2017 Toyota Highlander Hits Out At Honda Pilot With Sucker Punch

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The Honda Pilot has been on the receiving end of a sucker punch thrown by the 2017 Toyota Highlander. This is due to the Highlander offering up a style that is a lot more attractive and the Pilot isn’t able to compete with it.

Usually when a new vehicle comes out and it has been refreshed the price tag rises. However with the 2017 Toyota Highlander the price has in fact dropped. The vehicle comes with new looks and new equipment.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander will cost thousands less in some of the trims compared to what you could get it for last year. The Highlander debuted at the New York Auto Show and the front end and cabin had been revised.

The 3.5 V6 litre engine comes with 295 horses and 263 torque and it offers eight speed auto gearing. In the LE and above there is Stop and Start technology and a six cylinder Hybrid engine with electric motor, taking it to 306 horses. If you go for the green versions you get all-wheel drive but the rest are offered in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.

There is plenty of technology offered in the 2017 Toyota Highlander and this includes Safety Sense P driver assistance as standard and backup camera. This means the vehicle offers lane departure, adaptive cruise control, vehicle pre-collision, automatic high beam and pedestrian system.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander is offered with the electric assisted setup for $37, 210 in the LE and above trim. The XLE trim is $42, 270. You can get the hybrid with a cheaper price tag in the Limited and Limited Platinum. You save $3, 110 on the Limited as it comes in at $45, 700. The Platinum has had a price drop of $2, 605 as it is now $48, 820.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander should be making its way into the US in November.

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