2019 Toyota Highlander
2019 Toyota Highlander
Buyers looking for a vehicle that can carry both large groups and cargo are increasingly choosing three-row crossovers over minivans, and Toyota’s 2019 Highlander meets this need.
The 2019 Highlander has a dynamic front grille, expressive headlights, 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, expressive headlights with Daytime Running Lights, dark black accent headlights, LED taillights, and chrome accent headlight housing. It comes in a Nightshade Edition with black trim over rear spoiler, mirror caps, door handles, and shark fin antenna. It is available in 6 trim levels: the base LE trim with 18-inch alloy wheels; LE Plus; XLE; SE; Limited with 19-inch chrome-look alloy wheels; and Limited Platinum.
The 2019 Highlander has 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space on all but the Limited Platinum edition, which boasts 13.6 cubic feet. The third row folding increases capacity to 42.3 cubic feet. Passengers in the first and second lines of the 2019 Highlander are treated to spacious and convenient accommodations. Families would also appreciate the walkthrough access of the 3rd seat row. The 2019 Highlander also offers leather seating surfaces, power-adjusted front seats, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heated front seats, retractable sunshades in the second row, and an intercom system.
Engine, transmission, fuel efficiency
The 2019 Highlander has a 2.7-liter I-4 that makes 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission and offers a front-wheel-drive configuration. A 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 295 hp and 263 lb-ft is an option on the LE base trim and comes standard on the LE Plus and higher trims. EPA fuel efficiency ratings are 20/24 mpg city/highway for the base 4-cylinder engine. The V-6-powered model offers 20/26 mpg for front-drive versions and 19/26 mpg for all-wheel-drive. Moreover, the 4-cylinder engine allows you to tow up to 1500 pounds, while V-6-powered models can haul a whopping 5000 pounds.
The infotainment device, Entune, is shown in base LE models on a 6.1-inch touchscreen, but all other Highlanders have a larger one sized 8.0 inches. Also included are Bluetooth mobile and audio sharing, 5 USB ports, and an auxiliary input socket.
Toyota’s Safety Sense active-safety suite is available on all models, which includes automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, lane-keeping and lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlamps