UNDER THE HOOD: The engines remain the same, starting with a 2.7-liter, 187 horsepower, four-cylinder motor teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission. There's also a 3.5-liter, 270 horsepower V-6 with a transmission that gets upgraded from a five-speed automatic to six speeds. There's also a V-6 gas-electric hybrid version.
FUEL ECONOMY: Not released yet. Current four-cylinder models get an estimated 20 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway, while the six-cylinder models get 18 in the city and 24 on the highway. Hybrids get 28 in the city and on the freeway.
PRICE: Not released. The Highlander now starts at just over $29,000.
CHEERS: The new version brings the Highlander up to date and makes it more competitive with the Ford and Jeep.
JEERS: Since the engines don't change, don't expect a dramatic increase in fuel economy.
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