The 2019 Toyota Highlander should be something great from Japanese car manufacturer. Toyota comes as one of the best car manufacturers in the world.
This new generation of midsize SUV will be a warrior of the gravel rocks. It is going to be a usual SUV with a better exterior look. It seems that the manufacturer has decided to make the line rekindled. The change will focus on the improvements of both style and design. Toyota also includes better drive features and technologies for this car. It is going to be available in both variants: gas and hybrid. It’s just the way to deliver what becomes important in the new Toyota Highlander 2019. Main rivals are going to be Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder and Honda Pilot.
2019 Toyota Highlander redesign
The exterior part of the 2019 Toyota Highlander seems a little bit delicate in the term of appearance. Since its predecessor inherited exterior look from 2017-year model we expect that next generation will not be same as the previous version that we used to know with tough and macho style. Toyota will focus on the combination of sophistication, strength, and comfort. We can learn from its refined features of the exterior including elegant model.
|2019 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER DIMENSIONS|
|Length||192.5 in. (4,890 mm)|
|Width||75.8 in. (1,925 mm)|
|Height||68.1 in. (1,730 mm)|
|Wheelbase||109.8 in. (2,790 mm)|
|Min. ground clearance||8.0 in. (203 mm)|
|Colors||Alumina Jade Metallic, Attitude Black Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Ohh La La Rouge Mica, Predawn Gray Mica, Salsa Red Pearl, Shoreline Blue Pearl and Toasted Walnut Pearl|
The new 2019 Highlander is going to be available in five trim levels: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum. Hybrid version of the Highlander will be available only with LE, XLE, Limited and Limited Platinum trims. Based on the chosen model, we can find different aesthetic taillights, headlights, and bumpers. Base model will come with halogen smoked headlights while higher trims are available with dark-blacked feature. When it comes to car market it is going to be available in nine exterior colors: Alumina Jade Metallic, Attitude Black Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Ohh La La Rouge Mica, Predawn Gray Mica, Salsa Red Pearl, Shoreline Blue Pearl and Toasted Walnut Pearl.
Aside from its exterior quality, the new Toyota Highlander 2019 includes refined leather seats. We will be able to adjust them electrically. These seats also have the features of heating and ventilation. Both the air conditioner and parking brake is standard. Overall, the systems and features inside this car seem regular. There are Bluetooth, entertainment systems, sunroof, 8 airbags, and safety features. This car is just something that gives the comfort for the driver. It may carry 5 adults at once with its 2 rows of leather seats. The cream trim of the 2019 Toyota Highlander provides more relaxing ambience inside the car. Both the safety and infotainment systems are quite reliable too.
When it comes to safety there will be Toyota Safety Sense system that also includes Pre-Collision system with Pedestrian detection, Auto high beams, Lane departure alert with steering assist and Dynamic radar cruise control. There is also STAR Safety system as standard. It includes Traction control, Enhanced vehicle stability control, Electronic Brake-force distribution, Anti-lock brake system, Brake assist and Smart stop technology. For better driving experience there are couple driver assist systems, such as Hill start assist control, Tire pressure monitor system, Engine immobilizer, Downhill assist control and Blind spot monitor with Rear cross traffic alert.
New Toyota Highlander 2019 specs changes
Under the hood of the new Toyota Highlander 2019, we will be able to find 2 types of engine. Both of them use a turbocharger technology with ULEV label. Those engines usually comes with very low emissions. The weaker 4-cylinder engine comes with 2.7-liter of capacity that produces 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This one uses 6-speed automatic transmission with sequential shift and snow mode. Stronger engine includes 6 cylinders with 3.5-liter capacity. It can deliver 295 horses and 263 lb-ft of torque. Unlike smaller engine, this powerplant comes paired with Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel economy for both engines should be around 22 mpg of combined drive. When properly equipped the 2019 Toyota Highlander towing capacity can go up to 5,000 lb. Although it has a delicate design, the car is well made to withstand harsh weather conditions. In fact, the car is able to pass through challenging terrain without hassles, thanks to all-wheel drive system with Dynamic Torque Control.
|2019 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER SPECIFICATIONS|
|Engine type||2.7-liter I4 16-valve DOHC||3.5-liter V6 24-valve DOHC||3.5-liter V6 + 2 Electric motors / generators|
|Horsepower||185 HP @ 5,800 rpm||295 HP @ 6,600 rpm||306 HP – total system|
|Torque||184 lb-ft @ 4,200rpm||263 lb-ft @ 4,700||TBD|
|Transmission type||6-speed ECT-i||Direct Shift 8-speed ECT-i||Electronically controled CVT|
|Max. towing capacity||1,500 lbs (680 kg)||5,000 lbs (2,270 kg)||3,500 lbs (1,590 kg)|
|Fuel capacity||19.2 gal. (72,7 liter)||19.2 gal. (72,7 liter)||17.2 gal (65,1 liter)|
|Fuel economy||20/24/22 mpg||20/27/23 mpg||29/27/28 mpg|
Hybrid version of the 2019 Highlander comes powered by 3.5-liter V6 combined with three electric motors – generators. First electric motor – generator uses as engine starter and control of the transmission control. Other two engines drives front or rear wheels, and they produces electricity through regenerative braking. This hybrid system has 306 of total system horsepower with fuel economy rated at 29 mpg of combined drive. It comes with AWD-I drivetrain while its transmission type includes Electronically controlled CVT (continuously variable system).
2019 Toyota Highlander price and release date
In the term of price and release date, the new Toyota Highlander 2019 will be available in first half of 2018. The car includes both spacious and modern appearance. All of the qualities and features above will make the buyers satisfied. How much should we pay to bring this delicate care home? The price will depend on the engine selection and chose trim level. Its cost range should vary from $30,000 to $39,000. We need to be patient waiting for the further details and information related to the new Toyota midsize SUV. Such number is nothing compared to the comfort provided by the car. The main competitors to the new 2019 Toyota Highlander will be Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder.