Black 2018 Toyota Highlander driving down street past archway in background

How well can the 2018 Toyota Highlander perform?

2018 Toyota Highlander drivetrain features and performance specs 

The SUV segment of the automotive market is one of the fastest-growing out there, as there is quickly becoming something for every kind of driver in a package larger than most sedans. In the Toyota model line, the Highlander SUV has achieved an iconic status for adrenaline enthusiasts and business personnel alike, so today we wanted to give both groups a little insight into what the Highlander is capable of. Join us as we run through the 2018 Toyota Highlander drivetrain features and performance specs! 

2018 Toyota Highlander engine performance and overall capability 

No expense has been spared to ensure that the 2018 Highlander can give you the searing, testosterone-laced durability that you need. Check the 3.5-liter V6 engine under the hood, which can produce 295 horsepower and up to 263 lb-ft of torque, making sure that your off-the-line speed is always top-notch! 

White Toyota Highlander model driving down empty city street in daytime

Black Toyota Highlander driving down rainy waterfront road

That’s not all; the Highlander, with its 8-speed Direct Shift Automatic Transmission, has one of the smoothest rides that the industry has to offer. Plus, with Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive in the fold, power gets shifted seamlessly to the wheels that need it depending on the terrain you’re conquering. It all equals up to a premier, unwavering experience every time you step behind the wheel.  

2018 Toyota Highlander interior and tech features 

If your vision for the 2018 Highlander is more suited for the commute on a daily basis, it’s got you covered with some cool innovation! The Entune™ multimedia bundle combines with Integrated Navigation to keep you more connected than in previous years, and tri-zone automatic climate control ensures that passengers in all three rows of seating can stay comfortable. 

Woman connecting smartphone to Toyota Highlander EnTune system

Front row of seating in Toyota Highlander with steering wheel prominent

If you need to keep tabs on the happenings around you, fear not! Thanks to a Bird’s Eye View Camera, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, the 2018 Highlander uses sensors to keep you in tune to traffic changes and takes measures to keep you safe every step of the way. 


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Test drive the 2018 Toyota Highlander in Palo Alto CA 

We don’t want to keep you waiting if you’re looking to get behind the wheel of the all-new Toyota Highlander, so contact us today to schedule a test drive! We’re always happy to help you learn a bit more about the vehicles you love.