2018 Toyota Highlander Review

2018 Toyota Highlander Review - The 2018 Toyota Highlander has a without flaw size for some families. It's not very unwieldy to move, yet its inside ought to offer all that could possibly be needed space for growing broods. Its new V6 engine — standard on most trims — likewise awes with competent increasing speed and similarly great efficiency, while the driving background strikes a decent harmony between solace, disconnection and driver criticism.

You're likewise prone to value the 2018 Toyota Highlander's well-made, flexible cabin, which picks up an extra four USB ports for 2018 — your eager for power children will unquestionably affirm. At that point there's the recently standard Safety Sense bundle, with advancements, for example, autonomous braking to help maintain a strategic distance from or alleviate crashes.

Still, the Highlander falls short in a few zones. Its third row is confined, just like those in numerous midsize SUVs designed to carry seven individuals. Dull dealing with is additionally a typical issue with numerous midsize SUVs, and the Highlander is the same. Past these issues, the 2018 Toyota Highlander's base engine is one of the weakest in the class, however it conveys superior to normal mileage. Another optional V6 engine has better power, however the new transmission it's matched with doesn't generally make great utilization of that power.

2018 Toyota Highlander. Key Competitors

2018 Toyota Highlander Review. Trims and Prices

The 2018 Toyota Highlander comes standard with a noteworthy level of standard safety features, joined by an all around prepared infotainment framework. There are five available trims: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, and Limited. Beginning costs go from $30,630 for the base LE trim to $43,140 for the top Limited trim. Toyota additionally offers a Highlander Hybrid, which is surveyed independently.

Toyota Highlander LE

The base LE trim ($30,630) is the main Highlander model powered by a four-cylinder engine. It accompanies a six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive, and seat situates in the two rear rows. It is additionally luxuriously prepared at this cost point. The standard infotainment focus features a 6.1-inch touch screen, six speakers, a USB port, voice summons, Bluetooth, and Siri Eyes Free. Other standard features incorporate a rearview camera, warmed side mirrors, and Toyota Safety Sense (which incorporates forward impact cautioning and braking, person on foot identification, lane takeoff cautioning, lane keep help, automatic high shafts, and adaptive cruise control). You can move up to a V6 engine and all-wheel drive for about $3,500.

Toyota Highlander LE Plus

The Toyota LE Plus ($36,520) accompanies a 8-inch touch-screen show, route, satellite radio, and HD Radio included with the LE Plus trim's infotainment framework. This model additionally includes tri-zone automatic atmosphere control, a mix of texture and manufactured calfskin seating upholstery, a cowhide wrapped steering wheel, and a tallness flexible power liftgate.

Toyota Highlander XLE

The Highlander XLE ($38,520) accompanies redesigned enhancements like cell phone incorporation with the infotainment framework's Entune App Suite, a 8-inch touch screen with a split-screen show, cowhide upholstery in the front-and second-row seats, warmed front seats, an all encompassing moonroof, a nearness key, push-catch begin, a 120-volt family unit style outlet, second-row retractable window shades, Driver Easy Speak, roof rails, blind side checking, and rear cross traffic alert.

Toyota Highlander Limited

The Highlander Limited ($43,140) features punctured calfskin upholstery, warmed and ventilated front seats, a 12-speaker JBL premium sound framework, and rear stopping sensors.

Toyota Highlander Review. Engine Performance Specs

Three essential powertrain decisions confront 2018 Toyota Highlander purchasers. Base LE models accompany a 185-horsepower 2.7-liter 4-cylinder powering the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. We say skip it unless spending plan is your greatest need, in light of the fact that the 295-horsepower V6 with 8-speed automatic has 110 more steeds, as well as actually shows signs of improvement roadway efficiency too (27 mpg versus 24 mpg). At that point there's the hybrid, which consolidates a form of the V6 with electric engines for a sum of 306 horsepower.

All-wheel drive (AWD) is a choice on all Highlander V6 models, including hybrids, however unless you require the additional footing for foul climate, we propose skipping it for the better efficiency you get from front-wheel drive (FWD).

