The available 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine helps give Highlander the perfect blend of power and efficiency. Engineered using Toyota's next generation technologies, this advanced engine is mated to a sophisticated Direct Shift-8AT (8-speed Automatic Transmission) to help give you more control. These components work brilliantly together to help give Highlander brisk acceleration off the line, and more mpg when cruising at speed.
Optimizing fuel efficiency means making enhancements all over, like the transmission and efficient engine that help to enhance EPA mpg estimates and earn an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle 11 (ULEV-11) rating.
The efficient Stop and Start Engine System (S&S) is available on V6 gas-powered Highlanders. This technology shuts the engine off when Highlander is at rest, like when at a stoplight, to help you save more fuel. When it's time to go, releasing the brake pedal seamlessly restarts the engine so you can effortlessly get on your way.
When the road gets adventurous, Highlander embraces it with available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive (AWD). It distributes engine power from front to rear and manages the vehicle's braking system from side to side, giving you better control.
The 2019 Highlander features an inspired front fascia with a dynamic front grille and expressive headlights, making for one bold first impression. With a unique grille tailored for each grade, there's a Highlander that perfectly matches your style.
Let's shine a light on style. Expressive headlights now feature integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRL), amplifying the 2019 Highlander's signature look. The stylish SE grade ups the excitement with its dark-black-accent headlights, while Highlander Limited Platinum has a powerful presence of its own with chrome-accent headlight housing. Every Highlander gets brilliant LED taillights for added visibility in the rear.
Highlander shows off its athletic side with a selection of available alloy wheels. The sporty Highlander SE has 19-in. multi-spoke alloy wheels with a black finish. Highlander Limited Platinum adds sophistication with 19-in. 5-spoke Dark Chromtec® alloy wheels.
With a total of five USB ports, it's easy to power up the family road trip. Three USB ports up front and two USB ports in the rear help everyone keep their favorite portable electronic devices plugged in.
Highlander's roomy interior gives you enough space to seat up to eight people and provides more comfort along the way with reclining third-row seats. Available second-row captain's chairs help Highlander comfortably seat seven and offer the same great versatility. You can even get heated second-row captain's chairs on the Limited grade with Platinum Package.
Waste no space. We designed the rear suspension of Highlander to create more space in the cargo area for your gear. And since every journey's different, Highlander is there to adapt. Sometimes you've got lots of people, lots of gear or a mix of both. The 60/40 split third-row seat has the ability to fold flat and recline to accommodate your needs.
Part of enjoying the road is not to hear it. Highlander has silencing insulation materials along its floor to help keep things quiet, as well as acoustic-type glass in the windshield to further reduce noise entering the cabin.
In-seat entertainment for everyone. Your passengers have the whole sky to entertain them, thanks to the available panoramic moonroof that is part of the Platinum Package.
Entertaining from the driver's seat is tough. Let the available rear-seat Blu-Ray Disc™ entertainment system help. The 9-in. display screen comes with RCA jacks, remote and two wireless headphones.
The available Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) is designed to heighten your awareness on the road by alerting you when a vehicle enters a blind spot on either side. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) works similarly. When you slowly back out of a driveway or parking spot, it provides audible and visual indicators to warn you of approaching vehicles.
An Advanced Airbag System helps protect you and your family with driver and front passenger dual stage airbags, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, a driver knee airbag, a front passenger seat-cushion airbag and Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA) for all rows.
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) provides an added measure of safety for the smaller members of your family. LATCH includes lower anchors and tethers on the outboard second-row seats and a tether anchor on the middle seat of the second and third rows.
A Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) comes standard on every Highlander. Designed to monitor tire pressure at all times, it alerts the driver when a tire or tires become critically underinflated and is one more way Highlander helps keep you safe.