2015 Toyota Highlander – Turning Heads in Every Street
The 2015 Toyota Highlander has been making people make double takes towards its design and beauty. Toyota has changed the exterior and interior of the highlander to have a balanced look of comfort, performance as well as providing enough utility in style. There are three different powertrains that are offered to the consumer and each one is exquisitely designed from the bold exterior to the comfy interior.
The 2015 Highlander has many designs on the exterior that are unique in each model. Each model comes with certain features that build on top of the features that are provided in the previous model. Here are the many features that come in each model:
The LE model is the standard for the 2015 Highlander and comes with 18 in. alloy wheels, it has enough seating for a total of eight passengers, side mirrors that are heated, enough storage compartments in the cabin with a center console that top rolls, a windshield de-ice wiper and much more.
The LE Plus model comes with the features that come in the standard model with the addition of fog lights, a rear liftgate that is height adjustable, Sirius XM Radio, control of three climate zones that is automatic, and a leather wrapped steering wheel with a shift knob.
The XLE model pushes the 2015 highlander into the luxury area with its heated front seats, smart key with a push button optional start feature, tilt and slide moon-roof, a colored 4.2 in. display and roof rails with Chromtec.
The top trim level of the 2015 Highlander is the Limited model that placed this specific model into the luxury sector. It has a 19 in. Chromtec alloy wheels, LED running lights in the daytime, lighting that is ambient and portrays an elegant appearance in the cabin and the doors, and many other features. The Limited trim level offers two different packages: Driver Technology and the Platinum Package.
The Driver Technology offers a safety connect system with various driver safety features, a system that uses dynamic cruise control via radar, and a lane departure alert notification with high beam headlights that are automatic.
The top package offered for the Limited Trim level adds onto the Driver Technology package with a panoramic moonroof, heated second row seats and a heated steering wheel.
The all new Toyota Highlander has a quiet interior that is comfortable and filled with advanced technology. The dashboard is soft to the touch and is designed with silver painted accents throughout the rest of the cabin to give it a close luxurious feel to the passengers.
In all the 2015 Highlander models, there is a brand new LCD display that is multi-informational. It shows the essential information that the driver needs directly in view of their vision without withdrawing their attention from the road. The LE and LE Plus trims are provided with a 3.5 in. screen that is black and white while the XLE and Limited models come with a 4.2 in. screen that is colored.
The LE, LE Plus, XLE and Limited models of the 2015 Highlander come with an Entune Audio, a touch screen extended to 6.1 in., a bluetooth capability, and a backup camera integrated into the system. They also come with HD radio, three zone climate control for the LE Plus model and many extra features for the XLE and Limited models.
The 2015 Highlander is offered in three different powertrains: 2.7 liter 4 cylinder engine with an output of 185 hp, a 3.5 liter V6 engine that outputs 270 hp and the Hybrid Synergy Drive engine that outputs a total of 280 hp. The 2.7 liter engine and the 3.5 liter V6 engine both come with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2.7 liter engine is equipped with a Variable Valve Timing that has an intelligence feature. It has an estimated EPA fuel economy of 20 city/ 25 highway.
The 3.5 liter V6 engine for the new 2015 Toyota Highlander comes with a manifold with a variable intake, together with the Variable Valve Timing (VVT-I) that help to control the phasing times on the exhaust camshafts and intake to better enhance the torque output and the fuel efficiency. This engine provides the driver with a better acceleration speed, a 6-speed electronic transmission that is brand new and comes with an optional manual shift that is sequential. The V6 engine brings a fuel economy that has an estimated EPA of 19 city/ 25 highway for the Front Wheel Drive and 18 City/ 24 highway for the All-Wheel Drive.
The Toyota Highlander has been manufactured with hybrid cars that are geared towards saving fuel and money for the consumer. For the 2015 Toyota Highlander, the Hybrid Synergy Drive engine outputs a higher horsepower level than the V6 engine option. With an estimated EPA fuel economy of 27 city/ 28 highway, the 2015 Highlander Hybrid engine places it at the top of the three engine types.
The 2015 Toyota Highlander has a base MSRP of $29,415. For the amount of specifications that are offered in the base model, this is not a bad starting price.