Toyota Highlander 2001

Toyota Highlander 2001: Toyota hopes to piggyback on the success of the Lexus RX 300, a car-based sport utility vehicle, by using its very own variation that is larger however cheaper. The RX 300 is the very successful version at Lexus, Toyota's luxury division.

With the enhancement of both the Highlander, which takes place sale early in 2001, and also the full-size Sequoia, Toyota will certainly have 5 SUVs in its schedule. Though it is larger than the truck-based 4Runner, the Highlander will certainly slot listed below the 4Runner in price as well as over the RAV4-- a smaller car-based SUV. Toyota expects Highlander to appeal to vehicle owners that desire the appearance and also versatility of an SUV while preserving carlike ride as well as handling.

Toyota Highlander 2001


Highlander is based upon the exact same style as the RX 300 yet has a wheelbase of 107 inches as well as a total size of 184-- 4 inches much longer in both measurements. Both SUVs are built on a customized Toyota Camry platform.

The lone body style is a four-door wagon with a back liftgate. Popular fender folds as well as squared-off styling as opposed to slanted rear roof pillars offer the Highlander a various appearance.


Sitting for 5 will consist of two front containers and also a split rear bench that holds 3 and folds up for extra cargo area. As in the RX 300, the transmission bar mounts at a weird angle below the control panel however shows to be in a practical area. Though the control design resembles that in the Lexus, the Highlander has different sound as well as environment controls.

Under the Hood

Like the RX 300, the Highlander will be readily available with front-wheel drive or irreversible four-wheel drive. Unlike the RX 300, which comes only with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine, the Highlander also will certainly come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Both engines are utilized in the Toyota Camry sedan and team with a four-speed transmission. The V-6 generates 220 horse power, as well as the four-cylinder makes 155 hp.

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