(TORONTO) – The Toyota Highlander is a better breed of vehicle – delivering passenger car-like handling and control coupled with the power and versatility of a mid-size SUV.
 
“The 2010 Toyota Highlander is available in four models – an efficient 4-cylinder and three powerful V6 models – each with a generous suite of standard features,” said Warren Orton, Director at Toyota Canada Inc. “All 2010 Toyota Highlander models can accommodate up to seven passengers or almost 100 cubic feet of cargo, so it’s easy to take family, friends and gear wherever you want to go. Each delivers the comfort, versatility, power and safety that Canadians demand.”
 
The four-cylinder, front wheel drive Toyota Highlander achieves remarkable fuel efficiency – just 9.0 L/100 KM – while still delivering ample power and performance for most drivers. Its 2.7L 4-cylinder engine generates up to 187 horsepower and up to 186 lb-ft of torque, for a 1,587 KG (3,500 lb) towing capacity. A six-speed sequential shift electronically controlled automatic transmission ensures strong acceleration at any speed for confident driving.
 
For those who need more power, there are three models equipped with a 3.5L V6 that generates 270 peak horsepower and up to 248 lb ft of torque, capable of towing up to 2,268 KG (5,000 lb). Mated to a five-speed sequential shift electronically controlled automatic transmission, these Highlanders offer the additional driving confidence of full-time 4 wheel drive, and achieve a combined city/highway fuel efficiency of 10.8 L/100 KM.
 
Regardless of engine size, the Highlander is rated as a Tier 2 Bin 5 vehicle for emissions performance thanks to numerous Toyota engine management technologies, such as Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence and Sequential Multiport Electronic Fuel Injection.
 
And because it’s good to be ready for anything, all Highlander models are equipped with extensive handling and safety features, including:
  • Seven standard air bags (dual stage driver and front passenger air bags, front seat mounted side air bags, driver knee air bag, roll-sensing front and rear head/side curtain air bags offering protection for all three rows);
  • Active Front Headrests with Whiplash Protection;
  • Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seven seating positions, including front seatbelt anchor height adjusters, pre-tensioners and force limiters;
  • Power assisted ventilated front disc and rear disc brakes enhanced with Toyota’s Antilock Braking System, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Force Distribution technologies;
  • Highly responsive electric power steering;
  • Toyota’s Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control technologies;
  • A specially designed suspension featuring front and rear stabilizer bars;
  • Anchor points for child seats and child protector rear door locks.
 
Full featured
All models are also equipped with generous suites of comfort and convenience features. These include:
  • Air conditioning with a cabin air filter and rear seat heater ducts;
  • Cruise control;
  • Eight way power adjustable driver’s seat and tilting/telescoping steering column for maximum driver comfort;
  • A unique 40/20/40 split second-row seat with a fold and stow centre seat, plus comfortable third-row seating that folds flat and features a convenient remote release in the cargo area;
  • Power door locks with keyless entry;
  • Power windows with a driver’s side auto up/down function;
  • High visibility Optitron instrument gauges, including a tachometer and dual trip odometer;
  • Dual vanity mirrors plus a conversation mirror for keeping an eye on children in the back seats;
  • Plenty of in-cabin smart storage, including a front centre console box, front seat back pockets, overhead sunglass storage, front and rear cup holders, coat hooks, door map pockets, and cargo area tie-down rings and storage compartments;
  • Front and rear splash guards;
  • Variable intermittent wipers, including a rear window wiper/washer;
  • Power adjustable heated mirrors;
  • Halogen headlamps;
  • And more.
 
Flexible Four-Cylinder Fun
Looking for versatility and efficiency? The four-cylinder Toyota Highlander achieves both, then throws in a full suite of comfort and convenience features. In addition to those already mentioned, four-cylinder fans will find the following:
  • A six-speaker audio system featuring AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA capability and input jack for portable music players;
  • Stylish 17” aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks and P245/65R17 all season radials, including a full-size spare tire with alloy wheel;
  • And more.
 
