2014 Toyota HighlanderJoy Curtis - Townville, SC12/25/2016
This is the third Highlander I've leased and the 2014 redesigned model has more features and has better styling than previous versions. This SVU is a dream to drive--quiet, smooth, easy to handle and great pick up when you need it--on the highway or around town. I've taken my 16 year old granddaughter for driving practice, and her comment was that the "car helped her to drive". My only negative is the tires that came on the car, while giving a great ride, did not last long. I've replaced them with better wearing tires.
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2013 Toyota HighlanderJune Yantis - Lake Geneva, WI08/14/2016
It is so solid and comfortable. I formerly owned 3 Buick Rendezvous. I would probably still own them but they quit making them. Dumb!! There is just enough room to haul stuff for the food pantry etc . Also it is great in winter. I live in a hilly area and it works fine
2010 Toyota HighlanderScott Broam - Lexington, SC09/02/2016
This is a great vehicle that suits our needs well. The 4 cylinder coupled with the 6 speed transmission has been peppy, fairly frugal, roomy, yet capable of towing. We're getting an average of 22-24 which is good, but we have yet to see 27 mpg EPA hwy rating. This one has the tow prep package (rated to 3,500#) - we haven't pulled that, but with a load of 6 passengers + trailer (about 1,000#) it handled a long steep grade into the NC mountains acceptably. Note that the 2nd seat in the middle row is not for a full sized person and when you have the 3rd seat up, there is very little storage - but, 6 adults can be comfortable - 4 with ample storage. It's not a minivan (we have one) but can step up to people hauler duty. Sturdy roof rack.
Toyota Highlander Overview
The Toyota Highlander's combination of interior space, comfort, attractive styling, and dynamic handling make it a solid candidate for a family on-the-go. The Highlander is Toyota's midsize crossover SUV.
Toyota Highlander History
When introduced, the Toyota Highlander included a very tall interior and was relatively lightweight for its size. Over the next five years, new V6 engines were introduced including a mild-hybrid version with minor improvements to fuel economy. In 2008, a new Toyota Highlander arrived with a more impressive interior. The Toyota Highlander received an entirely new look in 2014. It's the largest crossover SUV in the Toyota line-up.
How It Drives
The Toyota Highlander is quiet, rides smoothly, and seats up to eight passengers in more recent models. The Highlander receives high marks for nimble handling as well. The fuel efficiency is slightly better with the four-cylinder engine, but not noticeably so; any of the three engine options will perform similarly and quietly when on the road.
Used Toyota Highlander Value
As a midsize crossover, the Toyota Highlander can play an active role in today's modern family. Built for comfort, convenience, and carrying a lot of passengers, the Highlander is a great fit for any family set on going mobile. The Toyota Highlander is often compared to the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, and Nissan Pathfinder. Earlier models were leaders in the crossover SUV segment, and more recent changes have expanded its versatility and interior comforts. The Toyota Highlander offers a spacious interior rivaled only by the Toyota Sienna. In addition to its base model, Toyota offers the Highlander in a Sport trim that comes equipped with a fine-tuned suspension, a unique grille and wheels, and an additional stability control system.
Toyota Highlander Standard Features
The Toyota Highlander is a big SUV with seating for up to eight people. There's a four-cylinder engine, a V6 engine, and a hybrid V6 available to pair with automatic transmission. Though base models come with front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is optional for the V6 engine models. Recent models of the Highlander are quite spacious and have upscale materials built into its interior.
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