The new 2014 Toyota Highlander arrived at the New York Auto Show last Wednesday, and from grille to boot, it’s clearly the work of Toyota designers. The new large Toyota does not open new opportunities, but this is an attractive interpretation of aesthetic SUV.
The choice of transmission does not deviate from the current line of Highlander: ordinary gasoline transmission remain 2.7-liter four-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6, working in a team with an automatic six-speed gearbox, or hybrid Highlander with 3.5-liter V6 and electric motor. Toyota says V6 will improve fuel savings due to transmission changes, but no specific features have yet been announced. Front -wheel drive and all -wheel drive models will be available.
In accordance with the clientele of Highlander, Toyota devoted quite a bit of time of the internal part. But noise insulation improved by 30% at the request of the company.
Outside, changes are noticeable – a large grille of the radiator, fog lights, and the size of the SUV is quite impressive. Due to the high cost of the car, it is advisable to purchase it from the secondary market after checking the thickness of the paintwork, t.to. subsequent repairs will be expensive if you are deceived in the sale. Paintwork thickness gauges are not very expensive, especially since there are companies that will check the car you need for a fee.
While most families will probably use the third row of an SUV sparingly, Toyota has made it easier to get access from the second row of seats to the third, while adding about 7-8 centimeters to the entry-exit space.
A set of standard and optional features of the Toyota Highlander includes a blindspot control system, rollback warning, and pedestrian tracking. A rearview camera is now standard and displays on a 6.1-inch touchscreen, or an 8-inch on higher trims. Toyota’s Entune multimedia system is also standard.