2016 Toyota Highlander Specs & Features
Toyota’s popular midsize crossover, the Highlander, was just completely renovated and modernized for the 2014 model year, so the vehicle is still pretty fresh. With that in mind, very little changed for the most recent model year, but that doesn’t make the newest version any less of a great option. We thought we’d take a closer look at the 2016 Toyota Highlander specs & features to show you exactly why we think it’s such a good choice
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“The Toyota Highlander is a great family vehicle for Canadians who are always on the go, and want a roomy and versatile vehicle. Our popular mid-size SUV is offered in seven models – all featuring a sleek, dynamic exterior and a beautiful, functional interior, plus the smooth ride and dynamic handling leave drivers looking forward to every trip,” stated the Vice President at Toyota Canada Inc., Larry Hutchinson.
2016 Toyota Highlander Specifications
In a crossover like the 2016 Toyota Highlander, the most important specifications are generally seen to be power and space. More power means it will be able to better carry you and your passengers, as well as whatever cargo you might be pulling along for the ride. As for space, you not only want to make sure everyone is comfortable, but make sure you’ve got plenty of space for those things that you need on the road with you, like luggage for a road trip.
Looking at power in the 2016 Highlander, there is only one engine option unless you’re interested in the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. If that isn’t the case, then your crossover will be powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that is capable of doling out 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.
As for space in the crossover, there is plenty of room to fit up to 7 or 8 passengers depending on the model you choose. Cargo capacity varies between the seven different models, but behind the third row there is roughly 13.5 cu. ft. of space to hold cargo in each model, roughly 42 cu. ft. behind the second row and right around 83.5 cu. ft. behind the first row, with all of the back seats folded. Whichever model you get, you should have plenty of space to hold whatever you need to bring along.
2016 Toyota Highlander Features
In terms of features, the 2016 Highlander is packed with plenty of great things that enhance everything from the convenience of the vehicle to the safety and even the entertainment within the cabin. Entertainment features include things like an 8” Display Audio System and 12-speaker JBL Synthesis Audio system, depending on which trim level you choose. Safety includes the STAR Safety System, and other features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Toyota’s Pre-Collision System, while convenience is enhanced by features like the Smart Key System.
These are only a few of the great features found in the 2016 Toyota Highlander, so if you’d like to know more specifics don’t hesitate to give us a call. If you already feel like this is the right vehicle for you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website and we’d be happy to get you behind the wheel at your earliest convenience.