By Tribune Staff

The new 2019 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD is making a memorable impression with drivers. For the new year, it offers a sleek design that has a bold front grille that expresses confidence on any road. The LED taillights and large alloy wheels add a touch of sophistication as well. 

The sporty Highlander SE features 19-in. multi-spoke alloy wheels with a black finish. Limited Platinum has an added touch of sophistication with those Dark Chromtec® alloy wheels.

Thanks to an available 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine, paired with an advanced available Direct Shift-8AT (8-speed Automatic Transmission), the powertrain is built to generate more horsepower and torque while enhancing fuel efficiency.

Designed for safety. Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) 22 is a bundle of active safety features on many new Toyota vehicles at no additional cost. These innovative features were designed to help protect you and your passengers from harm.

Every Highlander comes standard with the Star Safety System.™  This is an advanced integration of safety technologies that includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology®  With eight standard airbags, and more.

The Highlander offers seating for up to eight passengers. You and your passengers can enjoy high-end leather-trimmed seating and distinct accents add sophistication to the interior, while five USB ports give everyone accessibility to their favorite electronic devices.

THE NUMBERS:  MSRP: starting at $40,880 – MPG: 20/City – 26/Hwy