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Toyota Highlander: Feature-Filled Family Friendly

The Toyota Highlander is a midsize SUV that has been called a "pioneering vehicle." This is because it was one of the first midsize crossover SUVs to be seen in American car lots when it made its 2001 model year debut. It has what is called a "unibody design," which is heavily car-based. From the very beginning, the Highlander has given its owners many more benefits than other traditional SUVs on the market have. It has good fuel economy, excellent handling, good safety features, and a quiet cabin and is easy for passengers to enter and exit.

The many features of the Toyota Highlander have resulted in it becoming one of the most popular crossover SUVs. It draws in consumers that want SUV styling, cargo space, and third-row seating without sacrificing comfort and fuel economy.

Basically, the Highlander is the ideal SUV for shoppers looking for a spacious, easy-to-drive vehicle that can carry a lot of cargo and handle bad weather conditions. Its versatility and amazing features are definitely something to appreciate.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander versus the Previous Model Year

In 2016, Toyota debuted a 2017 model with an 8-speed automatic transmission that replaced the 6-speed automatic transmission. It comes with the D4-S direct injection fuel system and a revamped V6 engine. The 2017 Highlander also has a new headlight and taillight style and a new fascia. The SE, XLE, and LE Hybrid trims have brand-new interior and exterior colors. 

The 2017 Toyota Highlander is a well-rounded midsize SUV that most likely has everything you are looking for in an SUV with third-row seating. It's the right size for families, it's not difficult to maneuver, and it has an impressive V6 engine. The overall driving experience is one between isolation and comfort. 

Furthermore, the driver and passengers get four USB ports so that those hungry for power can give their devices the juice that they need. Drivers and passengers will also feel more secure because of the Safety Sense package that has such technology as autonomous braking that can help stop collisions.

Overall, buyers get a vehicle that is basically a slam-dunk in its class. The 2017 Highlander has Toyota's reliability and technology, as well as a high resale value for when you want to trade it in for a newer model.
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The History of the Toyota Highlander

The midsize crossover SUV's existence was announced at the New York Auto Show in 2000. The Highlander is the crossover version of the midsize 4Runner and was a best-selling SUV in 2006 before the RAV4 took the title. 

The first generation began in November 2000 and continued until May 2007. It shared its platform with the Toyota Harrier and Lexus RX. The vehicle came with five or seven seats and became a worldwide success. Additionally, it came in all-wheel and front-wheel drive with independent rear suspension, which made for a comfortable ride. Three trims were available. 

By 2004, the wheels on the Limited trim were changed to alloy ones with five spokes. The base model wheels also changed from steel to alloy. Toyota remained consistent with the updates in 2001, 2003, and 2005. The second generation began in 2007, with the next update coming in 2010. The third generation began in 2013, with the last update being in 2016 for the 2017 model year.


Take the Toyota Highlander for a Test-Drive 

If you have a family or you just want an SUV that will seat more than five people, the Toyota Highlander may be what you're looking for. At Toyota of Boerne, we want to give you the finest buying experience. We have put many buyers throughout Boerne, Texas, in the vehicle of their dreams. Stop by today and let us put you in the vehicle you have always wanted. Not only can you test-drive the Toyota Highlander, we have a wide selection of additional cars, trucks, and SUVs that you can see. Find exactly what you need at our dealership.