2012 Toyota Highlander Crossover Specification

Introduced in 2007 as a 2008 model, the Highlander was due for a mild update - and that's just what it received for 2011. The 2011 Toyota Highlander made its formal debut earlier today at the State Fair of Texas.

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Ostensibly the same basic vehicle as last year's Highlander, the new model will nonetheless stand out a little thanks to revised front and rear fascias and new front fenders. The crossover is still very clearly a Highlander, although some of its "mini-Land Cruiser" look has been toned down for a more carlike appearance. A faux rear diffuser and simpler tail lamps round out rear end changes.

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Inside, the 2011 Highlander is essentially the same vehicle it was for 2010, although 7-seater models gain a new 50/50 split-folding rear seat that hides away in the cargo compartment. Previous Highlanders featured a single-piece two-seat bench.

A new Tech Audio system is standard on higher-trim Highlanders and it includes a USB port, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio capability.

Otherwise, the Highlander's interior makes due with only minor interior trim revisions.

Powertrains in the standard Highlander remain the same, although the Hybrid model gains a new engine. A 187-horsepower, 188 lb-ft. of torque 2.7-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission comes standard on base and SE models, while a 3.5-liter V6 pumping out 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft. of torque is standard on Limiteds and optional elsewhere. The V6 mates only to a five-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard on all standard gas models, while V6s can be optioned with all-wheel-drive.

The revised 2011 Highlanders go on sale this week, starting at $27,390 for a four-cylinder 4x2. A base V6 4x4 will list from $29,995, while the range-topping Limited V6 AWD starts at $36,345.


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