Toyota Highlander (2011)

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Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

Toyota has revised its popular Toyota and Highlander Hybrid crossover utility vehicles for 2011, them enhanced styling, standard amenities and new user

The 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, was available only in the Toyota Base grade model for is now also offered in the SE, the most grade (2WD only). The Highlander Hybrid debuts a powerful and advanced 3.5-liter V6 engine, along with a Tech Audio Package and exterior design elements.

The Highlander is available in Base, SE and grades in both two-wheel and full-time four-wheel-drive (4WD). A 3.5-liter V6 is standard on the Limited and available for the others. All Toyota Hybrid models are equipped four-wheel-drive with intelligence and in Base and Limited grades.

The Toyota Highlander pioneered the crossover utility vehicle ushering in car-like performance, and fuel efficiency yet with roominess and versatility. The second-generation amplifies those attributes and is the leaders in the segment in standard and passive safety features.

New Details for 2011

The Toyota gets a sophisticated design for 2011 featuring a new front hood and fenders, with the freshened by black rockers chrome accents (gas only). The headlights and tail are also redesigned, as are the 17-inch wheels. The Limited Grade stylish 19-inch wheels and features silver roof The SE grade gains a power

2011 Toyota Highlander

The Highlander Hybrid is more distinguished from the gasoline by its own unique grille and bumper It shares the new fenders and hood the gas Toyota Highlander but features rockers with chrome plus vertically stacked fog The projector beam headlights and taillights feature blue covers. Daytime running are now standard on all Toyota Highlander

Expanded Amenities and Tech for

The Highlander remains a popular vehicle and caters to that more effectively for 2011 more standard amenities and technologies. In particular, Base and SE feature more comfort and features than previously A standard 50/50 split seat and manual rear control have been standard for all 2011 models.

The new Audio is standard for SE and Limited and for Base grade and features a USB integrated XM Satellite Radio 90-day trial subscription) and helping ensure a wide of connected capabilities for passengers. In the grade, this is part of a comprehensive package that includes a backup monitor 3.5-inch multi-information display, an power drivers seat, cover, engine immobilizer, fabric interior, flip-up window, fog lamps and black rails.

The Toyota Highlander base grade offers a new Package that includes front seats with seat heaters, leather-trimmed wheel and shift knob, moonroof, HomeLink®, auto-dimming mirror with compass, an engine immobilizer with alarm. The optional navigation is now available for the SE grade (previously on Limited), while the Limited standard automatic climate for the rear and offers a new perforated The Toyota Highlander Hybrid grade gains standard fabric seating, along an eight-way power driver’s the Tech Audio, the third-row and manual rear climate

Performance and Efficiency

The Toyota offers three distinct of performance: a 2.7-liter four-cylinder joined the lineup in 2009, an EPA-estimated 25 MPG rating in highway The 2.7-liter engine produces 187 and 186 lb.-ft. of peak torque.

The engine is equipped with a intake manifold and dual valve timing with (VVT-i), which controls on both the intake and exhaust to optimize torque and fuel The four-cylinder engine is teamed with a standard six-speed controlled automatic transmission.

The 3.5-liter V6 (standard on Limited) 270 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 248 lb.-ft. of at 4,700 RPM. The V6, also, is with dual VVT-i and a intake manifold. A five-speed controlled automatic transmission offers selectable manual shifting.

The Toyota Highlander model’s Hybrid Synergy features a new, more 3.5-liter V6 for 2011, replacing the 3.3-liter V6. The system pairs the V6 engine with a high-torque drive motor-generator for total output of 280 net horsepower. A second motor provides automatic four-wheel drive traction. The Highlander Hybrid receives EPA fuel economy ratings of 28 MPG and 28 MPG highway.

The 4WD Toyota Highlander uniquely generates rear-wheel with a separate electric (MGR) that provides drive torque on demand. the Toyota Highlander Hybrid system does not require gearing or a driveshaft from the The system electronically varies and rear torque distribution on traction conditions.

Activating an EV switch located on the front console allows the driver to strictly in electric-mode under conditions for a limited distance at low or in some stop-and-go driving A new ECON drive mode activates a throttle control that reduces the throttle during acceleration, enhancing economy. The Hybrid System in the instrument gauge panel the driver with a guideline to maximize fuel consumption.

and Ride

The Highlander continues to build on its of delivering one of the most capable, and quiet rides in the segment. independent suspension is via MacPherson in front and a dual-link strut suspension system. Base and SE models are equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels 245/65 R17 tires; the Limited standard 19-inch alloy with 245/55 R19 tires. A tire pressure monitoring is designed to alert the driver if in a tire drops to critical All Toyota Highlander models are with four-wheel disc On conventional Highlander 4WD models, four-wheel drive is available on all V6

Active Safety

Toyota comes standard with Star Safety System™. system integrates operation of Vehicle Stability Control Traction Control (TRAC), Power Steering (EPS) and the brake system (ABS), Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Assist (BA).

