This is our first Toyota, and I am glad we purchased it! We were torn between the Highlander and a 2010 Honda Pilot (my wife and I are diehard Honda owners). After test driving both several times, we found the steering to be tighter , front seating comfort to be better, better acceleration, MUCH better center console/dash design, and road noise to be far less pronounced in the Toyota versus the Honda. The second row seating also seemed better in comfort and "knee room" to be lengthier in the Toyota. The change out section for the 2nd row seating is a nice little feature as well to turn the seats into two buckets or a full bench. The only downfall really was the 3rd row seating space which is cramped for adults in the Toyota. This is where the Honda was better, as the 3rd row seats were easier to enter/exit, and the leg room was sufficient for adults. Regardless of that, the other features were far more refined in the Toyota so we went with it, never to look back. Gas mileage is decent on the 2wd model for a larger suv/xover, we are averaging 22 mpg in the daily grind. The Toyota is a bit pricier in comparison, but well worth it and I highly recommend considering one if you are in the market for a cross-over or SUV.
Great value for the vehicle
Stephan - Anaheim, CA07/11/2014
This particular model was manufactured in Japan. I have had none of the problems associated with the Highlanders manufactured in the US. Although unfortunate, the car makes up for the difference. When we bought the car, we got it financed through CARMAX, the interest rate was consistent with the rate I had gotten pre approved for through my Credit Union. As a result, I was able to pay the car off early. I have had not major problems, although I did change the struts in the car to create a stiffer ride, these are high performance items, which enable me to have more positive control on the highway. The reason was that I was using the car for a commuting vehicle on the freeway,
New Suv user
Newbie - Durham, NC04/03/2011
This was my first Suv and I love it! I love the space my car. It has a nice moon roof. I have really enjoyed my satallite radio. It came with 3 months free membership from carmax. The car plenty of space for all of my bags!
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