Seatbelts should be worn at all times. The Toyota Highlander scores high for its refinement, quiet interior, ride comfort, power, fuel economy, and flexible and roomy second-row seat. The five-seat Highlander for the United States and Canada was dropped as the larger replaced it. Nothing Fancy, Just Basic Competence The shape is familiar by now, with fairly aggressive styling tha. Hybrid models are distinguished from the gas-only Highlanders, only if you look close enough. In the United States, the fourth generation Highlander gasoline model will be available in December 2019 for the 2020 model year. The Hybrid now has a 3.
All of the Highlander models tend to lull you into simply setting the cruise control and conversing with passengers; it's very softly sprung, and the electric power steering tends to be light—too much so, we've observed, on the highway. Mostly, it's differently shaped fog lamps, some blue plastic and chrome trim that draw the visual line between the versions. The Hybrid Limited tops off the Highlander range with 19-inch wheels, more chrome trim, and a power liftgate. That said, there's a certain honest, straightforward charm about the Highlander--if you can get past its lack of flair. Archived from on 10 February 2007. It is built on the same platform as used on the.
It also sports a moonroof, a power tailgate, and a power driver seat, as well as a 3. The 2013 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid excel at people-toting--although they're neither quite as spacious nor quite as refined inside as some other three-row models like the Ford Flex or Chevrolet Traverse. We think most Highlander shoppers will be happiest with the V-6 version, which comes standard on the top-of-the-line Limited and is optional on the others; it more directly competes with the likes of the Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse, and Ford Explorer, and has the confidence for passing or quick takeoffs, even with a full load. During testing for magazine in 2007, the magazine's editor rolled the vehicle during high-speed gravel road testing. Archived from on 6 February 2010. The implication typically less than kind is that these vehicles have attributes that are less fun and more useful. That's about on par with the Ford Flex.
Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 1-800-301-6859. It also generally matches the much larger Chevrolet Traverse for combined mileage rating 19 mpg , and does 1 mpg better in the city and 1 mpg worse on the highway. A rearview camera system is standard on all but the base Highlander--and it's optional there. Find your next car by browsing our extensive new and pre-owned 2013 Toyota Highlander listings. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every vehicle starting in 2011. Rated 5 out of 5 by Frannie from Everything you could ask for in a vehicle! In the affected vehicles, the second row left hand seat may not lock in place when positioned in the forward front or second adjusting position. My week with the Highlander returned 19 mpg in mixed driving; not bad, but certainly not class-leading anymore.
All information presented herein is based on data available at the time of posting, is subject to change without notice and pertains specifically to mainland U. But the second-generation Highlander and Highlander Hybrid are not sold in Japan. . In front or in the second row, they're easy to climb into or easy to lift a child into , and their wide, soft, and flat contours make getting in easy, even if they don't give you much side support in the corners you're not going to racing around them anyhow. It has not been fixed. Toyota Highlander roof racks are too close together and not adjustable on the 2019 model.
If you would prefer a vehicle with no or different options, contact your dealer to check for current availability or the possibility of placing a special order. Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every vehicle starting in 2011. Production began on 5 December. In front or in the second row, they're easy to climb into or easy to lift a child into , and their wide, soft, and flat contours make getting in easy, even if they don't give you much side support in the corners you're not going to racing around them anyhow. The Sport models had a distinctive grille design, differentiating themselves from the non-Sport models.
Fortunately none of the big issues seem to permeate the entire lineup, so a thorough test drive can ensure you get the right Highlander for you. However, there are no plans at present to introduce a hybrid version of the Kluger into the Australian market. This is the last year for this style of Toyota Highlander, with a new 2014 model on its way that was unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in March see the. Spend up to the Highlander Limited, and the convenience scale tips with leather-trimmed power seats, navigation, 19-inch wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, dual power front seats, and the Center Stow Seat, as well as woodgrain trim. At the vehicle startup -and the vehicle is put into reverse- safety issue! This is the last year for this style of Toyota Highlander, with a new 2014 model on its way that was unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show in March see the. See the Highlander compared with major competitors. The Highlander simply rolls along safely, and comfortably, presenting a good value in base trim levels, steering a little too firmly into luxury territory when it's stuffed with hybrid components or too many features.
This could increase the risk of personal injury during the event of a vehicle crash necessitating airbag deployment. Distinctive styling isn't its strength--its practical, spacious interior is. At the base level, the Highlander is powered by a 2. The current version of the Highlander, with us now since 2008, has looked a bit derivative--or at the very least, drawing a little too literally in equal parts from Toyota's car and truck sides and ending up with an appliance that lacks any real flair of its own. And while the handling is secure, it's not very agile.