Have A Look At The 2015 Toyota Highlander XLE V6

If you are looking for a no-nonsense three-row family crossover, visit Toyota dealerships in Orange County to test drive the 2015 Toyota Highlander XLE V6 SUV. It is an excellent people hauler that has a lot of room, comfortable seating, smooth driving capabilities, good performance, fuel efficiency, and can tow up to 5,000 pounds!
 

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The 2015 Toyota Highlander is the third generation of this family-friendly crossover SUV. Customers at Toyota dealerships in Orange County gravitate towards the Toyota Highlander because they want a vehicle that is in between a minivan and a V8 powered beast. The 2015 Toyota Highlander is available in front or all-wheel drive with the option of four-cylinder or V6 engines. 

 

Furthermore, it comes in five different trim levels that each provide an excellent array of factory options. Toyota’s varied approach to the 2015 Highlander makes it easy for customers to find the most suitable vehicle for them. 

 

Starting from the base Highlander LE, it is equipped with front-wheel drive and a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a six-speed automatic. When it comes down to fuel economy, the EPA estimation is 22 mpg combined, 20 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg on the highway.

 

If you want a bigger engine for the base option, you are in luck because a 3.5 liter V6 is optional on the LE and comes standard on all other trims. It has 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Once again, the transmission is a six-speed automatic that is mated to a front or all-wheel drive. If you opt for the Limited Platinum, you can enjoy the standard all-wheel drive. The front-wheel-drive V6 composition produces an EPA estimated 21 mpg combined, 19 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive provides 20 mpg, 18 mpg in the city, and 24 mpg on the highway.  

 

At Toyota dealerships in Orange County, the XLE AWD goes from 0 - 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, which is a second faster than the average vehicle in this segment. The Limited front-wheel drive eclipses many competitors by going from 0 to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds. 

When it comes to towing power, it is one of the best haulers at used car dealerships in Orange County. The four-cylinder Highlander LE can tow up to 1,500 pounds. A LE or LE Plus V6 can tow up to 2,000 pounds. A perfectly equipped Highlander XLE or Limited that has a standard heavy-duty radiator, alternator, and supplemental oil cooler can tow up to 5,000 pounds. 

Technology

You will appreciate the fact that the 2015 Toyota Highlander comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front set side airbags, a driver knee airbag, a front passenger seat-cushion airbag, and full-length side curtain airbags. Also, a rearview camera comes standard. 

The XLE also slaps on a sunroof, roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery for the first and second rows (SofTex for the third), an upgraded driver information display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 110-volt power outlet in the second row, retractable second-row sunshades, driver voice amplification for communicating with rear passengers (Driver Easy Speak), an 8-inch central touchscreen, a navigation system, and smartphone app integration.

The Limited trim is equipped with the blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert. Its optional Driver Technology package comes standard on Limited Platinum, adding a frontal collision warning and mitigation system with automatic braking, lane-departure warning, and Toyota’s Safety Connect telematics. This safety feature includes emergency assistance, stolen-vehicle location, and automatic collision notification.

During government-run crash tests, the Highlander earned a five-star rating, with four stars for total frontal-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested the 2015 Highlander out, the vehicle received the highest possible rating of “Good” in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof-strength tests. During the small-overlap frontal-offset impact test, the Highlander earned the second-highest rating of “Acceptable”. The SUV’s seat and head restraint design were rated “Good” for whiplash protection in rear impacts. 

Comfort

In the new Highlander, hard plastics are replaced with supple surfaces that have fancy stitching at the seams. The gauge cluster has a modern appearance with the multifunction display in the center, particularly in the XLE and Limited’s larger color version. 

The 2015 Toyota Highlander has many convenient storage features in its interior. You will notice a unique built-in shelf on the dashboard that can act as a resting place for phones and other small personal items. Also, there is a spacious storage box under the console armrest that can fit a large handbag. 

The Highlander’s three-row seating supports the vehicle’s reputation of being a perfect minivan substitute. The third row is perfect for seating kids. When it comes to carrying cargo, the 2015 Highlander has a height-adjustable power liftgate with memory height settings, which is a blessing in garages with low ceilings. The SUV has a maximum hauling capacity of 83.7 cubic feet. 

Overall

When you purchase a 2015 Toyota Highlander, you are guaranteed a genuine V6 engine. Why? Because you nearly get the same fuel economy as the base four-cylinder, and an extra 85 horsepower with the smoothest acceleration that an SUV crossover at this price range could offer. If you are wondering about the six-speed automatic transmission, you can rest assured that it provides quick downshifts. 

The Highlander offers athletic handling and a beefy three-spoke steering wheel that works precisely by offering a lot of grip for fast speeds and tight turns.  

Ultimately, what attracts customers to the Highlander is the fact that it makes transporting passengers more comfortable and effortless. The 2015 Highlander brushes off-road impacts with its flexible suspension and a quiet cabin. 

 

 

 
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