2019 Toyota Highlander Changes, Price, Redesign

It is more and more often that the customers are seeking for a vehicle that can haul both people and cargo, usually picking a three-row crossover. The 2019 Toyota Highlander is a perfect choice, and if you are asking why here’s why. The upcoming model Highlander offers spacious cabin, efficient engine and good quality materials both inside and outside.

The ride feels smooth and silent and the safety ratings are excellent. The price is fair and Highlander is well-known for its long-term durability as well. If that is not enough for you, the even hybrid model is included.

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota Highlander Fresh and Unique Design

The design is refreshed with a new front grille that features three vertical chrome bars. Furthermore, the grille sits over a lower bumper which is new. The refreshed exterior is even more accented thanks to new 18-inch wheels. Higher trims like SE and Limited offers 19-inches and a sunroof as a standard. Hybrid models will feature a subtle badging and all of the trims are cheaper than on the standard model. For example, Limited Platinum trim cost $4500, while the same trim on hybrid model cost $3000.

Speaking of dimensions, Highlander’s compactness is its trademark. This is the shortest in length model in its segment and it shares first place as the narrowest crossover with Dodge Durango. Thanks to that, Highlander is easy to maneuver, especially in tight spaces. The model will be available in colors Midnight Black Metallic, Celestial Silver Metallic, Salsa Red Pearl, Blizzard Pearl, Predawn Gray Mica, Ooh La La Rouge Mica, Alumina Jade Metallic, Toasted Walnut Pearl and Shoreline Blue Pearl.

2019 Toyota Highlander Interior which Hosts Comfort and Convenience

The approaching 2019 Toyota Highlander will remain comfortable and spacious as always. However, while the first and second-row passengers will have plenty of space, the third-row passengers is good only for kids. Adults in third-row will have to squeeze a little bit. This family-oriented SUV will be able to accumulate seven-eight people.

Speaking of materials inside the cabin, it is a mix of everything. A soft rubber dash comes with faux stitching and leather finish. The door panel suffered some more padding and metallic trims.

The infotainment buttons are now closer to the driver seat and are easier to use. Front and rear climate controls are standard on all models, while automatic three-zone climate control is optional. The rear-seat entertainment system is available for $1800 but only on XLE models or higher.

Safety Features

The new model 2019 Toyota Highlander will feature Star Safety package system. This package will feature Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology.

Also, besides this, it will possess Advanced Airbag System with 8 airbags, Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbags, Rear Child Safety Locks, Knee Airbag, Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags, Low Tire Pressure Warning and lots more.

2019 Toyota Highlander interior view

2019 Toyota Highlander Engine Revisions

Including hybrid, there are three powertrain options in 2019 Toyota Highlander. The buyers will have to choose between a 2.7-liter gas-powered four-cylinder and 3.5-liter gas-powered V6. The first one will deliver 185 horsepower and fuel economy of 20/24 mpg. It is connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox. While other one unit produces around 110 HP more or 295 HP it is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

This model will have fuel economy for the trims front wheel drive LE and AWD LE Plus 20/27 mpg, LE all-wheel-drive trim 19/26 mpg, However, trims front wheel drive LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited, Limited Platinum will provide 21/27 mpg and for all-wheel drive XLE, SE, Limited, Limited Platinum 20/26 mpg. This model takes around 7.0 sec to reach 60 mph. Furthermore, its top speed is 115 mph. With the full fuel tank, this model can place 17,2 gallons.

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid model

The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid model is using the same 3.5-liter V6 engine in combination with two electric motors. Combined, they can burst 306 HP, and a CVT or continuously variable automatic transmission is standard. The electric motors will provide around 10 HP with an AC 650-volt battery, Also, the EPA in the city/highway is rated 30/28 mpg for the LE trim and 29/27 mpg XLE, Limited, Limited Platinum trims.

Towing Capacity

The new model 2019 Toyota Highlander and current one model offer good towing ability, but only with the V6 engine. Furthermore, with the 2.7-liter powertrain one, can tow only 1500 pounds. The next one stronger V6 engine that is also available in the Hybrid variant will be able to maximum tow 3500 pounds.

2019 Toyota Highlander rear

2019 Toyota Highlander Price and Debut

Starting price for the base model of 2019 Toyota Highlander FWD LE is around $32,000. Add another $2000 and you will get the more recommendable V6 engine. However, the model that is also mid-level XLE starts at $40,00, while limited Platinum model will cost over $47,000. The 2019 Toyota Highlander hybrid model will range from $37,800 for the base LE model and $49,000 for the Limited Platinum version.

Those prices are fair and in line with other competitors like Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, and Ford Explorer. We expect to see Toyota Highlander at the markets around spring of 2019.

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