Toyota is making several modifications to the Highlander for the 2017 model year. The updated crossover will be presented to the public later this month at the New York Auto Show.
Visually, the three-row Highlander receives a new grille, a redesigned lower front bumper, and new-look lights on both ends. The palette now includes a few new paint colors, and Toyota has also added a handful of fresh alloy wheel designs.
The lineup has been expanded with a new mid-range trim level called SE. SE models receive 19-inch alloy wheels, a sportier suspension, and dark accents on both ends. Inside, the SE trim brings black leather upholstery with silver contrast stitching.
Bigger news is found under the hood. Entry-level models carry on with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, but more expensive trim levels benefit from a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine that’s bolted to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Toyota promises the eight-cog ‘box boosts both performance and gas mileage, though full technical specifications haven’t been published yet.
Leftlane will bring you live images of the 2017 Toyota Highlander straight from the show floor in the Big Apple starting on March 23rd. The crossover will land in showrooms in the coming month.