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2016 Toyota Highlander: 5 Reasons to Buy – Video

If you’re looking for information on a newer Toyota Highlander, we’ve published an updated review: 2019 Toyota Highlander Review

Toyota has a pretty good-sized list of SUVs on the market. The Highlander is one of the newer additions to the Toyota family, but don’t be fooled by its age — it has learned a lot from its siblings. Here are five reasons why the 2016 Toyota Highlander is one of the best 3-row crossovers out there.

Passenger Safety

Toyota equipped the Highlander with family safety in mind. With a 5-star overall rating, it’s designed to not only offer protection in an accident but also assist you in avoiding one from the get-go. A standard rearview camera and numerous features within the optional Star Safety system keep you confident behind the wheel.

Spacious Interior

If you’re considering a minivan, put the 3-row Highlander at the top of your shopping list. It seats eight passengers — or seven with the second-row captain’s chairs. The third-row seats recline, and thanks to available 3-zone climate control, passengers can control the temperature all the way in the back for maximum comfort. See the 2016 Toyota Highlander models for sale near you

Feature-Rich Cabin

Unlike some confusing head-scratching cabins, the Highlander has a user-friendly control layout. The 6.1- or 8-inch Entune audio system comes standard with USB/Bluetooth/iPod connectivity, along with some other cool capabilities such as receiving current gas prices and weather info. Parents will want to opt for the 9-in Blu-ray rear-seat entertainment system.

Reliable Ride

Like every Toyota, the Highlander’s reliability is without question. It comes with a 185-horsepower 4-cylinder returning a combined 22 miles per gallon, but the available V6 is also a great choice with a combined 21 mpg and a solid 270 horses. Road noise is kept to a minimum thanks to an acoustic-type windshield glass and special insulation along the floor.

Variations for All

How do you want your Highlander? There are five different trims, including a hybrid version, so you can bet there’s a Highlander for everyone. The base LE checks in under $30 grand. Need all-wheel drive? No problem. Going for all the bells and whistles? The available wood-grain details, a heated steering wheel and many more premium features ensure that there is no need to pay high-end luxury prices.

Autotrader Says

Crossovers are steadily on the rise, and there are endless options to choose from. The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a family-friendly 3-row crossover with reliability, versatility and tons of safety. Check one out, and see why the Highlander plays ball with the big boys. Find a Toyota Highlander for sale


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