2018 Toyota Highlander exterior and front headlights in red

Should I get the base trim on the Toyota Highlander?

Choosing the 2018 Toyota Highlander as your next family vehicle isn’t hard, but choosing between the five well-equipped trim levels might be. Find out if the base LE trim is the right choice for you or if you would prefer moving up to the LE Plus trim or above below.

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2018 Toyota Highlander LE vs LE Plus

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The base LE trim is the least expensive 2018 Highlander model available. It is still generously equipped with features like Toyota Safety Sense, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, 60/40 split-folding second and third-row seats, five USB ports, and Bluetooth compatibility that should keep the whole family comfortable even on long drives.

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LE Plus

Moving up to the LE Plus trim of the 2018 Highlander costs a little more but will open up additional amenities that car shoppers may be interested in like a power liftgate with jam protection, tri-zone climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, a flip-up rear hatch window, an upgraded audio system, and more.

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Available Features on Higher Trim Levels

Car shoppers looking for even more feature availability can find the following amenities and safety features available on higher trim levels of the 2018 Toyota Highlander.

  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Heated Side Mirrors with LED Turn Signals
  • Power Moonroof
  • Roof Rails
  • Entune Premium Audio
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Interior Ambient Lighting
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Parking Sensors

Still not sure which 2018 Toyota Highlander trim is the right choice for you and your family? St. Louis area car shoppers can find additional help at the Ackerman Toyota dealership at 3636 South Kingshighway. Stop by the dealership and one of our sales staff would be happy to show you the features available on each 2018 Highlander model in person or set you up with test drives on a few different models so you can see what they offer from on the road. Give us a call or stop by today.