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2017 Toyota Highlander Preview in Kansas City, MO

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We are eagerly anticipating the new Highlander at Adams Toyota, and we’re giving our customers a preliminary peek with a 2017 Toyota Highlander preview in Kansas City, MO. The new model is promising some upgrades both inside and out, so let’s explore what’s new for the Highlander.

2017 Toyota Highlander Power

There are a fair number of changes to detail in this 2017 Toyota Highlander. There are updates under the hood: a new 3.5L Direct Injection V6 engine will be available for gas models and standard to Hybrid trims. Toyota hasn’t put out the numbers, but has stated that the new powertrain will produce more horsepower, deliver a more direct driving feel, and get better fuel economy. The new V6 will be partnered with a new Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission. To help conserve gas, Highlanders equipped with the V6 will get a new Stop and Start engine system. Hybrid models will keep the electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission, and there will still be a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine for 4x2 LE gas models.

Safety of the 2017 Toyota Highlander In Kansas City, MO

The Highlander has always kept up with new tech features, and this section of the 2017 Toyota Highlander preview in Kansas City, MO will go over advanced safety features. Higher-level models will receive a Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan1, and this sophisticated system uses four cameras to provide a panoramic view of what’s around the vehicle on the touch screen display. It feature offers a live, rotating 360-degree view of what’s around your Highlander, which can be a great asset during backing and parking maneuvers. 2017 models will have Toyota Safety Sense P as standard. This multifeature package offers active technologies like Automatic High Beams, which can switch your headlights from high to low beams when it detects approaching vehicles. Other features included for Safety Sense P are a Dynamic Radar Cruise Control2, Lane Departure Alert3, and Pre-Collision Warning System4.  

The new Highlander will also be sporting some upgrades on the outside. There are three new exterior colors: Toasted Walnut Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, and the new SE trim will off exclusive Salsa Red Pearl. There’s a new grille design, and there are specific paint finishes for the grilles and headlamp housings. The sporty SE gets a dark paint treatment for its grille and headlamps, while the Platinum and Limited trims get a painted chrome finish. There’s a silver painted finish for the LE, LE Plus, and XLE trims.

We’re excited about the 2017 Toyota Highlander preview in Kansas City, MO, at Adams Toyota, and you can call us for more information at 800-510-3244. Our customers visit us from cities that include Independence, Sedalia, Kansas City, Warrensburg, Overland Park, Lawrence, Mission, and Grain Valley.


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1 The Bird's-Eye-View Camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the area surrounding the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm surrounding clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

2 Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Please see your Owner’s Manual for important instructions and cautions.

3 Lane Departure Alert is designed to read the lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness depends on many factors. See Owner’s Manual for more information.

4 The Pre-Collision System is designed to help reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a collision-avoidance system and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such as speed, driver input and road conditions. See your Owner’s Manual for further information.