2001 toyota Highlander

2001 Toyota Highlander: Toyota wishes to piggyback on the success of the Lexus RX 300, a car-based sport utility vehicle, by offering its own version that is larger however less costly. The RX 300 is the very popular model at Lexus, Toyota's high-end division.

With the addition of both the Highlander, which takes place sale early in 2001, as well as the full-size Sequoia, Toyota will have 5 SUVs in its lineup. Though it is larger than the truck-based 4Runner, the Highlander will port listed below the 4Runner in cost and over the RAV4-- a smaller sized car-based SUV. Toyota expects Highlander to interest car owners who desire the appearance and adaptability of an SUV while keeping carlike trip and also handling.

2001 Toyota Highlander


Highlander is based on the very same design as the RX 300 yet has a wheelbase of 107 inches and a total size of 184-- 4 inches much longer in both measurements. Both SUVs are built on a changed Toyota Camry platform.

The lone body style is a four-door wagon with a rear liftgate. Prominent fender folds and also squared-off designing as opposed to slanted back roof covering columns provide the Highlander a different look.


Seating for five will include 2 front buckets as well as a split back bench that holds 3 and also folds for extra cargo room. As in the RX 300, the transmission lever places at a weird angle below the dashboard but confirms to be in a convenient location. Though the control design resembles that in the Lexus, the Highlander has different audio and also environment controls.

Under the Hood

Like the RX 300, the Highlander will be available with front-wheel drive or permanent four-wheel drive. Unlike the RX 300, which comes only with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine, the Highlander likewise will feature a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Both engines are used in the Toyota Camry car as well as group with a four-speed transmission. The V-6 produces 220 horsepower, and the four-cylinder makes 155 hp.

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