2018 Toyota Highlander for sale – The 2018 Toyota Highlander is amongst the third rank of mid-size SUV classes because of its upscale cabin and strong V6 engine along with its cushioned ride. There are no major changes for the 2018 year model. The 2018 model has a high-end cabin which makes riding for long really comfortable.

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Toyota Highlander XLE
Toyota Highlander XLE

2018 Toyota Highlander Strengths And Drawbacks

The 2018 Toyota Highlander has some strength that makes it unique. There are;

  • Attractive and high-end cabin.
  • Powerful available V6 engine.
  • Comfortable ride.
  • Abundance of standard driver assistance features.
  • Above-average predicted reliability rating.

The 2018 Toyota Highlander also has certain drawbacks which include;

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  • No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration included in its infotainment features.
  • Less composed handling as opposed to its rivals.
  • A weak four-cylinder base engine.
  • A learning curve with infotainment system.

2018 Toyota Highlander Trim

20218 Toyota Highlander back view
20218 Toyota Highlander back view

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is available in five trim levels which are the LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE and Limited. The base LE is equipped with a lot of advanced safety features and more technology features than most of the rival vehicles of the 2018 Toyota Highlander. The only problem is the underpowered base engine. If the 2018 model is going to be used to carry many passengers or a lot of cargo, a higher trim level would be advised. The mid-trim Highlander XLE is still the best value because it offers significant comfort and technology upgrades but the remaining higher trims do not come with enough features and cost more.

2018 Toyota Highlander Standard Features

The standard features of the LE trim include;

  • 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
  • Five USB ports.
  • Voice recognition.
  • Forward collision warning.
  • Automatic emergency braking.
  • Lane keep assist.
  • Bluetooth.
  • A rear view camera.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Cloth upholstery.
  • A second-row bench seat.
  • Automatic high beams.

The standard features of the LE plus include;

  • An eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat.
  • HD radio.
  • Smartphone-linked navigation.
  • 8-inch touch screen.
  • Power lift gate.
  • Cloth and synthetic leather seats.

The standard features of the XLE include;

  • Leather first and second row seats.
  • Heated front seats.
  • Leather upholstery.
  • Rear seat Blu-ray DVD entertainment system.
  • 120-volt household style power outlet.
  • Moon roof.
  • Proximity keyless entry.
  • Push-button start.
  • Entune app suite.
  • Blind-spot monitoring.
  • Rear cross traffic alert.

The standard features of the SE trim include;

  • Roof rails.
  • Ambient lighting.
  • Sport-tuned suspension.

The standard features of the Limited trim include;

  • Rear cross traffic alert.
  • Blind-spot monitoring.
  • A panoramic moon roof.
  • Front parking sensors.
  • A surround-view parking camera.
  • Heated steering wheel.

2018 Toyota Highlander Safety Features

The 2018 Toyota Highlander has key safety features which include;

  • Lane keep assist.
  • Front and rear parking sensors.
  • Rear cross traffic alert.
  • Surround-view parking camera.
  • Rear view camera.
  • Forward collision warning.
  • Automatic emergency braking.
  • Pedestrian detection.
  • Lane departure warning.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Automatic high beams.

2018 Toyota Highlander Performance

2018 Toyota Highlander Performance
2018 Toyota Highlander Performance

The 2018 Toyota Highlander LE trim has a base engine that feels slow and is even much slower when the car is loaded with many passengers and cargo. The V6 engine that is available provides more muscle because it goes on high speed on highways. The driving is not so impressive but has a lot of body roll and limited steering. The base 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine provides 185 horsepower. The other 3.5-liter V6 engine provides 295 horsepower. Standard is a front-wheel-drive system and an all-wheel-drive system is available with the V6 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission is available in the base engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission is available with the V6 engine.

2018 Toyota Highlander Fuel Economy

The 2018 Toyota Highlander engine options have a decent fuel economy for an SUV of that size. The four-cylinder front-wheel drive has a fuel economy estimate of 20 mpg city run and 24 mpg highway run. The V6 front-wheel-drive engine has a fuel economy of 20 mpg city run and 27 highway runs. The V6 all-wheel-drive engine has a fuel economy of 19 mpg city run and 26 highway run.

2018 Toyota Highlander Interior

2018 Toyota Highlander Interior
2018 Toyota Highlander Interior

The 2018 Toyota Highlander comes with eight seats and has a standard second-row bench. The available second-row captain chairs reduce the seating to seven. The first two rows have comfortable seats and plenty of leg and headroom but the third-row seats are a bit cramped for taller adults. The interior cabin has first-rate materials and the upper trim has rich materials that a suitable for luxury vehicles.

2018 Toyota Highlander Buying Guide

The 2018 Toyota Highlander has the following buying guide;

  1. Interior Cargo Space: The interior is quite cramped at the third row seats. Just the first and second rows are more spacious. If you have larger adults in the family or taller passengers, it may not be comfortable for them but would only be comfortable for children.
  2. Cost: Some of the 2018 Toyota Highlander’s trim come expensive and with fewer features than others that are cheaper and have lots of features. It is advisable to go for the one that best suits your daily activities and your budget.
  3. Budget: Always check your budget before going to purchase the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Set a budget and buy based on what you can afford.

2018 Toyota Highlander Price In Nigeria

Brand new 2018 Toyota HighlanderN22 Million
Nigeria used 2018 Toyota HighlanderN13.9 Million
Foreign used 2018 Toyota HighlanderN17.5 Million

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