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How do the 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE vs. SE differ?

2018 Toyota Highlander XLE vs. SE Comparison

While compact crossovers look great, sometimes these vehicles just don’t have enough space or functionality. That’s why three-row crossovers remain in such high demand. Take the 2018 Toyota Highlander for example. Not only is there plenty of room for all your friends and family, but this three-row crossover also has up to 5,000 pounds of towing power. Choose from six trims, each with its own wide variety of high-tech features. With that said, if you’re looking for even more premium features, such as leather seats and a sunroof, we recommend the XLE or SE trim or higher. But what exactly is the difference between the 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE vs. SE?

Does the 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE have AWD?

The new Highlander is available with two engine options, including a standard 185-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder for the base LE and a 295-hp, 3.5-liter V6 for all other trims. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional on models with the V6 engine. Both the XLE and SE have the V6 engine in common, in addition to a variety of premium features. These include an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, Toyota Safety Sense and much more.

Read More: 2018 Toyota Highlander spec guide

In fact, the XLE carries over all the features from the LE and LE Plus and adds roof rails, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, blind-spot monitoring, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, a 110-volt power outlet, a navigation system and Driver Easy Speak. The SE gets all this equipment but adds its own sporty flair. It receives LED running lights, a sport-tuned suspension, larger wheels and a sporty styling throughout the vehicle. Another big difference between the two trims is the SE has 7 standard seats while the SE is available with 7-8.

Which 2018 Toyota Highlander model best fits your style? We invite you to explore all the features and capabilities of the two models with a test drive at Le Mieux & Son Toyota today! Our friendly team of experts can answer any questions you might have and help you find the perfect vehicle. Browse our complete inventory online and stop by and see all that we have to offer with a visit to our beautiful showroom.

2018 Toyota Highlander XLE in the spotlight

2018 Toyota Highlander SE in the spotlight