Highlander Specials in Manassas, VA
Toyota Highlander: Room for Everyone and Everything
The Toyota Highlander is a midsize SUV with three rows of seating and the ability to fit up to eight passengers. It is a great alternative for families who want the versatility of a minivan but aren’t too keen on the styling of those vehicles. This SUV is bold and stylish, with a sporty feel and the ability to customize it in numerous ways, both inside and out. The Highlander has a strong V6 engine that ensures you always have enough power for your task, whether that is just a daily drive, merging on the highway, or towing up to 5,000 pounds. The interior of the Highlander is highly versatile and can be as luxurious as you want with connectivity to spare. There are five USB ports so everyone can charge their devices, and the rear seats both split and fold to let you adjust cargo space however you need. Parents and children alike will also appreciate available features like the rear-seat entertainment system complete with wireless headphones. Bring the family into Miller Toyota in Manassas, VA to get a feel for the Toyota Highlander. We think you’ll love it!
2016 vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander: What Was Updated
The Toyota Highlander was redesigned just a few years ago, and the 2017 model is the first since then to see significant updates. These updates span the powertrain, features, and styling. While the body of the 2017 Highlander remains the same, the already large trapezoidal grille has grown until it reaches nearly the bottom of the vehicle’s bumper. Every trim has its own take on the grille with the slats appearing in gloss-black, chrome, or silver. As you drive away, those around you will now be able to admire standard LED lighting elements in the redesigned taillights. The interior styling remains the same between the 2016 and 2017 models, but you can now opt for a bench seat on the top two trims, which were previously only offered with second-row captain’s chairs.
Looking under the hood of the 2017 Toyota Highlander will show you some updates, as well. Both the 2016 and 2017 Highlander have a 3.5-liter V6, but the 2017 model is new and increases output to 295 horsepower plus 263 pound-feet. This engine is also more efficient thanks to engineering, the new 8-speed automatic transmission, and the automatic start/stop system. This new V6 is also featured on the Highlander Hybrid, and the new SE trim has sharper handling thanks to its retuned suspension. The biggest changes for the 2017 Highlander involve technology and features, including the newly standard Toyota Safety Sense suite and the blind spot monitoring system becoming standard on almost every model. There are also four additional USB ports, bringing the standard number of ports up to five on every model.
Exploring the Toyota Highlander’s History
The 2001 Toyota Highlander entered the market with two trims and seating for five passengers. It first ran on a 155-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. It had cruise control, a CD player, and air conditioning as standard with available features like heated seats, a moonroof, and leather. There was a midcycle refresh in 2004 when the third row became optional. The Highlander Hybrid arrived as a 2006 model year. It was standard with three rows, making it the first hybrid vehicle with seating for seven. The 2008 Highlander began the second generation with an increase in every dimension and a growth from 81.6 to 95.4 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seats folded. The second generation also introduced a 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. In 2009, a 187-horsepower 2.7-liter 4-cylinder became standard on FWD models with two rows.
New and Used Highlanders at Miller Toyota
The Toyota Highlander is a favorite among drivers because of its plenty of passenger space, comfort features, and stylish exterior. For a superior shopping experience, visit Miller Toyota in Manassas, Virginia. Our experienced team can help answer any of your questions and guide you through the different available trims and their features. For further simplicity, we offer competitive financing right here at the dealership. Our certified mechanics can also help you with any of your maintenance needs. Call to learn more today!