When it comes to family vehicles, the three-row 2016 Toyota Highlander near Hartford, CT should be at the top of your list. Loaded with family-friendly features and with room for eight passengers, this dynamic midsize crossover is a class leader that is tailor-made for neighborhood carpools or family vacations. Pair those elements with an athletic design and the dynamic powertrains to match, and the Toyota Highlander is a fan favorite here at Gale Toyota. Stop in today to schedule a test drive in the 2016 Toyota Highlander.
The gold standard for three-row midsize crossovers, the Toyota Highlander has everything a family needs. Standard Highlander trim levels make room for eight passengers with an exceptional 13.8 cubic-feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats while upper trim levels incorporate second-row captain’s chairs to amplify comfort. When you need more cargo space, you can lay the back seats flat to maximize cargo space at 83.7 cubic-feet. At the center of the Highlander cabin, you will find the innovative Toyota Entune infotainment interface, which features a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen, an integrated backup camera, Bluetooth capabilities and more.
Blending power and efficiency, the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid powertrain is a highlight of this midsize crossover. Employing a refined 3.5-liter V-6 gas engine and a high-torque electric motor, the dynamic hybrid power platform makes an astounding 280 horsepower. Paired with an electronic continuously variable transmission, the Highlander Hybrid will achieve 27 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with the added benefit of on-demand all-wheel drive.
Driver Easy Speak Feature
If you and your family enjoy long road trips or you are in charge of the neighborhood carpool, you understand the chaos that can ensue in the back seat. Quell any arguments with the innovative Driver Easy Speak feature. Using a microphone at the front of the vehicle, this fun feature projects parental commands through the Toyota Entune audio system to passengers in the third row.
Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive
When you are faced with inclement weather or poor road conditions, you need a vehicle that will get you and your family from Point A to Point B safely. With available Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive at your disposal, you will experience confident handling and enhanced performance on varying terrain. Using data from multiple sensors, this dynamic all-wheel drive system will automatically redistribute torque to increase traction.
Arsenal of Available Engine Options Highlights the 2016 Toyota Highlander
Designed to cater to families, the 2016 Toyota Highlander near Hartford, CT offers three powertrain options for you to choose from including a hybrid. Standard Toyota Highlander models employ a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that manufactures a stout 185 horsepower. Mated to a responsive electronically controlled automatic transmission, the four-cylinder Highlander will make an efficient 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
If you are looking for an upgrade in power, the Toyota Highlander is offered with a potent 3.5-liter V-6 engine option. Smooth and powerful, the preferred 3.5-liter V-6 engine makes an athletic 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Married to a six-speed automatic gearbox with manual sequential shifting, the V-6-powered Toyota Highlander will achieve a frugal 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway - similar numbers to four-cylinder editions. When you add all-wheel drive, the 3.5-liter Toyota Highlander still manages 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
An added bonus when you choose the Toyota Highlander V-6 powertrain is a standard towing package. When properly equipped, the Toyota Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds. More than enough for family vacations. When you opt for the more efficient Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you still have the capability to tow up to 3,500 pounds. Stop in today at Gale Toyota to see what the 2016 Toyota Highlander can do firsthand.