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2016 Toyota Highlander Comparison in Kansas City, MO

When it comes to Performance, the 2016 Toyota Highlander is Unmatched.

The 2016 Toyota Highlander in Kansas City, MO, sports one of two available engines.  Its 4-cylinder engine delivers 185 horsepower and 184 lbs.-ft. of torque while still maintaining an EPA-estimated 20/25 city/highway MPG1, which gives it greater fuel economy than both the 2015 Ford Explorer and the 2015 Honda Pilot LX 2WD.  With the available V6 engine, you’ll get 270 horsepower and 248 lbs-ft of torque, and the FWD models offer an EPA-estimated 19/25 city/highway MPG2.  When you need a vehicle that can handle big tasks, the 2016 Toyota Highlander can deliver.  In fact, it’s equipped to tow up to 5,000 lbs3.

The cabin of the 2016 Toyota Highlander in Kansas City, MO, can accommodate up to eight passengers, while the Ford Explorer only seats seven. The Highlander also offers a quiet ride, thanks to silencing insulation materials along the floor and acoustic-type glass in the windshield that help to reduce the amount of outside noise that enters the cabin.  Your passengers will also enjoy the versatility of the interior space.  The 60/40 split third-row seat has the ability to fold flat or recline to help you find the right balance between cargo space and seating. 

When you visit Adams Toyota, be sure to check out the great safety features available on the 2016 Toyota Highlander. For example, the Star Safety SystemTM is a suite of six active safety features.  One feature is the Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control4, which can help to prevent wheel-slip and the loss of traction by applying brake force to the wheels that need it and reducing engine power.  This system reads data from the steering wheel sensor and the ABS wheel-speed sensors to analyze the vehicle’s response to the driver’s steering inputs.  If the vehicle deviates from the direction the driver is steering, the Enhance Vehicle Stability Control helps correct the situation.

In the event of a collision, the 2016 Toyota Highlander in Kansas City, MO, has a host of features to help protect passengers and drivers.  An Impact Absorbing Body Structure helps to divert crash energy way from passengers.  Front and rear crumple zones can help to absorb some of the impact energy and direct it away from the cabin, which is built with a strong structure that does not deform easily.   The Active Airbag System5 includes driver and front passenger dual stage airbags, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, a driver knee airbag, a front passenger seat-cushion airbag and Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags for all rows.  


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[1] 2015 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

[2] 2015 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

[3] Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in yourOwner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle’s exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.

[4] Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.

[5] All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See yourOwner's Manual for further information/warnings.