Like its Camry ancestry, the Toyota Highlander grew extra distinguished because the generations progressed. The primary-gen Highlander (2001-2007) rode on modified Camry underpinnings, and was out there with a 155-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, however Toyota added a stronger 230-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 in 2004. Furthermore, Toyota unveiled the primary Highlander Hybrid in 2005, formally making it the world’s first three-row, seven-seat hybrid SUV.
The second-gen Highlander arrived in 2008, marking the start of the crossover’s progress spurt. It grew 3.8 inches longer, 3.3 inches wider, and had a three-inch longer wheelbase. Furthermore, it stood 2.8 inches taller and had extra floor clearance.
Underneath the hood is a stronger 3.5-liter V6 engine with 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque, whereas the hybrid stored its 3.3-liter V6 and electrical motors that produce a wholesome 270 horsepower. Toyota introduced again the four-cylinder engine in 2009: a 2.7-liter naturally-aspirated powerplant with 187 horsepower and a six-speed automated gearbox.