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Highlander AWD Features

Perfectly Proportioned

Perfectly Proportioned

Highlander's bold new styling evokes the classic ruggedness of a true all-rounder recreational vehicle, making it the ideal size for modern life - not too big, not too small. With plenty of power and technology onboard too.

Satellite Navigation with SUNA

The Satellite Navigation with SUNATM traffic channel is like having a personal 'traffic expert' in the car with you at all times, anywhere you go in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington or Christchurch.

The SUNA channel broadcasts real-time traffic information about major arterial roads, freeways and motorways directly to the in-built navigation system, which is then translated into warnings relevant to your exact location.

SUNA is able to recommend alternative routes that minimise congestion and delays, so you can get where you're going faster and stress-free. It also maximises your safety by letting you know if there are any major oil spills or road slips in your vicinity.


V6 Power

A family-sized vehicle needs a decently powerful engine. The Highlander’s 3.5-litre V6, with 218kW maximum power and 350Nm of torque on tap is perfect for this vehicle.

The Highlander’s V6 also features VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing - intelligent) technology which optimises power and fuel economy and complies with stringent Euro 5 emissions standards, meaning it’s kinder to the environment.


Extra safety

Count them; 7 airbags. That’s the standard number in all versions of Highlander, proving its worth as a reassuringly safe recreational vehicle with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. This comprehensive safety suite includes front airbags for the driver and front passenger seats, along with a knee airbag for the driver. In addition, the driver and front passenger seats have side airbags, and curtain shield airbags provide side protection from the front right down to the 3rd-row seats.


HAC and DAC. Er, come again?

Don’t worry; these acronyms are here to make your drive as safe as can be. HAC stands for Hill Start Assist Control and it’s a rather clever system designed to help stop the Highlander from rolling backward when setting off on a steep slope. Meanwhile DAC – or Down-Hill Assist Control – keeps a constant low speed when negotiating a steep descent.

Heart on its sleeve

You only need to give Highlander a quick once-over to realise this recreational vehicle definitely wears its heart on its sleeve. It features bold exterior details, like a chiseled front grille design, stylish alloys and rugged black contrasting trim framing each flared wheel arch.

Highlander has a premium look about it, but you also instantly know this perfectly proportioned vehicle will get you to the motocross track, down the boat ramp and along that gravel road to the beach house every single time without fail.


Highlander Limited features the following benefits of Toyota Safety Sense:

Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota Safety Sense is a package of active safety systems designed to keep you and your passengers protected in all types of traffic. Around town and at lower speeds Toyota Safety Sense can help prevent collisions, while on the open road and at higher speeds it aims to reduce the severity of any impact by supporting your awareness and decision-making with leading safety technology.


Pre-Crash Safety System (PCS)

If the Pre-Crash Safety System determines the possibility of collision is imminent, the driver is alerted with audio and visual warnings. The system may also provide additional braking force using Brake Assist. If the driver does not brake in time the system may automatically apply the brakes in order to prevent or alleviate a collision.


Lane Departure Alert (LDA)

If the Lane Departure Alert detects that the vehicle is starting to deviate from its lane without an indicator being applied the system will alert the driver with audio and visual warnings. The driver can then assess the situation and take corrective action.


Automatic High Beam (AHB)

The Automatic High Beam is designed to optimize driving visibility at night without dazzling other drivers. A camera detects the lights of oncoming and preceding vehicles. The system will switch automatically between high and low beam for enhanced visibility which may advance detection of any obstacles for a safer drive.


Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

The Dynamic Radar Cruise Control adds a vehicle-to-vehicle distance command mode on top of the regular cruise control system. This keeps you at a pre-set distance from the preceding vehicle. The system will then respond to changes in the speed of the vehicle ahead in order to help maintain the vehicle-to-vehicle distance set by the driver.