Welcome to Ken Shaw Toyota, your certified Toyota dealership in Toronto, Ontario. We are presenting the new 2016 Toyota Highlander. You can find all the relevant information below. Enjoy!

The Highlander combines the appealing aspects of a mid-size passenger car with the utility of an SUV. This is accomplished by being built on a unibody platform, rather than a traditional truck frame, therefore offering better on-road handling. A refined, dynamic design with a strong sense of presence and spacious interior also add to its appeal. The Highlander has attracted a new set of buyers to the nameplate by offering a V6 hybrid engine with Toyota’s patented Hybrid Synergy Drive that actually increases the Highlander’s horsepower rating to 268.

2016 Toyota Highlander @ Ken Shaw Toyota in Toronto

The 2016 Toyota Highlander offers style and convenience for your active family with a wide range of available options including 7 passenger SUV and 8 passenger SUV models, all-wheel drive (AWD) or front-wheel drive (FWD) drivetrains, and standard features such as touchscreen display audio, and backup camera. For all of the benefits of a Highlander crossover SUV and even greater fuel efficiency, consider the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Standard features include:
• V6 engine with 6-speed Automatic Transmission
• Air Conditioning
• Touchscreen Display Audio with Bluetooth® Capability
• Backup Camera
• 60/40 Split Reclining and Flat-Folding 3rd Row Seats
• Cruise Control
• Automatic Headlamps
• Toyota’s Star Safety SystemTM

With its razor sharp lines and strong presence, Highlander takes sport utility styling into new territory — a vehicle that's as exciting to look at as it is to drive. With its dynamic front end and wide grounded stance, there's also no mistaking Highlander's robust and ready capability.

Highlander's large, distinctive grille and sweeping headlamp combination is the first thing that commands attention, but it is features like the deeply carved side panels, flared wheel arches and the flowing rear spoiler that continue to surprise and delight whenever you look Highlander's way.

From its sculpted and tapered front end to its flowing rear end design, the 2016 Highlander is exceptionally aerodynamic. We've also paid special attention to the underbody, which offers the greatest potential for aerodynamic improvements. Special fins on the engine and floor undercovers streamline airflow under the vehicle, and add to Highlander's stability at highway speeds.

Highlander's rear door opens to reveal a large cargo area complemented by a low lift-over height for easy loading and unloading. Standard on Highlander XLE AWD and Limited AWD, and available on LE models equipped with Convenience Package is a one-touch adjustable power rear door — ideal when your hands are full. To make it easier for everyone to pitch in — tall or small — the power rear door also has selectable memory height settings.

Highlander's flip-up rear hatch window is ideal for those times when you are carrying oversize items, or need access to the rear cargo area but can't open the door. Standard on Highlander XLE AWD and Limited AWD and available on LE models equipped with Convenience Package.

Highlander LE and LE AWD ride atop standard 18" aluminum alloy wheels, while unique 18” aluminum alloy wheels are found on LE and LE AWD models equipped with Convenience Package. The XLE AWD and Limited AWD enhance Highlander's sense of adventure with 19" wheels — aluminum alloy on the XLE and Chromtec on the Limited.

Highlander's intuitive dash layout is clean and clutter-free, with everything you need close at hand or within easy sightline. The multi-information display in the instrument gauge cluster, gives you at-a-glance access to a variety of information, from fuel consumption to telephone functions, and all controlled by steering wheel switches so your hands never need leave the wheel.

Soft-touch materials, accent-stitching, and silver painted accents are some of the premium touches and materials that give the spacious Toyota Highlander interior its sense of relaxed refinement. XLE AWD adds a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob (also available on LE models equipped with Convenience Package) and leather seat surfaces on the first and second row seats, with durable Softex seating surfaces on the third row bench. The Limited AWD offers perforated leather that keeps its cool in hot weather with a ventilation setting for the front seats.

Think of it as your personal open-air theatre. Highlander Limited AWD features a tilt and slide full glass panoramic moonroof that brings the outside in and makes Highlander feel even more spacious and airy. Highlander XLE AWD expresses its penchant for outdoor adventure with a standard power moonroof.

All models feature Toyota's display audio system, including Bluetooth® capability, AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA, auxiliary input jack, USB audio input, voice recognition, and multi-functional steering wheel controls. Highlander XLE AWD adds integrated SiriusXM satellite radio and an 8" touchscreen display (also available on LE models with Convenience Package) along with a navigation system, SMS-to-speech and email to speech functionality, advanced voice recognition, and Gracenote database of album art. Highlander Limited AWD brings all of that and a premium JBL audio system with a total of 12 speakers.

EasySpeak is one of Highlander's many innovative features that make life on the go easier. Available on the XLE and Limited, the system uses a hands-free microphone installed in the overhead console to enable first-row passengers to be heard by third-row passengers through the speaker system.

Highlander's radio now has the capability to record and cache up to 20 minutes of live radio. It is a great feature for those times when you are waiting for a traffic or weather report, but perhaps miss it because of conversation.

LE models feature a 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and a 4-way adjustable seat for the front passenger. Highlander XLE AWD adds heated front seats and 8-way power adjustable seats for the driver along with power lumbar support (also available on LE models with Convenience Package), plus leather trim and power variable cushion length on the driver’s seat. Limited AWD adds a ventilation setting for the front seats, 4-way power adjustable seat for the front passenger and a driver seat memory system, which can store the preferred seating positions of up to two drivers.

Highlander is brimming with clever storage ideas, like the in-dash shelf with easy cable management that offers quick storage and easy access to smaller items. The large roll-top centre console has doors that open forward and back to reveal two storage spaces, one for small items that includes a 12V socket, and one large enough to hold a laptop or totebag. The console can still be used as an armrest even when the door is open.

Make every journey an adventure. Fun-to-drive, fuel efficient, available with Active Torque All-Wheel Drive and brimming with driver-focused amenities like Bluetooth® and steering wheel audio controls, the 2016 Highlander will have you thinking less about your destination and more about what's around the next corner, over the hill or down that road.

Highlander enhances any outing with its fun-to-drive performance. Both front and rear suspension systems, and the electronic power steering, have been tuned to strike that perfect balance between ride comfort, stability and steering response. It all adds up to a vehicle that is smooth and sure on the highway and agile in the city.


The 2016 Highlander features a 6-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission with multi-mode functionality. In the "D" position, the shift points are optimized for power and smoothness. In the "S" position, you can experience the more driver-connected feeling of a manual transmission, selecting your own shift range.

Models equipped with AWD feature an Active Torque Control system that delivers exceptional traction while enhancing fuel efficiency. The system automatically shifts from two-wheel drive to all-wheel drive depending on driving conditions. The split in drive force between front and rear wheels can be visually displayed on the 4.2" multi-information display so that you can know what's happening at any given moment.

2016 Toyota Highlander @ Ken Shaw Toyota in Toronto
* Efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented above, though pricing, equipment, or other details may change at any time without notice. For more information refer to Toyota Canada's website, or consult the vehicle's owner's manual.