The 2017 Toyota Highlander Performance

2017 Toyota Highlander

The 2017 Toyota Highlander performance has been carefully balanced between daily driving requirements and adventurous capabilities. In addition to being roomy and well-equipped, this large crossover combines power and efficiency in a way that makes this the ideal all-purpose vehicle. If you need one model that can handle all your travel, the Highlander is the one for you. Explore the specs below before taking a test drive at Toyota of Naperville.

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Choose between two engines, each with capabilities that will appeal to different drivers. The base engine is a 2.7L four-cylinder that puts out 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Those figures are enough to offer a compelling driving experience even in a larger model like the Highlander. But if you require more power, you also have the option to upgrade to a 3.5L V6 that boosts power ratings to 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. Those are the kinds of figures that make it easy to go above and beyond your normal driving experience.


The four-cylinder engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The V6 engine offers a smoother, more refined driving experience because it is paired with an eight-speed automatic. The six-speed can only send power to the front wheels, but the eight-speed can configure to both front- and all-wheel drive depending on your preference. This is a family vehicle that has true off-road capabilities.


Despite its size, the 2017 Highlander performance does not neglect fuel efficiency. The four-cylinder engine can achieve ratings as high as 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The V6 engine comes standard with a stop/start engine system that actually helps to boost fuel-efficiency as high as 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, which are some of the best figures you will find on a three-row family vehicle.


When you need the Toyota Highlander performance to get things done, it’s ready to meet the call. With the four-cylinder engine equipped, you can still tow up to 1,500 pounds. With the V6 that figure climbs to 5,000 pounds, which is more than enough towing power for a trailer. The V6 also allows you to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 7.3 seconds. That surprisingly zippy acceleration is one of the things that really sets the 2017 Toyota Highlander performance apart from the competition.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Can Get You There

You want whatever you drive to open up opportunities, not create limits and restrictions. The 2017 Toyota Highlander performance is always ready to go above and beyond. Find out how this large crossover feels on the road by visiting Toyota of Naperville located at 1488 W Ogden Ave in Naperville, IL.