Highlander has undergone some changes in its 2017 model so don’t expect too much from the new 2018 Toyota Highlander. Yes, the 2018 model will get some updates and changes but you shouldn’t expect any drastic or grandeur work along the way. After all, Toyota has planned a completely different redesigned program for their 2020 model so it is pretty safe to assume that only minor tweaks that are happening for the 2018 model.
Updates and Changes
So, what should you expect from the new 2018 Toyota Highlander? Well, nothing much except for the new color addition or some minor refreshed work. It is possible that powertrain is tweaked a little with the addition comfort for the three row seating arrangement. With the Highlander 18 inches wheel, the SUV is able to accommodate eight passengers comfortably without compromising the overall performance and ability.
For the 2018 model, there will be only a tad bit changes from the 2017 so it is pretty understandable if people prefer to pass it. Fuel efficient engine line will remain although you shouldn’t expect too much from the changes either.
Rumor has it that the new 2018 Toyota Highlander will be coming with the addition colors – which can be quite interesting although it doesn’t have much to offer. With Silver Celestial Metallic and Walnut Toasted Pearl, the overall design of the new Highlander should be more appealing. Not to mention that there will be better taillights with redesigned bigger grille that will have its own finish, depending on the types and trims. For the Platinum and Limited, it will be a painted chrome. For the SE, it will be shadow treatment and for the others, it will be silver tint.
It is most likely that the Highlander will be coming with V6 direction injection engine with 3.5 liter capacity with auto eight speed transmission delivering 295 hp of power and 263 Nm of torque. The Highlander hybrid will be using the combination of electric battery and V6 engine, delivering 306 hp of power – which is an increase from the previous 280 hp of power. The Highlander is coming with AWD system not for the offroad purpose but more to tackle gravel setting or snowy area.
Release Date and Price
Price may be up but not too much. It is predicted that the base trim of 2018 Toyota Highlander will be sold at around $32,000 while the highest one will be sold at around $48,000.