Highlander is a popular full-size crossover. It is second in 2013 sales with more than 115,000 units sold through November. Now, the newly redesigned 2014 Toyota Highlander is a aiming to continue the sales growth into next and challenge for the top sales spot.
The redesign brings a more boxy and aggressive styling, more options, more features, and a price increase across the board. There is also a new Platinum package.
2014 Toyota Highlander Pricing
|MSRP Change (%)|
|6967||Hybrid LTD. Plat.||V6||AWD-i||N/A||$49,790||N/A||N/A|
The new Highlander is available with three power trains. The starter LE model with front wheel drive is the only one available with a 185 hp 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel efficiency is 20 MPG in the city, 25 MPG on the highway, and 22 MPG combined. The base LE with FWD starts at $29,215.
Next is the familiar 3.5-liter V6 with 270-horsepower @6,200 RPM and 248 lb-ft @4,700 RPM. This one is also equipped with a 6-speed automatic. Fuel efficiency is EPA rated at 19/25/21 MPG on FWD models and 18/24/20 MPG for AWD. This is 1 MPG combined better than the 2013 Highlander.
Finally, there is the Highlander Hybrid. Its Hybrid Synergy Drive system pairs the 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator. Net horsepower adds up to 280 hp with an EPA fuel rating of 27 MPG city/28 MPG highway/28 MPG combined.
There is Platinum Package available for 2014 model, and it includes:
- Driver Technology Package,
- Panoramic Moonroof
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Heated Second-row Captain’s Chairs.
Take a look at TFL getting a sneak peak look at the Highlander Hybrid going through high altitude testing: