Take a Look Evansville Toyota Shoppers - the Highlander has Arrived
The 2016 Toyota Highlander is virtually unchanged coming into the new model year. It continues to offer seating for up to eight passengers, a four-cylinder and V6 engine, and a fuel-efficient hybrid model. Available in five trims: LE, LE Plus, XLE, Limited and Limited Platinum, the SUV caters to a wide range of buyers with different needs. Additionally, coming into 2016, all V6-equipped models come standard with a towing package, giving drivers the ability to haul large loads and trailer recreational vehicles with ease. Read our 2016 Toyota Highlander review below to discover more info about this new standard package and other equipment options on the full-size SUV.
If you plan on using your 2016 Toyota Highlander in Evansville to haul and trailer large items, you're in luck. All models equipped with the V6 displacement now come standard with a towing package. Offering a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds, the new package features a heavy-duty radiator with engine oil cooler, fan coupling, a 150-amp alternator and a supplemental transmission oil cooler. Aside from this new offering, the SUV is also available with a Driver Easy Speak system that allows a driver to project their voice through the car's speakers using a microphone. It works wonders when you want to talk to passengers in the rear seat and communicate with the kids.
Most versions of the 2016 Toyota Highlander in Evansville come with a 3.5L V6 engine, generating 270 horsepower and 248 lb.-ft. of torque. The LE model is the only one that sports a 2.7L four-cylinder instead, which delivers 185 horsepower and works alongside a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. The Highlander Hybrid model also comes equipped with the V6 engine, as well as an electric drive motor-generator that works in line with the engine to output 280 horsepower. Together they help to produce an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined, 27 city and 28 highway.
For more info about the new Highlander model, keep reading our 2016 Toyota Highlander review.