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TORONTO, ONTARIO, October 10, 2017 – Convert “Are we there yet?” to “Let’s keep going!” with the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Available in front and all-wheel-drive models, plus hybrid-powered editions, the Toyota Highlander is the stylish and comfortable SUV with room for up to eight, and technologies and amenities to make every trip a welcome prospect.

“With the Highlander, we have combined the space and versatility of an SUV with the ride comfort and handling of a premium sedan,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Highlander is stylish and refined – well-mannered enough to be a pleasure to drive every day and ready for weekend getaways with family and friends.”

All Highlander models feature a modern exterior that’s sleek and refined, with elegant front and rear fascia designs, LED tail lamps, power-adjustable and heated exterior mirrors with integrated signal lamps, a rear spoiler, and more.

Inside, the Highlander cabin is designed to make every road trip a pleasant adventure, with room for seven or eight adults (depending on model and trim level). Front-row captain’s seats embrace the driver and navigator, while 60/40 split folding third-row seats maximize cargo space and versatility. All models are equipped with Display Audio systems featuring Bluetooth® connectivity for personal electronics, SIRI Eyes-Free, USB audio input, voice recognition, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and more. Other standard features include air conditioning, power door locks with keyless entry, cruise control, rear privacy glass, a tilting-telescoping steering column, reading lamps, 12v power outlets for personal electronics with retained accessory power, and a thoughtfully-designed cargo area with lighting, tie-downs, and secure storage compartments.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander line-up offers choice to suit every driver’s needs – all delivering plenty of performance and advanced driving dynamics.

Conventionally-powered models are built around a 295 peak horsepower 3.5L V6 engine featuring dual variable valve timing with intelligence and other technologies to maximize power and efficiency. This is paired with an eight-speed direct-shift automatic with transmission cooler, plus a heavy-duty battery, starter, alternator and heater for ultra reliable winter performance. The Toyota Highlander is offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive powertrains. All Highlanders are enhanced with Hill-start Assist Control, while all-wheel-drive models also feature the Active Torque Control System and Downhill Assist Control.

The advanced power and efficiency of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is achieved through a 306 net system power Hybrid Synergy Drive. This features a 3.5L V6, an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission, powerful high-torque electric motors, storage battery and sophisticated power management system. All Highlander Hybrid models are all-wheel-drive, and enhanced with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, the Active Torque Control System and Downhill Assist Control.

Highlander is a joy to drive, thanks to its highly responsive (and efficient) electric power steering, plus a double-wishbone rear suspension with trailing arms for a smooth, comfortable ride.

Every Highlander is equipped with many standard safety systems, headlined by Toyota Safety Sense P. This bundle of active safety technologies – including the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control – enhances driver capabilities to mitigate collisions, stay in lane, and see at night. Other safety technologies standard on all 2018 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models include the Toyota Star Safety System, eight airbags, a back-up camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

The 2018 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid are offered in a range of models and trim levels, as follows:

The 2018 Toyota Highlander LE is available in both front-wheel-drive (Starting MSRP: $36,150) and all-wheel-drive (Starting MSRP: $38,645) configurations. It features a 6.1” Display Audio system, dual-zone manual climate control, fabric seat surfaces and door trim, 60/40 split folding second-row seats for eight-person capacity, 3.5” LCD display, silver accented interior trim, 18” alloy wheels, and more.

