2018 Toyota Highlander Features, Specifications and Release Date

What is new for the 2018 Toyota Highlander?

2018 Toyota Highlander Features, Specifications and Release Date

The beloved family SUV is back for a new model year! The 2018 Toyota Highlander delivers on value, safety features, and performance, carrying on its reputation as the family-friendly SUV. The original Highlander was a pioneer in the midsize crossover category, and it’s no wonder that this model year continues to impress. Check out the 2018 Toyota Highlander features, specifications and release date. 


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Safety Technology 

You’ll find a plethora of high-tech safety in Highlander, especially with regard to visibility. All models for the 2018 model year will come equipped with a standard backup camera. On the XLE grade and above, standard Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (BSM w/ RCTA) helps alert you to unseen hazards. This system uses radar to detect vehicles in the adjacent lane when it may be hard to see what’s around you. When an object is detected, the Blind Spot Monitor indicators flash in the appropriate outside mirror, and a signal also appears on the TFT color multi-information display. The radar also provides Rear Cross Traffic Alert that is designed to detect low-speed cross traffic behind the vehicle when in reverse, so you can back up with confidence. 

2018 Toyota Highlander in White
2018 Toyota Highlander Exterior View in REd

If you choose to upgrade to the Highlander Limited or Platinum grades, you can take visibility and safety to the next level with a standard Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan. This system helps to improve the driver’s ability to see all around the vehicle.

Interior Seating 

The third-generation of the Highlander is a three-row family SUV with seating for up to eight. For 2018, the Highlander Hybrid remains available in LE, XLE, Limited, and Limited Platinum grades. The gasoline model is offered in LE, LE Plus, SE, XLE, Limited, and Limited Platinum. All of these model grades are available in either FWD or AWD. 

When will the 2018 Toyota Highlander become Available? 

This exciting development to the Toyota vehicle lineup doesn’t have an official release date yet, but we’ll keep our eye out and be sure to update you when we know more. For now, you can view the 2017 model year in our online inventory and start dreaming of your new 2018 Toyota Highlander.  


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Have questions about the 2018 Toyota Highlander features, specifications and release date? Contact us at Serra Toyota of Decatur! We’ll tell you all there is to know about this upcoming model! View all of our new Toyota offerings in our inventory and then stop by to test drive one of our new Toyota models!