Sunday, November 24, 2013

2014 Toyota Highlander [VIDEO]

Toyota unveiled the latest Highlander at the New York auto show as a 2014 model. It’s a major make over emphasizing passenger-car virtues such as comfort, quiet operation, and a smooth ride. And like the generation-two Highlander, it has seats for seven passengers, as three-row seats are now a mid-size-SUV must
The upgrade engine and Hybrid Synergy Drive also appear to be carry-overs, the former a 3.5-liter V-6 (currently 270 horsepower), with a new six-speed automatic. The hybrid continues with the 231-hp 3.5-liter V-6 augmented by electric motor power for total system output of 280 horsepower. As with the current Highlander, the hybrid system works through a continuously variable transmission. Both engines continue to be fed by less-efficient port-injection systems, as distinct from power- and fuel-economy-enhancing direct injection
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid limited will range from $47,300 ($930 more than the 2013 iteration), and the Platinum model from $49,790.