The Toyota Highlander is one of the bigger Toyota models (but not the biggest!), but big doesn’t have to mean inefficient, especially when your 2017 Highlander V6 models is equipped with the available Start & Stop Engine System. Check out the How-To video below to learn the nuances of the system, how to turn it off or re-engage it, and why it matters in your vehicle.

Start & Stop Engine: How It Works & Why You’ll Want It

  • The Stop & Start Engine system is found standard on the 2017 Toyota Highlander LE Plus trim and above (not hybrids).
  • It may help save fuel by shutting off the engine when you come to a stop and restarting it again when you remove pressure from the brakes.
  • When the engine is stopped, you won’t hear any noisy engine racket or feel any engine rumbling!
  • Some situations when you may want to temporarily disable the system include when you’re pulling a trailer or when you don’t want anything to affect your A/C performance.


The available Start & Stop Technology found on the V6-equipped 2017 Toyota Highlander gives Hartford drivers the ability to exert some control over how you drive and your fuel economy—just some of the innovative ways Toyota makes every drive better. Visit us today to test drive the 2017 Toyota Highlander to experience the available Start & Stop Engine for yourself!

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