At 20 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the thruway, the 2018 Toyota Highlander's base four-cylinder engine acquires better than expected efficiency gauges for a midsize SUV. More power typically implies more fuel use. Notwithstanding, the Highlander is considerably more fuel-productive with its new-for-2018 V6 engine. With it, the front-wheel drive Highlander can accomplish up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the thruway. While the V6 engine's small fuel investment funds won't offset the cost of an engine update, its extra power over the base engine makes it deserving of your thought, if your financial plan allows.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander's soft suspension keeps inhabitants agreeable over long extends of roadway. Adding to the Highlander's solace is its all around protected cabin, which makes a decent showing with regards to of keeping outside commotion where it has a place. Despite the fact that its steering and solid brakes impart trust in drivers, take a corner too rapidly and the Highlander presentations body incline. While unwieldy dealing with can be run of the mill of the class, there are a couple genuinely nimble midsize SUVs available.

2018 Toyota Highlander. Exterior Concept

2018 Toyota Highlander Exterior Review
For 2018, Toyota Highlander gets various huge midcycle changes. The styling has been refreshed, highlighted by a bigger, more articulated grille and redesigned LED taillights.

The 2018 Highlander's grille is immense, after the huge grille pattern that has been snappy for as far back as couple of years. However it emphasizes the effectively limit nose of this midsize SUV, with various models getting distinctive trims, appearing to contract the headlights all the while. Whatever is left of the Highlander is essentially untouched, in spite of the fact that the new Highlander SE gets a power outage trim bundle that tones down the grille and at last looks entirely great.

The styling refreshes additionally encourage a design that was at that point a takeoff of sorts from the Highlander's insipid forerunners, and in spite of the fact that the grille won't engage everyone, it's surely unmistakable.

2018 Toyota Highlander Review. Interior Design

The 2018 Toyota Highlander inside is to a great extent the same as a year ago, except for extra USB ports, new seat upholstery, and a couple of other particular trim overhauls. That is fine with us, as the Highlander's inside is one of its solid focuses. The agreeable front-and second row seats are awesome for lengthy drives, and minimal ones in the third row will be fulfilled, in spite of the fact that grown-ups ought to skip it. The dash-width retire in advance is ideal for your wallet, cell phone, keys or whatever else, and the colossal focus support canister can without much of a stretch swallow anything too huge for the rack.

Bottomless seat alterations, including power-customizable thigh bolster (an uncommon feature) on most trim levels. Adequate seat and extending wheel go for taller drivers. It can be hard to achieve the third row, as the second row (be it chief's seats or the seat) doesn't give a wide way to the route back. The doors are vast, however, and the seats are of a sensible tallness.

As is valid for most contenders, the first and second rows give bountiful space to grown-up inhabitants. The third row is squishier than that of the Honda Pilot in spite of having three safety belts — just small children are probably going to fit three side by side back there. Nature of materials is high, and over the span of our one-year long haul trial of a Highlander, everything in the cabin remained pleasantly screwed together. Great.
2018 Toyota Highlander Interior Review

Toyota Highlander Review. Safety and Features

The 2018 Toyota Highlander gets a five-out-of-five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It wins four stars in the frontal and rollover crash tests and five stars in the side crash test. The Honda Pilot gets a similar crash test scores in all cases.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety still can't seem to give crash test appraisals to the 2018 Toyota Highlander. The 2016 Highlander, be that as it may, got the establishment's most astounding honor – Top Safety Pick+, as did its two past models. The 2017 Honda Pilot gets flawless crash scores from the IIHS, and in addition a Superior rating for its front crash assurance innovation, acquiring it a Top Safety Pick+ grant.

The base-model 2018 Highlander LE still accompanies the 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, a combo useful for mileage yet very little else. Nonetheless, it likewise comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense Plus (TSS-P), which packages cutting edge safety outfit like dynamic cruise control, forward-impact cautioning with walker identification, automatic high shafts, and lane-takeoff alert and cautioning.

There's 8-traveler seating, standard rearview camera, tilt/extending steering wheel, day/night rearview mirror, and three 12-volt assistant power outlets (two in advance and one in the second row), and a 6.1-inch touch-screen show with Toyota's Entune sound framework, Bluetooth and voice acknowledgment. - 2018 Toyota Highlander Review
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