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Toyota Highlander: A Midsize SUV with Mass Appeal

It’s hard to make a vehicle that stands out from the rest in a market segment that is saturated with choices from just about every automaker you can name. Fortunately, Toyota has never been daunted by this challenge and has done a remarkable job of making a standout midsize SUV that bests many of its top rivals in some truly impressive ways.

The Toyota Highlander is that midsize SUV, and it rises above many competitors when it comes to engine power, cabin quality, and feature offerings. People love the Highlander’s ability to combine capability, interior space, and refinement in an SUV marked by Toyota’s commitment to excellent engineering, safety, and longevity. All of those factors make for a value-packed vehicle that can last for years to come and make every drive an enjoyable one.

When you’re ready to take a closer look at the Toyota Highlander’s offerings, the best way to do so is in person. And if you’re located near Sarasota, Bradenton, Osprey, or beyond, you’re within easy driving distance from a fantastic source for brand-new and high-quality pre-owned Highlanders at amazing prices. At Venice Toyota, we are committed not just to selling you a vehicle, but to making the car shopping and buying or leasing experience easy and enjoyable.

Because one of the best ways to do that is by saving you money, you’ll find a variety of special offers and incentives that can put the Highlander of your dreams well within the bounds of your budget.

View our inventory online to get a better idea of the Highlander models we have in stock at our Venice dealership, and then when you’re ready to test drive your top picks, stop by and see us.

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What’s New on the 2019 Toyota Highlander?

The 2019 Toyota Highlander comes in six separate trim levels. The base LE comes with rear privacy glass, a sliding and reclining 60/40-split second row seat, a reclining 60/40-split third-row seat, rear air conditioning, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, a CD player, Bluetooth®*, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning. The LE Plus adds tri-zone automatic climate control, HD Radio, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and blind-spot monitoring. The XLE gains roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof, heated front seats, and more.

The SE provides 19-inch wheels and LED running lights, while the Limited gains heated and ventilated front seats, rear parking sensors, driver-seat memory settings, and more. The top trim – the Limited Platinum – comes with a surround-view parking camera, a panoramic sunroof, front parking sensors, and automatic wipers.

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History Highlights of the Highlander

The Toyota Highlander debuted on the North American market in 2001. This car-based crossover was an instant success among the crossover-loving public. In fact, the Highlander was Toyota’s top seller until the RAV4 usurped it a few years later. People particularly praised the Highlander for its roomy interior and its huge array of highly desirable standard and available features.

A redesign in 2008 occurred around the time the crossover market was picking up momentum, and the Highlander’s sales skyrocketed. Changes for this generation included a standard V6 engine, a larger third-row seat, and more interior space.

In 2015, the Highlander’s third generation kicked off and has continued to update, upgrade, and refresh in the years that followed. In an automotive segment that doesn’t seem to be waning, the Highlander is likely to be a strong seller for generations to come.

Shop Venice Toyota near Sarasota, FL

If you think a car shopping and buying experience at a dealership is by nature stressful, think again. At Venice Toyota, our friendly sales representatives and expert financing associates are here to make sure that our valued customers have a smooth, easy, and rewarding experience from the moment they step through our doors until the moment we hand over the keys to their new car, truck, or SUV. Shop for your new or used Toyota Highlander at Venice Toyota and become one of our valued customers for life.

*Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toyota is under license. A compatible Bluetooth®-enabled phone must first be paired. Phone performance depends on software, coverage and carrier.


*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.

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