The 2016 Toyota Highlander is capable of towing up to 5,000 lbs, which means you can have a luxurious vehicle that doubles as a work horse.
The base 2016 Toyota Highlander comes with a 185 hp 2.7L four-cylinder. It also offers a 3.5L V-6 or a hybrid system paired with the V-6.
Both engine sizes are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The V-6's supplemental oil cooler and alternator allow its 5,000 lbs towing capacity.
There are several levels of trim packages for the 2016 Highlander, including the LE, LE Plus, XLE, Limited, and a Hybrid model—all well-equipped.
The base model, the 2016 Toyota Highlander LE, comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a backup camera, and Entune Audio. SUVs have never been so dynamic.
Rated for an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway/20 mpg city, the 2016 Toyota Highlander will keep you on the road longer than its competitors.
Say hello to the newest iteration of the SUV that invented the crossover category. The 2016 Toyota Highlander takes all the goodness of past models, and raises the ante. A powerful, yet efficient, build combined with a suite of technology features makes the 2016 Highlander the best to date. It all starts with the Highlander's two engines. A standard 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder gives the crossover solid gas mileage (20 mpg city/25 mpg highway). But the available V-6 kicks the Highlander into overdrive, allowing it to tow up to a daunting 5,000 lbs. The V-6 can be further upgraded with a hybrid through the Hybrid Synergy Drive system. The hybrid version of the Highlander is both the most powerful (280 hp) and most efficient (27 mpg city/28 mpg highway).
The aspect of the 2016 Toyota Highlander that truly sets it apart from its competition is its incredible list of standard features, even on the base model. Some of the standard features on the 2016 Toyota Highlander LE include 18-inch alloy wheels, Entune Audio with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a backup camera, seating for up to eight people, heated side mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer. And that's just the standard features on the base model. The standard features for the upgraded models such as the 2016 Highlander XLE and Limited include luxurious additions such as an 8-inch touchscreen, second-row integrated sun shades, heated front seats, and Smart Key entry. The Limited trim includes several high-end safety technologies such as Safety Connect, the Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Alert wit Automatic High Beam Headlights.
To say that the 2016 Toyota Highlander is in a class of its own is by no means an exaggeration. After all, it was the vehicle that kick-started the crossover revolution 15 years ago. Its competition has been try to catch up ever since. If you're in the market for a new SUV, the 2016 Toyota Highlander is a solid choice.