The Highlander was introduced last year and has proven
itself to be quite a success. This is actually the second
SUV in the mid-size sport utility vehicle class, providing
you with a wide range of diversity and choice so that you
can select the vehicle that suits your requirements the
best. The Highlander tends to the needs of those with an
eye towards image and versatility.
The five-passenger 2002 Highlander is offered
in either a two-wheel drive model or a four-wheel drive
model for those of you who require tougher performance from
a sophisticated vehicle. The Highlander is absolutely packed
with everything you could possibly need for work, family,
Each Highlander is stacked high with standards
such as air conditioning with air filter, deluxe AM/FM stereo
with cassette and CD players routed to six powerful speakers,
cruise control, tilt steering wheel, two power outlets,
overhead console, two cupholders, four bottle holders, grocery
bag hooks, and map pockets everywhere.
A Limited Package adds digital climate control, premium
JBL sound system with eight speakers, remote keyless entry
system, and outside temperature gauge. The list of amenities
continues with a center console, illuminated vanity mirrors,
chestnut grain interior trim, chrome inside door handles
and shifter stalk, genuine leather-wrapped gearshift knob
and steering wheel, and a handy cargo area tonneau cover.
The Toyota Highlander is available with privacy
glass on the rear side and back windows, a roof rack, color-keyed
front and rear mudguards, color-keyed power heated outside
mirrors, and daytime running lights. The Limited models
offer up six-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, integrated fog
lamps, and a sporty color-keyed rear spoiler.
In the performance department, the Highlander
is available with two different choices. The all-aluminum,
2.4-litre, DOHC, 16-valve, four-cylinder VVT-i engine produces
155 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque. Up to the next level,
the all-aluminum, 3.0-litre, DOHC, 24-valve, six-cylinder
VVT-i engine pumps out 220 horsepower and 222 lb-ft of torque
for outstanding power and speed.
Again, two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive models are available.
Standard transmission is a four-speed automatic with snow
mode, and each Highlander is equipped with ventilated front
disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes. The suspension is
comprised of front independent MacPherson struts with L-shaped
control arms, low-pressure gas sealed shock absorbers and
stabilizer bar, and dual link MacPherson strut rear suspension
with stabilizer bar.
Safety and Security
The Toyota Highlander is equipped with safety
standards such as ABS brakes with electronic brake-force
distribution and brake assist, dual front SRS air bags,
adjustable head restraints, three-point seatbelts at all
seating positions, child safety locks in the rear seating
area, and child seat tethers and anchors. Side impact air
bags and limited slip differential are optional on the four-wheel
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