  • The all-wheel-drive version may be enhanced with an available Convenience Package (Starting MSRP: $42,050) which adds Engine Stop and Start system, three-zone independent automatic climate control, Integrated XM Satellite Radio, power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, cloth and SofTex seating material, flip-up rear hatch glass, power rear door with jam protection, keyless entry with hatch release, 8” display screen, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, fog lamps, and more.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD (Starting MSRP: $44,645) features the Engine Stop and Start System, an upgraded audio system with Integrated XM Satellite Radio, Auto Sound Levelizer, AVN Premium navigation with 8” display, advanced voice recognition, and more, the Toyota Easy Speak system, three-zone independent automatic climate control, power adjustable and heated driver and front row passenger seats, leather seat surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and simulated leather door trim, 60/40 split folding second-row seats for eight-person capacity, 4.2” multi-information display, flip-up rear hatch glass, the Smart Key System and keyless entry with hatch release, power rear door with jam protection and sun shade, Push Button Start, integrated garage door opener, the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety systems, anti-theft system, power moon roof, LED headlamps, fog lamps, 18” alloy wheels, and more.

  • This model may be enhanced with the SE Package (Starting MSRP: $46,240), which features sport tuned suspension systems, second-row captains seats for seven-person capacity, 19” black alloy wheels, a sport grille, ambient interior lighting, and other sporty detail enhancements.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD (Starting MSRP: $50,645) receives puddle lamps featuring the “Highlander” logo. Other features include the Engine Stop and Start System, a 12-speaker JBL Synthesis audio system with Integrated XM Satellite Radio, Auto Sound Levelizer, AVN Premium navigation with 8” display, advanced voice recognition, and more, the Toyota Easy Speak system, three-zone independent automatic climate control, dynamic backup camera and Toyota Bird’s Eye View Monitor, 4.2” multi-information display, power adjustable heated and ventilated driver and front row passenger seats, driver’s seat memory system, second-row captains seats for seven-person capacity, perforated leather seat surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and simulated leather door trim, wood-grain trim and other premium detailing, LED ambient lighting, a 120V AC power outlet, front and rear clearance sonar, flip-up rear hatch glass, the Smart Key System and keyless entry with hatch release, power rear door with jam protection and sun shade, Push Button Start, integrated garage door opener, the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety systems, anti-theft system, mirrors linked to the driver’s seat memory system, a panoramic glass roof, rain sensing wipers, LED headlamps, fog lamps, 19” dark chrome-clad alloy wheels, and more.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE (Starting MSRP: $50,635) features a display audio system with Integrated XM Satellite Radio, AVN Premium navigation with 8” display, and advanced voice recognition.  It also features the Toyota Easy Speak system, three-zone independent automatic climate control with humidity sensor, power adjustable and heated driver and front row passenger seats, driver’s seat memory system (available on limited trim), leather seat surfaces, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 60/40 split folding second-row seats for eight-person capacity, 4.2” multi-information display, flip-up rear hatch glass, the Smart Key System and keyless entry with hatch release, power rear door with jam protection and power assisted closer, Push Button Start, integrated garage door opener, the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety systems, anti-theft system, power moon roof, LED headlamps, fog lamps, 18” alloy wheels, and more.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited (Starting MSRP: $56,640) receives puddle lamps featuring the “Highlander” logo. Other features include a 12-speaker JBL Synthesis audio system with Integrated XM Satellite Radio, AVN Premium navigation with 8” display, and more, the Toyota Easy Speak system, three-zone independent automatic climate control with humidity sensor, dynamic backup camera and Toyota Bird’s Eye View Monitor, 4.2” multi-information display, power adjustable heated and ventilated driver and front row passenger seats, driver’s seat memory system (available on Hybrid Limited), second-row captains seats for seven-person capacity, perforated leather seat surfaces, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob and simulated leather door trim and other premium detailing, LED ambient lighting, a 120V AC power outlet, front and rear clearance sonar, flip-up rear hatch glass, the Smart Key System and keyless entry with hatch release, power rear door with jam protection and sun shade, Push Button Start, integrated garage door opener, the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety systems, anti-theft system, mirrors linked to the driver’s seat memory system, a panoramic glass roof, rain sensing wipers, LED headlamps, fog lamps, 19” black chrome-clad alloy wheels, and more.

 

The 2018 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid are now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/highlander.

 

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. For more information on Toyota and Toyota products, please visit: www.toyota.ca.

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