks, but this is just what has happened with the 2017 Toyota Highlander.
If you want the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid you will pay thousands of pounds less than what you could get the crossover for last year. The Highlander made its debut at the New York Auto Show recently and it was shown off with improvements to the interior and a front end that had been revised.
It offers the V6 3.5 litre engine offering 295 horses and 263 of torque with eight speed automatic gears. If you go for the trim above the LE and up you get Stop/Start technology and there is a six cylinder Hybrid engine offered and electric motor to take the system output to 306hp. The green models come with all-wheel drive but for the rest there is two or four- wheel drive offered.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is offered with a backup camera and Safety Sense P driver assist package and this is standard on all of the models. It gives the vehicle pre-collision, lane departure, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian system and auto high beams.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is offered with the electric assisted setup in the LE trim for $37,210 and the XLE comes in at $42, 270. The Hybrid is cheaper if you go for the Limited or the Limited Platinum trims as the price on the Limited is down $3, 110 from the price of last year and is now $45, 700. The Platinum sees a price drop of $2, 605 down to $48, 820.
We are expecting the 2017 Toyota Highlander to arrive in the US during the middle of November.