(TORONTO, ON – December 2, 2015) Canadian families on the go know the Toyota Highlander is the mid-size SUV that has it all. With room for seven or eight adults and loads of gear, it’s the versatile SUV with easy-driving road manners and impressive comfort and convenience features. And with a choice of drive trains, seating arrangements and trim levels, the Highlander is wrapped in a bold, stylish package, meaning there’s a Highlander or Highlander Hybrid for everyone.
“The Toyota Highlander is a great family vehicle for Canadians who are always on the go, and want a roomy and versatile vehicle,” said Larry Hutchinson, Vice President at Toyota Canada Inc. “Our popular mid-size SUV is offered in seven models – all featuring a sleek, dynamic exterior and a beautiful, functional interior, plus the smooth ride and dynamic handling leave drivers looking forward to every trip.”
The Highlander is offered in seven models with three drivetrains (FWD, AWD and Hybrid AWD) and two seating configurations (seven-person with first and second row captain’s seats, or eight-person), plus grade-specific finishes and details designed to appeal to every taste and budget.
The 2016 Highlander family maintains Toyota’s no-compromise commitment to safety. All Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models are standard equipped with a back-up camera with a display in the console. Additionally, available safety technologies include Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert System, Lane Departure Alert, and Pre-Collision System. All Highlander models include eight airbags plus the six active safety technologies of the Toyota Star Safety System: Antilock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control and Smart Stop Technology work together to help drivers avoid potential accident situations.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander LE is offered in two models, with a choice of front wheel drive (MSRP starting at $33,355) or all-wheel drive (MSRP starting at $35,855). Both feature seating for eight, plus a Display Audio system with six speakers and 6.1” touchscreen, front row captain’s seats, a 60/40 split 2nd row bench seat, 60/40 split fold-flat third row seat, a power assisted rear door closer, 18” aluminum alloy wheels and more.
These models may be enhanced with an available Convenience Package, which features unique 18” alloy wheels and adds popular upgrades, including an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, fog lamps, power rear door with jam protection, flip up glass hatch on the rear door, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, three-zone independent automatic climate control an 8” display screen and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Models fitted with the Convenience Package may be further enhanced by adding a leather seating package.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD (MSRP starting at $41,790) offers the enhanced control of Toyota’s AWD system with Dynamic Torque Control, keeps driver and passengers better connected with the latest information and entertainment technology, and boosts comfort and convenience with premium materials and thoughtful in-cabin enhancements. Additional or upgraded features on this eight-passenger model include an enhanced Display Audio system with 8” touchscreen display and navigation system, the Easy Speak system to facilitate conversations between those in the front and rear seats, rear door sunshades, the Toyota Smart Key System with Push Button Start, leather seating, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, fog lights, a power rear door with jam protection, flip up glass hatch on the rear door, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power moonroof, three-zone independent automatic climate control system, integrated garage door opener, roof rails with crossbars, 19” alloy wheels and more. New for 2016, the AWD XLE comes standard with a tonneau cover.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD (MSRP starting at $46,980) delivers the best of everything. The Limited builds on the XLE to create a premium mid-size, seven-passenger model in a class by itself. Premium features include a 12-speaker JBL Synthesis Audio system, heated steering wheel, front heated and ventilated captain’s seats, heated 2nd row captain’s seats, a driver’s seat/mirror memory system, a panoramic moonroof, and more. The Highlander Limited’s interior features wood grain trim, front doorsill trim with aluminum accents and LED ambient lighting, while the exterior is finished with roof rails with chrome trim and cross bars and 19” chrome-clad alloy wheels. Additional safety technologies include a rear parking assist sonar system, Toyota’s Blind Spot Monitor and the Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety system. New for 2016, the AWD Limited comes standard with a tonneau cover.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE (MSRP starting at $45,755) features seating for eight. Sleek, spacious and value-laden, this Highlander Hybrid sets itself apart from the competition with bold styling, and inspired interior, remarkable fuel efficiency and an array of standard features and technologies. These include an 8” Display Audio system with six speakers, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth connectivity and integrated Sirius XM Satellite Radio, three-zone independent automatic climate control with humidity sensor, a power rear door with jam protection and flip-up glass hatch, front row captain’s seats, a 60/40 split 2nd and third row , leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, the Toyota Smart Key System with Push Button Start, fog lamps, 18” alloy wheels and more. This model may be further enhanced with the available leather seating package.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE (MSRP starting at $48,285) builds on the LE by adding a number of advanced features and technologies to enhance comfort and convenience. These include the navigation system, the Easy Speak system, leather seat surfaces, integrated garage door opener, rear door sunshades, an anti-theft system, a power moonroof, roof rails with crossbars, 19” alloy wheels and more. New for 2016, the Hybrid XLE comes standard with a tonneau cover.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited (MSRP starting at $54,960) is the fully loaded seven-passenger model that combines the best of comfort and convenience, plus a long list of premium features. These include a 12-speaker JBL Synthesis audio system, driver’s seat memory system, power-adjustable, heated and ventilated front captain’s seats, heated second row captain’s seats with recline, auto up/down function on all windows, heated steering wheel, LED ambient cabin lighting, , 19” chrome clad alloy wheels, roof rails with chrome trim and accompanying cross-bars, a panoramic moonroof, automatic high beam feature, Toyota’s Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert system and Adaptive Cruise Control, the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems and more. New for 2016, the Hybrid Limited comes standard with a tonneau cover and rain-sensing front wipers.
The 2016 Toyota Highlander and Toyota Highlander Hybrid are now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion 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 six million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.