How Does the 2019 Toyota Highlander Compare to the 2018 Highlander?

When you're looking for a mid-sized SUV that delivers everything from dependable performance and plenty of seating, the new Toyota Highlander delivers an experience that's hard to beat. With seating for up to eight and a rich suite of modern technology features, the Highlander is the ideal SUV for a wide range of drivers in Medina and Albion.

One of the best things about the Highlander, however, are the efforts Toyota puts into improving it. If you need proof, just look at how the 2018 Highlander compares to the updated 2019 model. While both provide a rich experience and the dependability Toyotas are known for, the newest iteration also provides some nice upgrades that expand on its impressive SUV package.

Let's look at how the 2019 Highlander compares to its predecessor, and what sorts of upgrades it provides.


Explore Everything the Toyota Highlander has to Offer

  • In terms of performance, the 2018 and 2019 Highlanders are largely comparable. They both utilize a 185 horsepower 2.7-liter inline-4 as their standard powertrain. They also offer options for a 295 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and an efficient V6 hybrid engine. The best part of that efficient hybrid engine is that it doesn't skimp on power. In addition to its impressive fuel economy, it can also provide up to 306 net horsepower.
  • In terms of safety, the 2018 and 2019 Highlanders share a lot of qualities in common. Both offer a robust selection of safety technologies, grounded in the Toyota's Safety Sense plus suite, the Highlander's safety selection offers everything from automatic emergency braking to adaptive cruise control and more.
  • Both Highlander models also offer impressive media and comfort options. Toyota's Entune infotainment system provides excellent controls for anyone intent on enjoying their favorite media on the road. Depending on the trim you invest in, Highlander drivers can expect perks that run the gamut from tri-zone climate control to a rear-seat Blu-Ray entertainment system and more. Anyone who's used the Driver Easy Speak system understands just how handy it is when you're trying to chat with all eight passengers in its three rows of seating.
  • While the 2019 Highlander shares many of the 2018 model's interior options, it offers a number of exterior updates. Le Roy and Attica drivers who go home in the 2019 SUV will get the benefit of new and attractive black rocker panels, along with fresh styling for its headlight and taillight housings.

Two SUVs That Deliver on Toyota's Reputation for Excellence

Comparing the 2018 and 2019 Toyota Highlanders makes one thing abundantly clear. You're going to get an excellent experience no matter which one you drive home in. If you want the benefit of all the latest features, obviously the 2019 SUV is the way to go. That being said, the 2018 Highlander is almost equally excellent.

To learn more about everything the Toyota Highlander, past or present, brings to the table, get in touch with the sales team at Toyota of Batavia. The friendly Toyota experts at our dealership in Batavia, NY can provide the extra insight you need to make an informed decision about the Highlander. We're likewise equipped to tell you anything you'd like to know about the rest of our new Toyota inventory.

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