Let's be honest. Many moms and dads out there feel as if they lose a bit of their cool when they transition from a sports car (etc) to an SUV. Even kids (especially teens) today are far more conscious about the cool-factor (or lack thereof) of the family vehicle than generations before. But there is no escaping the necessity of an SUV when it comes to a family vehicle.
So what is an image conscious tribe to do when choosing a new SUV for 2017? You might want to take a look at the following new release from Toyota.
4 Reasons Why the 2017 Toyota Highlander is the Coolest Family Vehicle in North America
Bold New Design
The photo above shows it all. The refreshed exterior is bolder than ever, giving the 2017 Highlander a distinct look over its already impressive predecessors. The sporty SE (pictured in Midnight Black Metallic) in particular sends a message that your family isn't like the rest on the cul-de-sac. Sleek may be an overused identifier when it comes to describing a new car exterior, but there is nary a more apt term for this SUV. The new and impactful front grille inspires confidence from driveway to highway, while redesigned LED taillights and larger than life alloy wheels convey a touch of sophistication. Want something really cool? Funky puddle lights (available with the Platinum Package) project an illuminated "Highlander" logo onto the concrete directly below your side mirrors. Allow yourself to hover a bit as passer-byers take notice of this undeniably slick feature.
A Kick-Back and Relax Interior
Drivers and passengers (seats up to eight) are about to experience the redefinition of comfort and style on the road. The new Highlander's refreshed premium interior is unmatched in its class. Available upscale leather-trimmed seats with distinctive accents add a layer of finesse without pretension.
What says cool better than the wind blowing through your hair? Thanks to an available panoramic moonroof you can feel the breeze and enjoy the view above.
And of course you need a soundtrack to your family excursions, which is why the Highlander includes five USB ports to give everyone access to their devices, connected to 6 JBL speakers (12 speakers in the Limited). Pick a new DJ for every 100 miles on that next road trip! Auto-infotainment expands further when you consider the available rear-seat Blu-ray Disc entertainment system. The remote controlled 9-inch display screen with RCA jacks with two wireless headphones keeps the kids/teens relaxed (and occupied) in the back while mom and dad enjoy the comforts of a smooth (and quiet) drive up front.
Smooth Yet Powerful Drive
There's something special behind the mechanics of the new Highlander. Available for 2017, is an all-new 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine and available Direct Shift-8AT (8-speed Automatic Transmission) that provide mom or dad with the power and efficiency to take the family on some grand adventures, no matter the season. The enhanced powertrain was manufactured to generate more horsepower and torque while optimizing fuel efficiency, so that smooth yet powerful drive does not come at the expense of your family bank account. The SUV's pumped up muscle also allows you to tow up to 5000 lbs, so bring your recreational trailer along for the weekend.
Because Safety is the Coolest When it Comes to Your Family
There is no sacrificing safety for the sake of awesomeness when you choose the new Highlander as your family vehicle. As a family chariot, the SUV was built to keep the entire brood safe and secure. The updated (and standard) Toyota Safety SenseT P (TSS-P) package combines Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The SUV also some standard with Toyota's renowned Star Safety SystemT, making the new Highlander one of the safest vehicles in its class in 2017. And that, is the coolest you can get.
Ready to embrace your inner Arthur Fonzarelli? View more on the 2017 Highlander and then bring the entire family down to our Greater Vancouver area Toyota Dealership for a test drive. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.