2016 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER: Active families looking at midsize crossover sport utility vehicles will be checking out the 2016 Toyota Highlander during the 108th annual Chicago Auto Show, Feb.13-21, 2016. Highlander is available in four well-equipped grades: LE, LE Plus, XLE and the top-tier Limited and Limited Platinum. There are three powertrain choices: a fuel-efficient 2.7- liter four-cylinder that produces 185-horsepower, a 270-hp 3.5L V-6, and a gasoline-powered V-6 Hybrid model that is paired with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator for total system output of 280-hp. All of the powerplants are mated to a new six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with selectable manual sequential shifting. New for 2016, Toyota has made the towing package standard on all V-6 models. When properly equipped, the V-6 engines enable up to 5,000-pound towing capacity, while the four-cylinder tow parcel provides a maximum of 3,500 lbs. Fresh exterior design elements include a retouched trapezoidal grille, wraparound headlights, deeply chiseled fenders, sculptured wheel wells and rear panels. A newly designed height-adjustable rear liftgate is available with one-touch power open/close function. Highlanders come equipped with a soft-touch instrument panel; and silver-painted, satin, and chrome-plated accents throughout the interior. Thanks to acoustic-type glass used and the most insulation coverage ever applied in a Highlander ensures a hushed cabin and serene ride for all. All 2016 Highlanders include enhanced vehicle stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, anti-lock braking system, smart stop technology, hill-start assist control and a backup camera. Highlander can transport eight passengers (seven with captain chairs), or when middle- and third-row seating is down, it can haul up to 95.4 cu. ft. of the family cargo. The Highlander is assembled in Princeton, Ind. and exported to 12 countries.
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