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2017 Toyota Highlander Throws Under Belt Punch At Honda Pilot

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The 2017 Toyota Highlander has thrown an under belt punch at the Honda Pilot as the Highlander is a great deal more attractive than the Pilot. Another thing is lack of Hybrid model of course.

Usually when a vehicle gets a refresh the new one comes with a hike in price thanks to it having more equipment and better looks. The 2017 Toyota Highlander hasn’t done this as it is available with a drop in price for some of the trims. It arrived at the New York Auto Show and it brings with it improvements to the front end and the interior.

The engine in the Toyota Highlander is the 3.5 litre V6 and this gives up 295 horsepower along with 263 torque and eight speed automatic gearing. The LE and above trim comes with Stop and Start technology and there is a choice of the six cylinder Hybrid engine which comes with an electric motor that takes the output to 306 horses. The green version is all-wheel drive but if you choose the rest you can go for the two-wheel or four-wheel drive.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander offers the Safety Sense P driver assistance package and this comes as standard. It means that the vehicle offers lane departure, automatic high beams, pre-collision and adaptive cruise control among other things.

If you go for the electric assisted setup and the LE trim it will cost you $37, 210 and the XLE is $42, 270. If you go for the Hybrid in the Limited or Limited Platinum you can get the Limited for $45, 700 and this is $3, 110 cheaper. The Platinum version is $48, 820 and this is a saving of $2, 605.

The Toyota Highlander is going to make its way to the US in the middle of November, but are you interested in buying it.

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