2015 Toyota Highlander Chicago, IL
One of Toyota’s most popular crossover SUV is the Highlander, which is good news because the 2015 Toyota Highlander in Chicago, IL arrives this fall. Providing four trims, as well as its hybrid option, this CUV is one of the most adaptable vehicles on the road. Adding more storage space than the Toyota RAV4 while offering better handling and better fuel economy, the 2015 Toyota Highlander is building off the high quality that was brought about in its complete redesign in 2014. With enough seating for eight, a roomy interior, and plenty of storage space, the Highlander also offers a great selection of comfort and entertainment features, making it easily one of the best choices for a family shopping in the crossover SUV market.
All that storage equates out to 13. cubic feet of cargo capacity with all the seats up. Even more impressive is, with its folding back row of seats, those numbers shoot up to 83.7 cubic feet of storage, plenty of storage for even the largest family. Adding to this is its achievement of earning the IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the highest available ranking from the IIHS. The 2015 Toyota Highlander is also capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds, making it one of the most safe, versatile, family friendly vehicles on the road.
Live a Spacious Life with the 2015 Highlander
The 2015 Toyota Highlander offers four different trim levels; the base LE, the LE Plus, the XLE, and the Limited model, which is also offered as a hybrid. Despite being a base model, the LE offers plenty of standard and optional features like automatic headlights, heated exterior mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a 6.1-inch central touchscreen with an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB interface. Upgrading to the LE Plus nets features like three-zone automatic climate control, power liftgate with flip-up hatch window, and Entune Audio Plus with HD Radio as well as SiriusXM All Access Radio. The XLE adds features like Leather seats, heated front seats, and power moonroof. Finally, the luxurious Limited model trades out the middle row for two captain chairs and offers heated and ventilated front seats, a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
Powering the Highlander for Chicago IL
The 2015 Toyota Highlander in Chicago, IL can be equipped with one of two engines. The standard engine for the LE is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Optional on the LE and standard on all other trims is a 3.5-liter V6 which can pump out 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are coupled with a six-speed transmission, while the V6 is available in both front wheel and all wheel drives. The Limited Hybrid pairs the 3.5-liter V6 to a hybrid system, able to get 280 horsepower. The 2.7-liter engine can get 20 miles per gallon in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, while the V6 gets 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, though switching to AWD lowers those numbers slightly.