2019 Toyota Highlander Review in Corona, CA

Tired of Unreliable SUVs? Try the 2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 has been a strong year for midsize SUVs. More advanced features, more powerful engines, and increased security are making drivers flock to the body style, but which model should each choose?

The Toyota Highlander has a long record of providing a reliable and dependable performance, giving a solid base to add these advanced features onto. Its dependability makes the 2019 Toyota Highlander right for every trip that you need to take.

The 2019 Toyota Highlander offers several trim levels, including: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, and Limited.

Options and Engines

While you technically have two engine options, there is one that is wholly accepted to be better in every sense - except that it is a little more expensive. The base engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder that produces 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This is low on the list of base engines for competitors but manages to handle the Highlander and your passengers without an issue.

The 2019 Highlander offers a second engine option that is more powerful: a 3.5-liter V6 that offers up to 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Bringing you the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds, giving a more exciting and consistent acceleration when the Highlander is fully packed, and helping you get over any terrain that stands in your way are all reasons why to choose this engine over the previous option.

Every 2019 Toyota Highlander comes standard with front-wheel drive and has an optional Dynamic Torque-Controlled All-Wheel drive system that you can equip. The lower level trims come with a six-speed transmission while the eight-speed transmission comes on higher trim levels for a smoother performance.

A Hybrid Option

A hybrid SUV might sound contradictory, but the 2019 Toyota Highlander pulls it off without a problem. Hybrid trim options include the Hybrid LE, Hybrid XLE, and the Hybrid Limited, all coming standard with all-wheel drive and achieving a net system horsepower of 306. The increased efficiency is an important selling point for many drivers, allowing them to travel further without needing to stop for refills as often.

A Cabin for Your Family

With room for up to eight passengers, you will never have to take a second car for your family. If you don't need that many seats, you can opt for Captain's Chairs in the second row for a more comfortable experience with seven passengers.

Soft-touch materials are abundant inside the 2019 Highlander, making sure every trim option will give you a comfortable experience. You will be able to include leather upholstery into every Toyota Highlander, as well as more upscale features in some of the higher trim options like ventilated seats, heated front and rear seats, and more.

The 2019 Highlander makes sure you have all the room for cargo that you might need to bring along, allowing for up to 83.7 cubic feet of cargo space when all the seats are folded and up to 42.3 cubic feet with just the rear row folded.

All the Technology You're Looking For

No matter if you are looking for an advanced infotainment system or if you want the most innovative safety features, the 2019 Toyota Highlander is right for you. The available Entune Multimedia system comes with an eight-inch touchscreen to control all the apps that you might need. This screen is also where you can view the available Bird's Eye Camera and Perimeter Scan to ensure you will always be able to be confident of your surroundings.

If you are looking for added confidence on any drive, you will love to know that the 2019 Toyota Highlander comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) across all its trims. While other models make you pay more for these driver assistance features, you will get Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and more. You can choose to include additional features like a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Parking Assist Sonar for added confidence when you are behind the wheel.

Is the 2019 Toyota Highlander Right for You?

You have probably seen some tough competitors for this vehicle class, but we are sure that you haven't seen anything like the 2019 Toyota Highlander. We want to schedule you for a test drive so that you can see the selection of interior features, standard safety features, and the powerful engine option for yourself. You'll wonder how you ever considered driving anything else with your family.


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