2001 toyota Highlander

2001 toyota Highlander: Toyota wants to piggyback on the success of the Lexus RX 300, a car-based sport utility vehicle, by offering its very own version that is larger but less expensive. The RX 300 is the best-selling model at Lexus, Toyota's high-end department.

With the addition of both the Highlander, which goes on sale early in 2001, and the full-size Sequoia, Toyota will have 5 SUVs in its schedule. Though it is larger than the truck-based 4Runner, the Highlander will certainly port listed below the 4Runner in rate and also over the RAV4-- a smaller car-based SUV. Toyota anticipates Highlander to appeal to automobile owners that desire the look and flexibility of an SUV while retaining carlike ride and also handling.


2001 toyota Highlander


Exterior

Highlander is based on the very same style as the RX 300 however has a wheelbase of 107 inches and a total size of 184-- 4 inches much longer in both dimensions. Both SUVs are built on a modified Toyota Camry system.

The single body design is a four-door wagon with a rear liftgate. Noticeable fender folds and squared-off styling rather than inclined back roof covering columns provide the Highlander a various look.

Interior

Seating for 5 will certainly consist of two front containers and also a split back bench that holds 3 and folds for added freight space. As in the RX 300, the automatic transmission bar mounts at an odd angle listed below the control panel yet confirms to be in a hassle-free location. Though the control format is similar to that in the Lexus, the Highlander has different sound and also environment controls.

Under the Hood

Like the RX 300, the Highlander will be available with front-wheel drive or permanent all-wheel drive. Unlike the RX 300, which comes just with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine, the Highlander additionally will certainly come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Both engines are made use of in the Toyota Camry car as well as team with a four-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 creates 220 horsepower, as well as the four-cylinder makes 155 hp.