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New 2017 Toyota Highlander Upgrades Performance, Safety and Style

Official 2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Design

A fan favorite here at White River Toyota is getting a makeover and is set to make its debut at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. The revamped 2017 Toyota Highlander will take center stage on March 23 at the auto show and will feature significant performance, safety and style upgrades that will make this class-leading crossover even more impressive.

While the current 2016 Toyota Highlander is a tremendous option for Vermont and New Hampshire families, we can wait to get behind the wheel of the reenergized Highlander. Take a closer look at the official 2017 Toyota Highlander release date and design for more information.

When Will the 2017 Toyota Highlander Arrive?

Featuring a new style and an enhanced powertrain, the 2017 Toyota Highlander will be more capable and more dynamic than ever. We can’t wait to see all the updates that will go into this new three-row crossover when it arrives at White River Toyota. If you are looking forward to the arrival of the new Toyota Highlander as much as we are, you can expect it to arrive in the dealership showroom in the fall of 2016. Stay tuned into the White River Toyota Blog for more information.

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Toyota Highlander Performance Upgrades

Already in the upper echelon of three-row, midsize crossovers, current Toyota Highlander models provide an athletic performance with efficient powertrains. This year, the 2017 Toyota Highlander will implement an enhanced powertrain that is sure to improve power output and efficiency. Base Toyota Highlander trims will still employ the 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid powertrain will remain largely unchanged.

Where you will find a significant level of change is with the V-6-powered 2017 Toyota Highlander. Employing a refined 3.5-liter Direct Injection V-6 engine, the upgraded Toyota Highlander is expected to manufacture more power than ever before and will improve driving dynamics. Paired with an exclusive Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission, the new Highlander will provide a responsive and fuel-efficient performance. An all-new Stop and Start Engine System will further upgrade fuel-economy ratings.

Official 2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Design at White River Toyota-White River Junction VT-Red 2017 Toyota Highlander Rear Exterior
Official 2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Design at White River Toyota-White River Junction VT-Black 2017 Toyota Highlander Luxury Interior

Toyota Highlander Design and Style Upgrades

Current Toyota Highlander models feature an athletic design that is complemented by exceptional performance. The revamped 2017 Toyota Highlander will be even more of a head turner than the previous edition. New upper and lower grille designs are standard on all trim levels and are upgraded by different finishes, including a silver painted finish and a chrome painted finish for upper trims. Three new and vivid colors will highlight the new design.

A new addition to the Toyota Highlander model lineup is a sporty Highlander SE trim level. Riding on 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels and a sport-tuned suspension, the Toyota Highlander SE delivers a dynamic ride. The new trim level is made even more eye-catching with a dark paint treatment for the front grille, headlamp housings and roof rails. Inside, the Toyota Highlander SE features black leather seats with silver accent stitching and black treatments throughout the cabin.

Toyota Highlander Safety Upgrades

Safety is another asset of the family-friendly Toyota Highlander that gets an upgrade for the new edition. Toyota Safety Sense P is now available for upper trim levels and will include a Pedestrian Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beams. To further enhance your family’s safety, Toyota engineers have added the exclusive Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan system. This system provides panoramic and 360-degree views of your surroundings for increased safety.

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If you and your family are looking for a new crossover, the 2017 Toyota Highlander promises best-in-class performance, safety and style. Armed with the information provided in our overview of the official 2017 Toyota Highlander release date and design, you know what to look forward to when the new Toyota Highlander joins the White River Toyota inventory in fall of 2016. Stay tuned for more information about the athletic Toyota crossover.