Three-row seating options have begun to dominate the SUV segment, yet few do it as well as the 2019 Toyota Highlander. A spacious cabin, loads of special features, and performance-based engines highlight the offerings of the Highlander this year. This SUV is perfect for both families and adventurers. It’s a hot SUV no matter what your needs or interests.
New Exterior Styling
The exterior of the 2019 Highlander gets some stunning touches that make it one of the most attractive vehicles in its class. The LE, LE Plus, and XLE trims all feature stylish black accents, and the Limited and the Platinum up the ante with chrome-accented LED fog lamps.
The SE provides sporty, black accents outlining the wheels, fog lamps, and front and rear lighting. When you also take into account its new alloy wheel designs, the 2019 Toyota Highlander is a beautiful specimen.
Toyota Safety Sense P
You may not think of the Highlander’s safety system when you get behind the wheel, but this standard Toyota Safety Sense P safety suite is what keeps an extra set of eyes on the road. Highlights of this amazing driver-assist safety system include:
- Lane-departure alert with steering assist.
- Dynamic radar cruise control.
- Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.
- Automatic high beams.
Thanks to these four features, the 2019 Highlander earns a perfect five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
3.5-Liter V-6 Engine
Under the hood, the 2019 Toyota Highlander packs a punch with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. With this beast at the helm, the Highlander touts 295 horsepower, 263 pound-feet of torque, and a mean disposition that allows it to accelerate with fervor. Put the pedal to the metal to release the power of the Highlander, resulting in a zero to 60 of just 7 seconds and a top speed of 115 mph.
Cargo and Passenger Space
With standard third-row seating, the 2019 Highlander is surprisingly accommodating. It offers seating for up to eight passengers. Even with a full house, this SUV still has 13.8 cubic feet behind the rear seat, making it comparable to a full-size sedan. When you need more room, you can fold up the second- and third-row seats to your liking. With a full capacity of up to 83.7 cubic feet, you’ll have enough room for your family, your friends, and your gear.
Rear Blu-ray Entertainment System
When the passengers in the back seat start to get bored and antsy on a long-distance road trip, that can make everyone feel overheated. With the Highlander’s Blu-ray player and its 9-inch screen, there won’t be any entertainment hassles, and you’ll be able to keep your cool. Once you put on a movie, your problems are solved.
Whether you are looking for a powerful engine, a top-notch safety vehicle, or transportation with an entertainment center, the 2019 Highlander delivers where other SUV’s fall short. It’s certainly an option you’ll want to put on your shortlist.