With the addition of both the Highlander, which goes on sale early in 2001, as well as the full-size Sequoia, Toyota will have 5 SUVs in its schedule. Though it is larger than the truck-based 4Runner, the Highlander will certainly port listed below the 4Runner in rate as well as over the RAV4-- a smaller sized car-based SUV. Toyota expects Highlander to appeal to auto proprietors that want the look as well as flexibility of an SUV while keeping carlike ride and also handling.
2001 Toyota Highlander
Highlander is based upon the very same layout as the RX 300 yet has a wheelbase of 107 inches and a total size of 184-- 4 inches longer in both dimensions. Both SUVs are improved a customized Toyota Camry system.
The lone body style is a four-door wagon with a back liftgate. Popular fender folds as well as squared-off designing instead of inclined rear roof covering pillars provide the Highlander a various look.
Sitting for 5 will include two front buckets and a split back bench that holds 3 and also folds for additional cargo room. As in the RX 300, the automatic transmission lever installs at an odd angle below the control panel yet proves to be in a practical area. Though the control design is similar to that in the Lexus, the Highlander has different sound and environment controls.
Under the Hood
Like the RX 300, the Highlander will be offered with front-wheel drive or long-term four-wheel drive. Unlike the RX 300, which comes just with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine, the Highlander likewise will certainly have a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Both engines are used in the Toyota Camry car as well as group with a four-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 produces 220 horse power, and the four-cylinder makes 155 hp.