The 2015 Toyota Highlander is a three-row crossover midsize offered LE, LE Plus, Axle, Limited and Limited Platinum trim levels. Eight passengers seating standard on the Toyota Highlander LE, 2015 Toyota Highlander LE Plus and 2015 Toyota Highlander Axle, and passengers seats optional on the 2015 Toyota Highlander Axle and standard on the Platinum Limited and Limited. Note that related Highlander Hybrid is monitored separately.
The 2015 Toyota Highlander LE gets things started with a 18-inch alloy wheels, heated external mirrors, automatic lights, privacy glass, a rear spoiler, cruise control, camera rearview, fabric seats, manually adjustable front seats, the sliding and reclining 60/40-split second-row seat, a 60/40-split third-row seat, tilt-wheel and its telescoping, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 6.1 inch central screen and a six-speaker system with voice control, CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and iPod / USB audio interface.
Taking 2015 Toyota Highlander LE Plus adds foglights, an adjustable-height power liftgate, flip-up rear hatch window, tri-zone automatic climate control, Upholstery enhanced with synthetic leather (SofTex) and in various ways, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped wheel steering, satellite radio and HD radio. The 2015 Toyota Highlander Axle else adds a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, roof Rails, leather upholstery for the first and second rows (SofTex for the third), an upgraded the driver information display, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 110-volt power Fried in the second row, the second retractable-row sunshades, the2015 Toyota Highlander sound driver by speaking passengers in the rear (Driver Speak Easy), an 8-inch central screen, the navigation system and smartphone app integration (Antun App Suite).
Nearing the top, the 2015 Toyota Highlandercomes with 19-inch wheels, LED running lights, LED interior lighting, second-row captain’s chairs, heated seats and the spirit of the front, a four-way passenger power seat, driver memory functions, rear cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring system, rear parking sensors and a 12-speaker JBL audio system. There are no factory options available in the LE or LE Plus trim levels. The Axle can install the seats second-row captain’s. An optional rear seat entertainment package for the Axle and Limited includes Blu-ray player and 9-inch display, Jacks RCA and wireless headphones.
On 2015 Toyota Highlander Limited can also select the package Driver Technology, which is in line with the Highlander with automatic high-beam control lights, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, the frontal collision warning, frontal impact crash mitigation system and Toyota Safety Connect Telematics. Finally, the top-shelf 2015 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum brings all of the above as standard and some also include the panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel and the heated second-row seats.
2015 Toyota Highlander Interior
Plastics Hard that once the bane of the 2015 Toyota Highlander have been from areas supple with fancy stitching at the seams. The gauge cluster has contemporary look thanks in part to the many duties the information display that sits in between. Although the 6.1-inch central screen is, well, a bit basic for both form and function, available in 8 inch unit is much more satisfying with its graphics better performance.
Toyota has baked a lot of storage features into the interior of the 2015 Toyota Highlander. There is a unique built-in shelf on the dashboard, for example, that can be a place for phones and other small personal effects. However, The length of the short shelf, it can be difficult to fit your hand where to place or retrieve those items. Background is spacious storage box under the console armrest large enough bag.
The big time in the way back, we should warn you that adults will still find it cramped relative other competitors. the Kids will be fine, however, and the three-across seating is offered in the Highlander credentials as a substitute of the truck. On the front cargo-carrying, available height-adjustable power liftgate with memory settings height boon garages with low ceilings. The maximum hauling capacity tops out at 83.7 cubic feet, which figure the average for this class of vehicle.
2015 Toyota Highlander Engine
The 2015 Toyota Highlander base starts with front-wheel drive and a 2.7-liter-cylinder engine rated at 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The transfer is the automatic six-speed. Fuel economy EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined (20 city / 25 highway), but that’s better than the V6 engine power rating. That V6 3.5-liter optional on the LE and standard on all other trims. It is rated at 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. Automatic transfer is again a six-speed can be mated to either front- or all-wheel drive The front-wheel drive V6 configuration achieves EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined (19 city / 25 highway), and awd V6 tick drops 20 mpg combined (18 city / 24 highway). We easily met these scenarios in which we recorded a real-world mpg 23 Edmunds’ 120-mile driving and evaluation of mixed-loop in an awd Axle.
At the test, 2015 Toyota Highlander recorded a 7.3-second 0-60-mph time in the same way. Axle awd, which is about a second quicker rate for this part. A Limited with front-wheel drive is still the most serious competitors with run 60 mph in 7.6 seconds. An 2015 Toyota Highlander LE or 2015 Toyota Highlander LE Plus V6 is rated up to 2,000 pounds. A well equipped Highlander Axle Limited can be said up to 5,000 pounds.
2015 Toyota Highlander Safety
The 2015 Toyota Highlander rolled with traction and stability control, the antilock disc brakes, front seat side airbags, da front passenger seat-cushion airbag, river knee airbags, and full-length side curtain airbag. A camera rearview is also standard. 2015 Toyota Highlander Limited trim gets a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, and its Driver optional Technology package adds a frontal collision warning and mitigation system , lane-departure warning and Safety Toyota Connect. Unfortunately, these things are not available on a lesser Highlander trims. In a mixture of panic stop from 60 mph moderated test center, a Highlander Axle awd owned braking distance of 116 feet, good distance in this class.
In government crash tests, the 2015 Toyota Highlander received a five-star overall rating (out of a possible five), and four stars for frontal impact protection and five stars for side impact protection. During testing by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2015 Toyota Highlander received the highest possible rating of “Good” in the moderate-printing directly overlap, side-impact and roof-tests. In the small-overlap frontal impact test printing, the 2015 Toyota Highlander received the second rating of “Acceptable.” Head to prevent 2015 Toyota Highlander seat design, rated “Good” for Whiplash protection in rear impacts.