2016 Toyota Highlander in Kokomo, IN

2016 Toyota Highlander in Kokomo, IN

Searching for an SUV that best suites the needs of you and your family can be a difficult task. There are plenty of SUVs to choose from on the market, which can make the choice even more difficult. Our team here at Kokomo Toyota is going to tell you about one of the most popular midsize SUVs on the market - the 2016 Toyota Highlander. The Highlander is the perfect family vehicle. It offers plenty of space for passengers and cargo, and it’s packed full of the latest safety and technology features, even on the base model.

There are five models available for the 2016 Toyota Highlander - the LE, LE Plus, XLE, Limited and Limited Platinum. All models offer seating for eight, besides the Limited Platinum model that has seating for seven passengers. The second row of this model is set with captain’s chairs instead of a second row bench seat. Drivers get to choose between nine exterior colors, and there is also the option of either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive when it comes to performance purposes. The Highlander is great in the city, on the highway and the occasional off-road adventure.


Depending on the model chosen, the 2016 Highlander comes equipped with either a 2.7-liter I-4 engine or a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Both of them are set with a 6-speed automatic transmission for a smooth driving experience.



Each model is set with a 3.5-inch multi-information display to ensure drivers are also up-to-date on their vehicle’s performance. Driver Speak Easy is an innovative feature that allows for drivers to project their voice through the speakers to the rear seat passengers.



The Toyota Star Safety System is standard on all five of the Highlander models. Drivers can choose the available Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control as well as Lane Departure Alert for added safety.

2016 Toyota Highlander design
2016 Toyota Highlander storage space
2016 Toyota Highlander seating
2016 Toyota Highlander

Test drive the 2016 Toyota Highlander in Kokomo, IN

The 2016 Toyota Highlander was a runner up for this year’s Kelley Blue Book Best Buys of 2016 in the midsize SUV category. It was recognized for its quiet, comfortable cabin, impressive performance capabilities and family oriented design. It was also prided for its impressive fuel economies. For the I-4 engine, the 2016 Highlander gets an estimated 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. As for the V-6 engine, the 2016 Highlander is just slightly less efficient. It gets an average 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

There is about 155 cubic feet of passenger volume, so prospective drivers can rest assured knowing there is plenty of space for all of their passengers. With all of the seats up, there is 13.8 cubic feet of space behind the third row for storage. Both the second and third row split 60/40 and make it easier to fit even more belongings.

The 2016 Highlander has all of the expected standard features including cruise control, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth and voice command. As far as entertainment goes, the Highlander offers a CD player, MP3 capabilities, USB ports and six speakers throughout the cabin. All models are set with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display with Entune Audio and a standard backup camera. There are upgrades available for Entune Audio including a navigation and app suite for the higher models.

Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota Highlander are encouraged to contact our team for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this family-friendly SUV can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.

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