Toyota 2011 Highlander is Invigorated with Revisions - Toyota Parts Blog

It seems that next season’s crossover to drive, the 2011 Toyota Highlander, will receive many new upgrades and aesthetic improvements that will give rise to a crossover full of energy and life, with a sense of sophistication unmet in the crossover industry. Not only will the 2011 model get a completely redesigned front grille and bumpers, along with other exterior changes; but also it will be the site of the newest and most innovative interior design features available to today’s consumer.

Interior Changes

As far as the interior goes, the biggest changes have to do with the Tech Audio console available for all models in different packages. These packages include “a USB port, integrated XM Satellite Radio (includes 90-day trial subscription) and Bluetooth®, helping ensure a wide array of “connected” capabilities for passengers.” So, depending on what features you select in your 2011 Highlander, you can rock-out on your Ipod via a USB hookup or stay classic and listen to your favorite AM/FM radio station.

An Exterior Reworked

The Exterior, as mentioned before, has been changed from the 2010 model to give it a more dignified, yet energetic look year round. The headlights are somewhat slimmer, and the bumper design gives them a more prominent look than the 2010 model. In the Press release regarding the 2011 model, Toyota stated

“The second-generation Highlander moves away from traditional SUV styling cues. Clean, sculpted lines, a wide, stable stance and muscular contours give Highlander a contemporary, dynamic presence. The Base grade Highlander could be mistaken for an upgrade model with its six-spoke 17-inch machined alloy wheels, color-keyed power remote outside mirrors, and silver-painted front grille. The Limited looks the luxury part with chrome door handles and roof rails, puddle lamps and rear spoiler.”

Drive with Power

Performance and Efficiency, as with other Toyota vehicles, is a high priority in the 2011 model. The vehicle offers three different performance options; “the Highlander comes with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder, a 3.5-liter V6 (standard on Limited) 270 horsepower, and a Hybrid Synergy Drive featuring a new, more powerful 3.5-liter V6 for 2011, replacing the previous 3.3-liter V6”. These different options can give nearly every consumer a vehicle that  meets their specific needs and desires, and all are powered by the reliability guaranteed with Toyota Parts.

**Quoted materials come from Toyota’s Press release found HERE**

Written by Tom Blackman