The 2016 Toyota Highlander is one of the most popular mid-sized SUVs on highways as of late.  But for drivers in the South Brunswick Township, Plainsboro Township and New Brunswick areas, we're going to show you what exactly makes this car great. In our new Toyota vehicle review, we're going in-depth with engine power, interior space and features, and safety.

2016 Toyota Highlander Power & Performance

The Toyota Highlander features a 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve engine, which is capable of reaching 185 horsepower at 5,800 rpm. This engine is not only powerful, but it's also fuel efficient. According to EPA estimates, the Toyota Highlander gets 20/25 mpg for city and highway.

Interior Space & Seating

The 2016 Toyota Highlander comfortably seats 8 passengers on fabric trimmed seats. This SUV offers 158.7 cubic feet of space for its passengers, and it shows. For the driver and side passenger, the Toyota Highlander features 40.7 inches of head room as well as 44.2 inches of leg room.

In terms of cargo, with all the seats up, the Toyota Highlander contains 13.8 cubic feet.  However, with all of the backseats down, the maximum amount of cargo space balloons to 83.7 cubic feet. For your New Jersey travels, the Toyota Highlander offers a lot in cargo and passenger space.

Technology & Entertainment

The 2016 Toyota Highlander comes standard with an Entune™ multimedia bundle. This package features an AM/FM/CD stereo system with 6 speakers, a USB 2.0 Port, an auxiliary input for external media use and a 6.1-inch high-resolution touch-screen display. The car also features Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity with music streaming and phone book access. For convenience, this car also has SIRI® eyes-free connectivity.

The Toyota Highlander also comes with a 3.5-inch LCD trip computer which measures miles driven, fuel economy and ECO driving indicator. Overall, with this SUV's technology features and Bluetooth®, driving and staying connected has never been easier.

2016 Toyota Highlander Safety Features

This SUV comes equipped with the Star Safety System™, which features enhanced vehicle stability/traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist and smart-stop technology, which allows you to stop quickly while trying to avoid a collision.

With passive safety, this vehicle features front, rear and third row head airbags, dual front-side mounted airbags, driver's knee airbag and driver/passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats, which can reduce the severity of whiplash during rear collisions.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2016 Toyota received an overall 5-star rating. With the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Toyota Highlander received Good in all categories. When it comes to safety, the features of the Toyota Highlander offer the maximum amount of protection.

2016 Toyota Highlander Conclusion

Dayton Toyota showed you that with engine power and fuel economy, the Toyota Highlander offers a lot. This car features a spacious interior that will be comfortable for both you and your passengers.

Technology is important on the road today, and with the Entune™ multimedia bundle included in the Toyota Highlander, you will always be up-to-date. With safety, this car offers great features for both active and passive safety, and it shows with its NHTSA and IIHS safety ratings.

Schedule a test drive of the 2016 Toyota Highlander today at Dayton Toyota, proudly serving the greater South Brunswick Township, Plainsboro Township and New Brunswick, NJ areas.

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