The Honda Pilot has been thrown a sucker punch by the 2017 Toyota Highlander as the Highlander is now more attractive than ever before. The Pilot isn’t going to be able to compete against it and of course it isn’t available in hybrid.
Usually when a refreshed vehicle comes out it arrives with a higher price tag than the version before it. This time around the 2017 Toyota Highlander price tag has been dropped and yet it comes with improved looks and more equipment than ever.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander hybrid now costs thousands less. It arrived at the New York Auto Show and people loved the new front end looks and the cabin improvements.
The engine in the 2017 Toyota Highlander is the V6 3.5 litre and this offers up 295 horses along with 263 torque and it comes with the eight speed auto gearing. On the LE and up you get stop and start technology and there is the 6 cylinder hybrid engine and electric motor that takes it to 306 horses. If you go for the green versions you get all-wheel drive and the remainder are offered with four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive.
On the 2017 Toyota Highlander hybrid there is the backup camera, which comes as part of the Safety Sense P driver assistance pack, which is fitted as standard on all of the trims. It offers up lane departure, pre-collision warning, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander hybrid with electric is $37, 210 in the LE trim, while the XLE is $42, 270. The Limited and Limited Platinum are cheaper, the Limited is now $45, 700 saving you $3, 110 and the Platinum is $48, 820 with savings of $2, 605.
The Toyota Highlander made its arrival in the US in the middle of November and it has been received very well.