2018 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid
WHAT ROAD TRIPS WERE INTENDED TO BE
You may never hear “Are we there yet?” again. The 2018 Highlander & Highlander Hybrid have the safety, performance, and fun factor to keep your entire family content through every adventure.
Seating for 7 or 8
Highlander offers heated front row captain’s chairs in fabric, leather (XLE AWD/Hybrid) or perforated and ventilated leather (Limited/Limited Hybrid). The middle row features 60/40 split bench seats or reclining captain’s chairs (Available on XLE AWD with the SE Package). Highlander Limited adds standard heated middle seats, and the third row offers a fold flat 60/40 split on all models. Comfort is a breeze with 3 zone independent climate control on XLE and above.
Highlander features an elegant new front and rear fascia design and LED head and tail lamps. Premium features include standard 18” chrome-clad or optional 19” black or dark chrome-clad alloys, and an available panoramic glass roof on Limited and Limited Hybrid.
Available Power Rear Door
XLE and Limited Models include a remote-operated power rear door with jam protection. The rear door also includes flip up rear door glass with a sunshade. A tonneau cover is standard, to conceal your belongings in the cargo area.
The 7-passenger Highlander SE AWD package (available on the Highlander XLE) adds sporty and stylish features like 19” black alloy wheels, a sport grille, black roof rails, a sport interior trim upholstered in leather. Inside, you’ll find middle row captain’s chairs and ambient lighting. There are 5 exterior colours available, including Salsa Red Pearl - available exclusively on the SE package.
Bird’s Eye View Monitor
Available on Limited gas and hybrid models, Highlander’s Bird’s Eye View Monitor system includes four cameras, mounted on the front, rear and both side mirrors to create a panoramic view of your surroundings and display it on the 8” audio screen, helping you avoid obstacles at any angle.
Touchscreen Audio & Backup Camera
Highlander includes a 6.1” touchscreen AM/FM audio system with Dual 2.1 amp USB inputs, SIRI® Eyes Free, Bluetooth® capability, steering wheel audio controls, and a backup camera with the image displayed on the screen. XLE and Limited (gas and hybrid) models add SiriusXM Satellite Radio integration and AVN Navigation and feature a larger 8” display.
Available on gas and hybrid XLE and Limited models, Driver EasySpeak integrates a microphone by the driver and can transmit audio through the rear speakers. The days of trying to get the attention of rear passengers are over.
More Technology Features
Available 3-Zone Independent Automatic Climate Control
Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD)
Toyota’s renowned gas and electric HSD powertrain is standard on all Highlander Hybrid models. It includes exciting features like regenerative braking to recapture energy so you never have to plug in. A long battery life, and exceptional 8 year/160,000km hybrid component warranty also come standard.
8 YEAR | OR | 160,000 km
Hybrid Component Warranty
Fuel Efficiency Ratings
Gas Rating (L/100km)†
Hybrid Rating (L/100km)†
†Fuel Efficiency Disclaimer
Fuel efficiency estimates were determined using approved Government of Canada/Transport Canada Test Methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.
3.5L Direct Injection Engine
The 2018 Highlander features Toyota’s award winning D4S engine - an innovation that provides both high output and increased fuel efficiency. It’s mated to an 8 speed direct shift automatic transmission that offers excellent response. And with 2,268 kg (5000 lb.) towing capacity, you can take the boat with you.
Stop and Start Engine
Better SUV fuel efficiency requires better technology. Enter Highlander’s Stop and Start Engine system (available on LE AWD and standard on XLE & Limited gas models) that reduces fuel consumption and idling emissions. Come to a full stop and the engine shuts off. It restarts seamlessly once the brake pedal is released.
Toyota Safety SenseTM P
Toyota Safety SenseTM (TSS) is designed to help protect drivers, passengers, people in other vehicles on the road, and pedestrians (TSS-P only). TSS is comprised of multi-feature active safety packages anchored by automated pre-collision warning and braking. TSS is designed to support the driver's awareness, decision-making and vehicle operation over a wide range of speeds under certain conditions. Packaged together in an integrated system, TSS features help address three key areas of accident protection: mitigating or preventing frontal collisions, helping to keep drivers within their lane, and enhancing road safety during nighttime driving. Always drive safely, obey traffic speed limits and laws, and focus on the road while driving.
Front & Rear Clearance Sonar
Available on Limited models (hybrid & gas) this parking assist system uses sensors and an audible warning alerting drivers to the position of objects and the distance of the objects from the vehicle.
Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Available on XLE and Limited models (gas & hybrid) you can now change lanes with even more confidence. Blind Spot Monitoring detects when a vehicle has entered a blind spot on either side, then signals an alert if you attempt to change lanes. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert system detects vehicles approaching from the side using a millimetre wave radar sensor, and alerts the driver.
Standard 8 Airbags
Highlander features dual stage airbags for driver and passenger as well as driver’s knee, passenger seat cushion and front and rear side curtain airbags.
- Anti-Lock Brake System
- Brake Assist
- Smart Stop Technology
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution