If you're searching for a vehicle with the roominess of an SUV and the handling of a car, the 2015 Toyota Highlander has just what you are looking for.
With its cargo capacity of 94+ cubic feet, the Highlander has plenty of room for all the coolers and camping gear a family could need for a killer three-day weekend in the mountains -- no wonder they call it the Highlander. At the same time, the Highlander is a solid all-around choice for a passenger car, with third-row seating to accommodate up to seven passengers coming standard in all models. It works equally well for around town driving or weekend excursions.
The 2015 Toyota Highlander is available in five models:
- Hybrid Limited
Highlander Power and Fuel Economy
There's something for everyone in this year's Highlander. With the choice of three engine options (2.7-liter four-cylinder, 3.5-liter V6, and Hybrid Synergy Drive 3.5-liter V6) drivers can find their own ideal balance of fuel efficiency, speed and power. The 270 hp V-6 offers 248 lb.-ft. of torque for the power-hungry among us, while the greenies can assuage their SUV-guilt with hybrid models that offer 28/28-MPG EPA city/highway fuel economy. The Highlander Hybrid now features the "Hybrid System Indicator" to assist the driver in attaining maximum fuel efficiency.
Safety Features of the Highlander
The SE and Limited models include a backup camera - perfect for those tight grocery store parking lots and schools filled with tots. With seven airbags standard in every Highlander as well as Toyota's Star Safety System that features a set of sophisticated controls for steering, traction and braking, the Highlander has you covered in all road conditions.
For those fortunate enough to be at the wheel, the 8-way (10-way on the Limited) adjustable driver's seat ensures the most comfortable ride yet for the Queen or King of the Road.
Optional on the Highlander model, and standard on the SE, Limited and Hybrid, is the Tech Audio system, an integrated entertainment system that includes Sirius XM satellite radio (with free trial subscription), Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a USB port for plugging in all those mobile entertainment units and cell phones. Interior upholstery options for the 2015 Highlanders include stain-resistant fabric or perforated leather.
Other enticing options include a moonroof, voice-activated touch-screen navigation display, and back seat DVD entertainment system.