New and Used Toyota Highlander: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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Toyota Highlander

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The Toyota Highlander is a mid-size that’s family-friendly has a bit more and seating room than of its competitors—with seating up to eight, in The powertrain choices include six, and six-cylinder hybrid

For more information on the current including prices, options, and see our full review of the 2013 Highlander .

The Highlander slots the lineup of family vehicles at priced higher than the sedan and Venza crossover, and on par with the Avalon sedan and minivan. It’s assembled in Indiana, and competes with like the Ford Explorer, Pathfinder, Honda Pilot and Traverse.

The Toyota Highlander first on sale in the U.S. as a 2001 That original Highlander very plain styling, and out–hardly related to the related sedan, more like the Forester in its boxy, upright The compact overall length of the Highlander had many advantages, them a usefully tall space and great visibility.

lightweight and equipped with a of either a 160-horsepower four-cylinder or a 220-hp V-6, the 2001-2003 also came with a of a five-speed manual or four-speed on four-cylinder models; the V-6 version only with the four-speed All-wheel drive was a popular

In the 2004 model year, the gained a new 3.3-liter V-6 with 230 hp, and a automatic. The four-cylinder powertrain was over. The Highlander also a third-row seating option, it added flexibility over the Ford Edge and Honda A very slight makeover these updated versions. In a mild-hybrid edition of the all-wheel-drive V-6 was introduced, but fuel economy were slim.

The system its electric batteries and motors the Lexus RX400h, also new year.

A new Toyota Highlander for the 2008 model year, and something of a mixed blessing. of the pragmatic original will the new generation much larger but much softer in driving though also more finished inside. The four-cylinder makes 187 hp and is paired with a automatic, but it’s no longer as as Toyota’s small fours to be.

There’s a big, automatic-shifted, V-6 option–and it’s better to the hefty new Highlander. Dynamically, version feels very or responsive–a problem aggravated the latest Highlander Hybrid and its electric power steering.

for this generation of Highlander, had planned to shift assembly Japan to a new facility underway in Springs, Mississippi. The downturn in the economy and in car sales put that on hold; the plant, still today, may one day manufacture the Prius For 2008, Toyota imported Highlanders; as of the 2010 model Toyota now sources U.S. from its Indiana assembly

Toyota extensively updated the for the 2011 model year a standard third-row seat on models, and a new front-end look mimics the one on the Venza crossover. The edition, which we’ve driven this past saw its gas-engine displacement increased 3.3 liters to 3.5 liters, which fuel economy while 10 additional horsepower, for a total of 280 hp.

For Toyota introduced new Display systems with a USB port as as Bluetooth audio and hands-free connectivity, even on base Then Toyota added a Highlander Plus model slots between base and SE adding useful features as a trip computer, cargo roof rails, and second-row lamps.

For the new model year, the 2014 Highlander has received an entirely new that’s more assertive and than ever before. the largest crossover in the Toyota the Highlander doesn’t grow all much in any direction, but it looks bigger as a result of the new sheetmetal. The new patterned after the one in the new RAV4, and Entune brings with it a LCD screen for the dash.

Powertrains are over: there’s a four-cylinder, a and a hybrid V-6, all automatic. drive is offered only on the V-6 Gas mileage is expected to stay the

Inside, Toyota claims carved out more interior and has installed more features, but the center seat on the middle row has deleted in favor of a plain seat or two captain’s chairs.

Toyota Highlander Models

larger, more city-oriented to the 4Runner, the Highlander is relatively new to the first launched in 2000. The models still look and like fairly modern and can offer great value on the market. The second-generation vehicle, from 2007 to 2013, more technology and features families expect, and can also strong value, especially an all-new Highlander coming to for the 2014 model year.

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