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2019 Toyota Highlander Review

2019 Toyota Highlander Review

Searching for your next vehicle? With standard safety features and impressive gas mileage, the 2019 Toyota Highlander is an appealing option. Baierl Automotive created this handy review of some of the coolest features available on this dynamic ride. Car buyers in Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler can explore the engine options, interior space, and safety features of the Highlander below.

2019 Toyota Highlander Engine Options

2019 Toyota Highlander SpecsVariety is important when choosing your next vehicle. It’s nice to have different options, and the 2019 Toyota Highlander offers multiple engines so you can find the right amount of efficiency for you.

With the standard 2.7L 4-cylinder engine, you can expect an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city and 24 MPG highway.[1] This standard engine is a great choice if you want a dependable vehicle that offers low emissions. If you’re looking for a more dynamic ride with a lot of power, the next available engine might be the choice for you.

The 3.5L V6 engine with direct injection pairs perfectly with an 8-speed automatic transmission to provide more control. They work together to improve acceleration and fuel economy, contributing to an EPA-estimated 21 MPG city and 27 MPG highway.[2] The upgraded engine also allows for a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. If you enjoy trips to the lake and want to bring along your boat, the Highlander has you covered.

Toyota Highlander Interior Space

A weekend getaway means you need a lot of space for luggage and fishing equipment. You can fold down the second and third rows to enjoy a maximum cargo capacity of 83.7 cubic feet. If you’re traveling with friends or family, the Highlander can seat eight when all the seats are upright. On cold nights, your passengers will thank you for the available heated second-row captain’s chairs.

When taking a long drive, you want to be sure that you are properly entertained. The Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation and Entune® App Suite has an 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen display equipped with a suite of popular apps, allowing you to connect your compatible smartphone and listen to your favorite tunes. The available bundle also comes with integrated navigation to help keep you on course.

Impressive Standard Safety

2019 Toyota Highlander SafetyToyota knows that nothing is more important than safety, so they offer many safety technologies standard on the 2019 Toyota Highlander. Toyota Safety Sense™ P is a suite of safety features that includes:

Designed to detect unintentional lane departures and even help steer you safely back to your designated lane.

Allows you to drive at a preset speed and following distance. If the cars in front of you slow, so will your Highlander. A notification will sound when you should apply the brakes, allowing you to relax more during morning commutes.

Detects potential frontal collisions and alerts you to them. In certain situations, it may apply additional brake force to ensure your safety.

You can never be too safe. Add the available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to be alerted to drivers in your blind spot. When you’re backing out of tight spot, utilize this technology to detect oncoming vehicles. You can also employ the available Bird’s Eye View Camera. This system provides a comprehensive overhead view of your Highlander to help you detect stationary obstacles.

Review the 2019 Toyota Highlander in Person

The next step in your car-buying journey is to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Toyota Highlander. This SUV has so much more to offer residents of Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler. Contact Baierl Automotive today to schedule a test drive!


[1] 2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

[2] 2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.