2018 Toyota Highlander Performance: What Can You Expect?

Edmunds.com richly celebrates 2018 Toyota Highlander performance: “An appealing combination of a powerful V6, proficient brakes and intuitive, precise steering, plus good handling and decent towing and off-road credentials”.

Drivers benefit from:

  • Up to 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of Torque

  • Up to 5,000 lbs. of Towing

  • Up to 21 MPG in the City and 27 MPG on the Highway

  • Available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive

  • Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

  • Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II Status

2018 Toyota Highlander Performance Specs

2.7L 4-Cylinder Engine

Mated to six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, your standard engine generates up to 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.

3.5L V6 Engine

The available V6 harnesses up to 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission.

Available AWD

Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive intelligently distributes engine power from front to rear, ensuring outstanding all-terrain traction and pin-point performance.

Tow Up to 5,000 Pounds

Even an entry-level model tows up to 1,500 lbs. Fully equipped and fitted with V6 power, you’ll haul up to 5,000 lbs.

What Goes Into 2018 Toyota Highlander Performance?

Properly equipped with a heavy-duty radiator with engine oil cooler, supplemental transmission oil cooler, 150-amp alternator, and 200-watt fan coupling, the new Toyota Highlander tows without breaking a sweat.

With up to 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque on tap, you’ll pass into the fast lane, change lanes, or set off swiftly from traffic lights while still achieving up to a surprising EPA estimated 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. That’s partly down to sophisticated powertrain technology, but such efficiency also owes a debt to the Stop-Start Engine System. Able to appeal to the eco-conscious, the 2018 Toyota Highlander is rated as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV II).

Further performance features include:

  • Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

  • Double-Wishbone Style Multi-Link Rear Suspension

  • Power-Assisted Ventilated 12.9-Inch Front Disc Brakes

  • 12.2-Inch Rear Disc Brakes

  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)

2018 Toyota Highlander Technology

Experience 2018 Toyota Highlander Performance First-Hand

It’s impossible to appreciate Toyota Highlander performance through words alone, so contact us today to arrange a test drive. If your mind is already made up, why not apply for financing online?

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