The 4-cylinder Toyota Highlander may be ordered with an Upgrade Package that adds many comfort, convenience and utility features, including:
  • An upgraded audio system featuring a six-disc CD changer, XM Satellite Radio ready antenna, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls;
  • Rear air conditioning with climate control;
  • Roof rails and crossbars;
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors;
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob;
  • The automatic headlamp system and fog lamps.
 
Four-Wheel Drive, V6 Power
The V6-equipped Toyota Highlander is available in standard, Sport and Limited models. All deliver the driving confidence of full-time four-wheel-drive and additional power, plus a full suite of standard features, including:
  • A stand-alone back-up camera with 3.5” display for additional safety;
  • Outside temperature gauge and multi-information display;
  • The convenience of a flip-up rear hatch glass;
  • A tonneau cover for securing cargo out of sight;
  • The comfort of a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob;
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls;
  • Keyless entry with hatch release, and a power rear door with jam protection;
  • Roof rails and crossbars;
  • Rear spoiler with integrated LED stop lamp;
  • Fog lamps;
  • And more.
 
Additional features found on the Toyota Highlander 4WD V6 include the following:
  • A six-speaker audio system featuring AM/FM/six-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA capability, input jack for portable music players, and XM Satellite Radio ready antenna with pre-wire;
  • Premium fabric seat surfaces;
  • Stylish 17” aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks and P245/65R17 all season radials, including a full-size spare tire with alloy wheel;
  • And more.
An available Leather Package adds the following:
  • Leather seat surfaces;
  • Heated front seats with two settings;
  • The Toyota automatic headlamp system.
 
Put some extra thrill in your ride with the Toyota Highlander 4WD V6 Sport, which features an upgraded, sport-tuned suspension, plus the following standard equipment:
  • A six-speaker audio system featuring AM/FM/six-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA capability, input jack for portable music players, and XM Satellite Radio ready antenna with pre-wire;
  • 3-zone automatic climate control;
  • Leather seat surfaces and heated front seats;
  • Silver accented interior trim and simulated leather door trim;
  • 19” aluminum alloy wheels with a unique finish and wheel locks, fitted with P245/55R19 all season radials, including a full-size spare tire with alloy wheel;
  • Power moon roof;
  • The Toyota automatic headlamp system, plus a unique smoked head lamp and tail lamp surround;
  • And more.
 
When it’s good to be noticed, the Toyota Highlander 4WD V6 Limited adds high style to power and flexibility. A generous list of standard equipment includes:
  • A premium nine-speaker JBL Audio system with AM/FM/six-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA capability, input jack for portable music players, Bluetooth capability, and XM Satellite Radio ready antenna with pre-wire;
  • Leather seat surfaces with heated front seats; a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat;
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated compass, dual illuminated vanity mirrors and integrated garage door opener;
  • Satin mahogany woodgrain-style interior trim; simulated leather door trim; chrome inner door handles;
  • 3-zone automatic climate control with steering wheel-mounted HVAC controls;
  • The Toyota Smart Key system with Push Button Start;
  • 19” aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks, fitted with P245/55R19 all season radials, including a full-size spare tire with alloy wheel;
  • Silver painted roof rails; chrome finished door handles;
  • Power moon roof;
  • The Toyota automatic headlamp system;
  • Anti-theft system;
  • And more.
An available Navigation Package replaces the digital compass in the rear view mirror and six-disc CD changer with the following:
  • Voice activated DVD-based navigation system;
  • Back-up camera in the larger navigation display;
  • A four-disc CD changer.
 
The 2010 Toyota Highlander is on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada now. The 4-cylinder Toyota Highlander carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $33,250. The V6 Toyota Highlander’s suggested price starts at $37,870 for the standard model, $42,810 for the Sport model, and $46,510 for the Limited model.