2018 Toyota Highlander Review
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The recently released 2018 Toyota Highlander is following the Toyota tradition of being a powerful, reliable, and high-tech midsize SUV. Car shoppers near San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon will want to learn more about it as they’re considering options for their next new ride. Our team at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego can help with that.
We’ve written up this 2018 Toyota Highlander review, so you can get a closer look at this model’s specs and features and decide if it’s the right fit for your and your family. Read on for more on this exciting new vehicle!
Toyota Highlander Interior
You’ll find seating for up to eight passengers in the roomy interior of the 2018 Highlander, with available captain’s chairs in the second row that reduce the seating capacity to seven, but boost comfort and versatility. Driver and passenger seats are 6-way and 4-way adjustable, respectively, with more movements and lumbar support available in higher trims.
For storage, the Highlander offers 13.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third row of seats. That expands to 42.3 cubic feet behind the second row and a massive 83.7 cubic feet behind the first row. All bench seats have 60/40 split ability for even more flexibility. Whether you’re carting lots of people or gear, a configuration exists for you.
The base Toyota Highlander features an Entune™ infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen (8.0 inches for higher trims). You can stream music or call hands-free via Bluetooth® wireless technology and enjoy the CD player, MP3 capabilities, and SiriusXM® satellite radio—all standard. T
he Highlander’s Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite has helped make it a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Active safety tech includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which lets you drive at a preset speed that automatically changes based on traffic ahead of you. Features like Lane Departure Alert and the Pre-Collision System, plus with Automatic High Beams, also come standard.
Learn more about Toyota Safety Sense™ P in this article.
Toyota Highlander Specs
For a surge you’ll feel as you climb steep inclines or merge onto highways, choose the 2018 Highlander and its 3.5L V6 engine for up to 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5L V6 produces an EPA-estimated 21 city/27 highway MPG for a fuel-efficient ride that can cut down on your stops at the pump.1 With 8-speed automatic transmission and an available stop-and-start engine system—which shuts down the engine when the vehicle’s resting at stoplights or elsewhere—the Highlander optimizes its fuel economy. These features have helped earn this model an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV II) rating.
Test Drive the 2018 Toyota Highlander
We hope you enjoyed our 2018 Toyota Highlander review, but we know you might have your own set of questions. Feel free to visit Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, or contact us anytime to speak with our auto experts and discover more about the Toyota Highlander.
Our team is always standing by to serve shoppers near San Diego, Kearny Mesa, and El Cajon. You can also schedule a test drive of the 2018 Highlander for some experience behind the wheel. If you schedule an appointment in advance, we’ll have a shiny, new Highlander ready to go when you arrive!
1 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.