Dallas Toyota Dealership Reviews the New Highlander
A well-equipped large crossover, the Toyota Highlander is a very popular model among Dallas families, who have come to love the SUV's towing prowess, driving agility and impressive fuel economy. For its newest model year, the 2016 Toyota Highlander in Dallas is boosting its towing and power features, making it a leading contender in its class for weekend warrior families around Texas.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander comes in four distinct trim levels: LE, LE Plus, XLE and Limited. Looking first at the base LE trim, drivers who choose this model of the crossover will get 18-inch alloy wheels, the Entune audio system, an integrated backup camera, Bluetooth connectivity, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, heated side mirrors, an in-dash shelf with USB ports and a brand-new tow package now available on Highlanders sporting a V6 engine.
The Highlander LE Plus model adds more luxury-focused features to the crossover, including a power rear liftgate, leather-wrapped steering wheel, three-zone climate control, foglights and SiriusXM satellite radio. The XLE trim adds leather-trimmed seats, Chromtec roof rails, Driver Easy Speak, a 4.2-inch multi-information display, heated front seats and an anti-theft system.
While all four trims on the Highlander are very well-appointed, many 2016 Toyota Highlander reviews recommend the top-tier Limited trim, which provides the most luxury and convenience features on the crossover. These features include ambient interior lighting, 19-inch Chromtec alloy wheels, heated and ventilated front seats and LED daytime running lights.
On top of this impressive list of features, standard safety amenities on the Highlander are also robust and include eight standard airbags, antilock brakes, smart stop technology, enhanced vehicle stability control and electronic brake-force distribution.
Under the hood, the 2016 Toyota Highlander in Dallas can be had with either gas-only or hybrid powertrains. The gas-only Highlander comes with two available engine options, a 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6, while the Highlander Hybrid model is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 and a high-torque electronic motor.
For more information about this popular crossover, keep reading the rest of our 2016 Toyota Highlander review below.