Enhanced VSC the driver maintain control by adjusting engine output and force at each wheel certain conditions while providing steering assistance in the direction through Electric Steering (EPS). Gasoline Highlander models are also with a straight-line steering When varying traction ABS to apply different left/right force, the system can apply torque to help offset pull.

The Toyota Highlander employs the advanced Vehicle Integrated Management (VDIM) VDIM is designed to enhance traction and braking systems normally react to vehicle conditions by anticipating tire before a skid, slide or spin occurs and helps to corrections in a smooth, progressive In addition to integrating all of the Highlander’s control systems (VSC, BA, EPS, EBD and ABS), the VDIM also employs powerful software to integrate the Electronic Control with intelligence and Electronically Controlled Brakes

All Toyota Highlander models a corner-braking feature. Harnessing the of the vehicle’s dynamic control this feature limits pressure on inside wheels cornering to help enhance through the turn. Standard on all Hill-Start Assist Control prevent the vehicle from backward from a stop by braking pressure for approximately two

Downhill Assist Control is standard equipment on all gas 4WD models. The DAC is designed to maintain a constant and maintain handling and steering by reducing wheel lock braking even at slow on slippery descents.


Toyota Highlander comes with seven airbags. include advanced driver and passenger airbags, front side airbags and a driver’s airbag. Roll-sensing side airbags help to protect the of all three rows in the event of side collisions or vehicle Additionally, all Highlander models are equipped with front headrests.

Comfort and Convenience

features on all Toyota Highlander include front and rear air eight-way adjustable driver’s (10-way on Limited); power locks and windows with window jam protection and auto-up/down manual tilt and telescopic wheel; cruise control; keyless entry system; windshield and rear privacy digital clock; dual sun with vanity mirrors and extensions; conversation mirror; entry system; scheduled indicator light; full-size tire and more.

The Highlander SE and grades feature a standard camera with a 3.5-inch display; this feature is for Base grade models for as part of the optional Tech The display includes a backup monitor, clock, outside warning messages, and cruise that includes average economy, average speed, to empty, current fuel and trip timer. On models with the optional navigation the backup camera’s images are on the seven-inch navigation screen.

A variety of available options and include a voice-activated touch navigation system with an screen; JBL premium audio; seat trim with front seats, and a power moonroof. The optional tow package for V6 enables up to 5,000-pound maximum capacity. The four-cylinder tow package up to 3,500 pounds of maximum capacity. A power liftgate can be opened and closed with a key fob is an option on the Base grade and on SE and Limited.

Exterior Design

at Calty Design Research in Beach, Calif. the second-generation Highlander moves away traditional SUV styling cues. sculpted lines, a wide, stance and muscular contours Highlander a contemporary, dynamic The Base grade Toyota could be mistaken for an upgrade with its six-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, color-keyed remote outside mirrors, and front grille. The Limited the luxury part with door handles and roof puddle lamps and rear

Interior Design

The Toyota provides an open, airy and interior with seating for or up to 95.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity (94.1 for Hybrid). There are numerous compartments throughout the cabin, with 10 cup holders, four holders, two front and one cargo-area auxiliary power outlets and area tie down hooks.

The and SE grades feature a center shift knob with accents and front driver and assist grips. The center shift knob and assist on the Limited grade feature grain-style trim. Styling on the inside of the Toyota Highlander include a silver and wood interior trim with door handle accents, meters with blue and a power meter with a system indicator.

The headrests are adjustable in two ways on the grade and four different on SE and Limited. The second row provides split seatbacks. The seat as either a three-person bench or, by the Center Stow™ seat, a of captain’s chairs complete armrests, creating a convenient area between the seats for access to the third row. A Stow™ center console can be placed between the seats to additional storage. The second row slides fore and aft and reclines.

to the third-row is made easy by the walk-in lever at an easy to position at the bottom of the passenger-side seat. Standard one-touch inside the cargo area the second-row seats to fold and flat. The third-row seats in a similar manner, using a in the back of the seat.

Production of the engine Highlander, Toyota’s North American-built model, in October 2009 at the company’s in Princeton, Indiana. Moving the Highlander assembly line to facility represented a $450 investment.

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