Official 2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Design at Downeast Toyota-Bangor ME-Salsa Red Pearl 2017 Toyota Highlander Front Exterior

Refreshed Toyota Highlander Improves Style, Performance and Safety

Official 2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Design

At the start of each year, we sit on the edge of our collective, automotive seats to see how our favorite Toyota models have improved and progressed. Whether it is simply a smattering of new technology or a completely new design like the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, it is always exciting to see the changes from year to year.

If you are looking for a new three-row crossover, the refreshed 2017 Toyota Highlander promises new levels of excitement. Making its debut at the New York International Auto Show on March 23, the new Toyota Highlander improves style, performance and safety. Take a closer look at the official 2017 Toyota Highlander release date and design to see what the new edition brings to the table.

When Will the 2017 Toyota Highlander Arrive in Bangor ME?

Due for an upgrade, the 2017 Toyota Highlander delivers on all counts and builds on the class-leading attributes of the 2016 Toyota Highlander. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel of this enhanced crossover. If the refreshed Toyota Highlander or Highlander Hybrid seem to fit your lifestyle, you can expect both to arrive in the Downeast Toyota showroom in the fall of 2016. Complete with a rejuvenated style, enhanced safety systems and improved performance, the new 2017 Toyota Highlander promises to be a fan favorite for Bangor-area drivers.

What’s New for the 2017 Toyota Highlander?

First and foremost, the 2017 Toyota Highlander will provide an expanded model lineup that includes an athletic Toyota Highlander SE grade and two new Highlander Hybrid trim levels. New Toyota Highlander SE editions will employ a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, dark grille paint treatments, a stylish new interior and an exclusive Salsa Red Pearl exterior color. The addition of a new trim level is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the 2017 Toyota Highlander.

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A refreshed style will highlight the new Toyota Highlander and make the capable crossover even more attractive to car shoppers. New upper and lower grille designs will punctuate all trim levels and each trim level features a head-turning finish. Standard LE, LE Plus and XLE trim levels employ a silver painted finish while Limited and Platinum grades feature a chrome painted finish. Sleek new taillights will further augment the exterior style of the 2017 Toyota Highlander.

Official 2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Design at Downeast Toyota-Bangor ME-Salsa Red Pearl 2017 Toyota Highlander Rear Exterior
Official 2017 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Design at Downeast Toyota-Bangor ME-Luxurious Black 2017 Toyota Highlander Interior

Under the hood, the rejuvenated Toyota Highlander will feature a refined 3.5-liter Direct Injection V-6 that is expected to manufacture improved power and efficiency. Paired with an all-new Direct Shift automatic transmission, you can expect a sharper performance and improved transmission efficiency. Fuel-economy ratings are made even more impressive with the addition of a new Stop and Start Engine System that will automatically shutdown the engine when you are at a stop light or stopped in slow traffic.

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Tailor-made for families, the 2017 Toyota Highlander improves on a key family-friendly element — safety. Available with the innovative Toyota Safety Sense P package of collision-prevention systems, you and your family will benefit from elite safety ratings. The new list of safety features include a Pedestrian Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and more. These elements are complemented by the Toyota-exclusive Bird’s Eye View Camera system with a Perimeter Scan feature that provides a 360-degree view of your surroundings.

If you find yourself looking for a new crossover, the 2017 Toyota Highlander promises to be a fan favorite here at Downeast Toyota. Featuring improved style, performance and safety, the refreshed Highlander checks all the boxes. We hope that this overview of the official 2017 Toyota Highlander release date and design has given you a glimpse into the rejuvenated Toyota Highlander and has you as excited as we are for its arrival. Look for the 2017 Toyota Highlander to join the Downeast Toyota inventory later this fall.