2016 Toyota Highlander Reviews Prove This SUV Is a Favorite of the Critics

September 28th, 2015 by

Are you looking for a great three-row midsize SUV that the experts praise? The 2016 Toyota Highlander is one of the most popular choices around, and Beaver Toyota has it in stock now.

Critics Praise the 2016 Toyota Highlander

Here are some brief highlights on why industry expects appreciate this rugged family vehicle:

  • The Car Connection: “The 2016 Toyota Highlander is…very versatile and handsome enough to be a great minivan alternative.”
  • Car and Driver: “Inconspicuous and sensible, the Highlander has what it takes to haul up to eight in quiet comfort.”
  • Kelley Blue Book: “The Highlander does display a respectable level of cornering capability and a laudable combination of comfort and control whether in full cruise mode or being hustled through the twisty bits with modest enthusiasm.”
  • Edmunds.com: “The […] Toyota Highlander, now in its third generation, is a top contender in this family-friendly crossover SUV segment.”

The 2016 Toyota Highlander Specs and Features

The 2016 Toyota Highlander features a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, along with a six-speed automatic transmission that delivers 25 mpg highway and can tow up to 1,500 lbs. You can also upgrade to the 3.5L V6 engine that generates an impressive 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Whether you opt for front wheel drive or all wheel drive, you can expect 25 mpg highway fuel economy. This engine is rated to tow up to 2,000 lbs. standard, and when properly equipped, its maximum towing capacity is 5,000 lbs.

The base trim level is the LE, which comes with a rear spoiler, a rearview camera for your safety, a 60/40 split-folding second-row and third-row seat bench set, as well as Bluetooth connectivity features with a six-speaker sound system and a 6-inch touchscreen. Upgrade to the LE Plus and you’ll recieve an adjustable-height power liftgate, along with tri-zone automatic cabin climate control, in addition to leather upholstery and satellite radio. The XLE adds a sunroof and leather upholstery, as well as driver voice amplification to communicate easily with rear-seat passengers. There’s also an 8-inch touchscreen with an integrated navigation system and smartphone app features. Finally, the Limited trim level adds LED ambient interior lighting, heated and ventilated front seats with driver memory settings, and safety features like a blind-spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alerts.

Test Drive the New Highlander Today

Come discover the 2016 Toyota Highlander and enjoy the ideal vehicle for your family. Contact Beaver Toyota online today or call us at (904) 863-8494 to make an appointment to visit us at 2995 US 1 S St. Augustine now.

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