2016 Toyota Highlander Redesign, Release Date and Price

Rumors has been circulating that the 2016 Toyota Highlander will be introduced later this year. According to some sources, the new SUV is rumored to have new styling all over its body and far more durable than the previous model. Power output is also increased thanks to the new engine options. All these updates should satisfy the high demands of Highlander fans in the North America.

2016 Toyota Highlander Redesign

The car performance will also be kept at its peak. This is because it will receive better gadgets and structures to help boost its performance. This includes the sophisticated safety systems, control units and entertainment structures that will work to enhance comfort standards and riding experience. The cabin will also be increased to help increase cargo space and the passenger comfort. Durability is also a major concern as new and better quality products will be used to improve the ability to the car to withstand all kinds of damages and harsh conditions.

Exterior

Judging by some spy shots which were found, the newest addition to the production line of this company, 2016 Toyota Highlander, will get a substantial facelift. New design of headlights, more aggressive-looking and lifted front fascia, new back structure, elegantly reshaped wings and overall body design will definitely make people on the street turn around to take another look at this mid-size SUV when you pass them by. Aerodynamics will also see significant improvements over the previous model, making it quicker and easier to go 0 to 60 as a start. Also, it will sport 18-inch alloy wheels with an option of selecting 19-inch alloy wheels.

Redesigned 2016 Toyota Highlander Side View

Interior

Interior of the 2016 Toyota Highlander model will gets some great modifications. This include the installation of more sophisticated gadgets such as pre-collision system, rear cross traffics, automatic cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, blind spot monitoring, antilock brake system, heated seats, electric steering, touch screen interface,etc. The cabin will also be made more luxurious and spacious. A four wheel drive mechanism will also be used as way to boost the overall performance of this car model. Durability is an important key with this car and it is equipped with good quality products and this has been designed to ensure that the car is capable to endure even in harsh conditions.

2016 Toyota Highlander Dashboard with Modern Technology

Powertrain

The 2016 Toyota Highlander is expected to be presented in 2 engine options. The first model will run on a V6 3.5 liter engine and its is expected to generate up to 270 hp, while the second one will run on a 4-cylinder 2.7 liter engine and it is expected to generate up to 185 hp. the two engines mentioned are expected to be coupled with six-speed automatic transmission. Its fuel economy is expected to be improved especially since it features V6 engine, which is known to promote fuel economy. During city drive, its fuel consumption will be 20 mpg, while the fuel consumption during highway drive will be 25 mpg. It is expected to come with hybrid version that will feature very powerful battery. It is expected to be presented in 4-wheel drive option.

2016 Toyota Highlander Rear View with AWD System

2016 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Price

The 2016 Toyota Highlander is expected to be introduced in late 2015 or early 2016, sales should commence soon after. Main competition will be the Kia Explorer and the Durango. Official pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but we estimate that pricing range will be start from $38,000 to $48,000. Stay tuned for more information in the future as it becomes available.

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