2014 Toyota Highlander SUV Unveiled

2014 Toyota Highlander

The 3rd generation 2014 Toyota Highlander mid-size SUV has been recently unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The exterior design conveys both refinement and strength, complementing a new interior that will raise the bar in the mid-size SUV segment.

With three-row seating for up to eight, an array of standard features, a host of available in-cabin technologies, and increased cargo capacity, the new Highlander will offer a nuanced balance of style, comfort and utility. The total package is capped off with three powertrain choices: a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine a powerful V6 with a new six-speed transmission that will produce excellent all-around capability, and a V6-powered Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain for enhanced mileage and fewer emissions.

The new Highlander will be available in three powertrains. A 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is equipped with a variable intake manifold and dual Variable-Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), which controls phasing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts to optimize torque and fuel efficiency. The 2.7-liter engine is teamed with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

All Highlanders are assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) in Princeton, Ind. The all-new Highlander will reach dealer showrooms in early 2014.


2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with VVT-i
Transmission: Six-speed ECT-i
Drive System: Front-Wheel-Drive

3.5-liter V6 engine with VVT-i
Transmission: Six-speed ECT-i
Drive System: Front- and All-Wheel-Drive

Hybrid Synergy Drive with 3.5-liter V6 Engine and Electric Motor
Transmission: Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Drive System: All-Wheel-Drive


Overall Length:

Overall Width:

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Ground clearance:

18-inch alloy wheels
19-inch alloy wheels (Limited)

Tire Size:
18-inch: 245/60R18 (LE and XLE)
19-inch: 245/55R19 (Limited)

Towing Capacity:
5,000 lbs. (V6 only)

Seating Capacity:
7 or 8

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