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I bought the vehicle used with 18,000 miles on it. Overall, the car is lightweight and gets great milage. The front driver side seat could be more comfortable and the rear bench seat squeeks when someone is not sitting in it. Overall, I am pleased with car for the price I paid.
I bought my Highlander in January of 2007. I was expecting something close to the MPG estimates of 32 city and 26 hwy. What I am getting is an average of 24 both city and hwy. I have never achieved 30 MPG anywhere. I get excited when I get 26 in the city, where most of my driving occurs. I guess I expected more. It dosen't make much difference how you drive it, slow and cautious or regular with starts and stops like everyone else, I still get 24 MPG. I talked to the dealer and got no satisfaction, just a bunch of double talk about how mileage estatements are figured. I like the car, but I wish they would be more forthright in what you may expect in real time mileage.
We�ve driven this mid-size SUV for about 6 weeks on both long trips and around town. It is very quiet, gets pretty good gas mileage, and accelerates quickly and smoothly. It handled pulling a light duty trailer with no effort; the rear wheel electric motor really helps with this. It also handled very well on winding mountain roads in heavy rain. The EPA estimate for this 2007 model revised to the new standards is 27 City/25 Highway (originally 31/27), which is about right. Using the A/C causes a 2 to 3 MPG decrease as does driving in excess of 70 mph. Short, less than 5 minute trips also reduced the mpg we experienced. The only real negatives are the Navigation System and the limited number & size of storage bins. Apparently all newer Toyota Navigation Systems can only be changed when you are stopped; this makes using it on the Interstate frustrating and essentially useless. We have a Garmin Nuvi Navigation system in our other vehicle and it is much more intuitive to use. As for the other very minor negative, the Hybrid Batteries and the 3rd row seats take up the space that could be used for storage, making it a challenge to hide tools, umbrellas etc. All-in-all, though, it seems like a very comfortable, practical and safe vehicle.