This Is Why The Toyota Highlander Was Ranked Top SUV In 2018

What’s The Secret?

The Toyota Highlander is one crossover SUV that has given the motoring world a different outlook. It has combined comfort, safety measures, and great value that is enormously enticing consumers within its class.

One of the elements that has set it apart is its utilization of space. From enough leg room for the driver to great sufficient and comfortable sitting allowance for the passenger. The Highlander is a crossover that has attempted to set itself apart with family-friendliness as a strong selling point.

And there are more characteristics that demonstrate this aspect. Consider for instance the three rows of sitting, and a maximum capacity of eight passengers.

You will agree that the Highlander is indeed appropriately placed as a family car that easily accommodates luggage like a truck. The third row may be a little squeezed for an average adult but kids will feel very much at home with that.

The Highlander comes in a selection of six models namely the LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum, with each one of them distinguishing itself from the other with a given characteristic. THE LE Plus, for instance, has the V6 engine (optional on the LE), a power liftgate and tri-zone automatic climate control.

There are three engine preferences that the Highlander presents: a 2.7-liter I-4 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, a 3.5-liter V-6 with 295 hp and 263 lb-ft. All these engine options, however, come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The base four-cylinder engine and the V-6 are packaged in an eight-speed automatic transmission. This is a road monster that has been packaged for optimized road performance.

One other the pleasant notes for the Highlander is that nothing much has changed even with the 2017 refresh that has been given to the brand, but it still looks modern enough to trend.

With a top speed of 115 mph, 295 hp, and picking from 0-60 mph in just 7.0 secs. The Highlander is no doubt in a class of its own, especially as far as family-friendly SUVs can go.