Canada’s favourite mid-size SUV just got a lot more awesome, so if you are looking for a vehicle that is sleek, stylish, safe, reliable, and built to accommodate a crowd in comfort you are going to love the 2017 Highlander. Here we look at what the fuss is all about.
Gas or hybrid? You choose!
The 2017 Highlander comes in two fantastic engine options, each of which offers plenty of power and enviable fuel economy ratings.
The gas powered option pairs an 8 speed transmission with a 3.5L Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission that features Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence. It is available in both Front Wheel Drive and All Wheel Drive; you will enjoy a towing capacity of up to 2,268 kg, and get a fuel economy rating of 10.3L/100km (combined).
The hybrid option showcases a 3.5L 6-cylinder DOHC engine that operates seamlessly with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system and both the XLE and Limited models are offered in All Wheel Drive configurations. The towing capacity is 1,587 kg and its fuel economy rating is just 8.3L/100km (combined).
All the latest technology
Toyota has been making quite a name for itself in recent years with its high tech features and functions and the new Highlander has all of the latest on full display. Whether you are looking for voice recognition, keyless entry, Bluetooth capabilities or start/stop technology, this amazing vehicle has it all, including a 6.1” touch screen audio display and 4 USB charging hubs.
Available upgrades include SMS-to-speech and Email-to-speech capabilities, AVN Premium Navigation, a Power Rear Door, as well as an EasySpeak system that makes communicating with 3rd row passengers easy without raising your voice. There is even a Bird’s Eye View Monitor that provides a 360° view of everything surrounding your vehicle; SiriusXM Satellite Radio is available, and the JBL Synthesis Audio System is a must for music lovers.
Safe as a bank
You and your passengers can rest easy in a 2017 Highlander, because this is one of the safest rides on the road. Toyota’s Star Safety System and its suite of six driver assisting technologies are on board; 8 airbags protect you from every angle, while Front and Rear Sonar makes parking almost anywhere stress free and easy.
A Blind Sport Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert will keep you safe when changing lanes or reversing out of a parking spot while heated side mirrors prevent snow or ice from undermining your visibility. The Toyota Safety Sense P package also comes standard, with features including automatic high beams, a pre-collision warning system and lane departure alert.
At Noral Toyota we take great pride in offering a massive selection of Canada’s finest new and used vehicles and our team of professionals specialise in helping drivers like you find your perfect ride. Just give us a call, get in touch online or drop by in person here at 10129 MacDonald Ave Fort McMurray and make 2017 the year you finally drive a quality vehicle that you want, need and deserve.