What is the Stop and Start Engine System in the 2017 Toyota Highlander?

What is the Stop and Start Engine System in the 2017 Toyota Highlander?

Stop and Start technology is becoming a popular feature, even if it isn’t always understood. If you’re wondering what the Stop and Start Engine system is in the 2017 Toyota Highlander, you should check out our blog explaining what it is and how it works!

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How does the Stop and Start feature in the Toyota Highlander work?

City driving can involve a lot of stopping — even on the highways when rush hour can make driving much less efficient. This is why features like Stop and Start are becoming more and more popular. What it does is shut down your engine and puts you in standby when you come to a stop (like at a red light or stop sign). Releasing the brake will then start you back up again. Not only does this increase your MPG, but it will also decrease your emissions.

When should you disable the Stop and Start Engine System in the Highlander?

There are a few reasons why you might wish to disable the Stop and Start feature for the 2017 Toyota Highlander. Thankfully, doing so is easy! Some circumstances where we’d recommend switch off the feature is if you’re towing, noticing a drop in performance from your air conditioner, or if your windshield fogs up because your engine is off. Instead of disabling the feature, you’re also able to change the length of time that your engine stops.

Interested in experimenting with the Stop and Start engine system in the 2017 Toyota Highlander? Come by White River Toyota for a test drive!