2014 Toyota Highlander Built for Comfort Review The Car Guide

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2014 Toyota Highlander: for Comfort

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California. When it first hit the 12 long years ago, the Highlander struck me as a happy between a real SUV and a wagon. But then, that role has assigned to the Venza.

In a way, it was a toned-down version of the Lexus RX the Japanese manufacturer’s line of vehicles.

For 2014, the updated is running full speed into the intermediate SUV race, the competition is stiff. Its rivals the Honda Pilot, Nissan Ford Edge and even the Equinox and Jeep Grand

To get a leg up, the new edition features a rejuvenated and several enhancements that are to put it on par with its competitors. Under the not much has changed. There’s trusty 3.5-litre V6 with 270 The four-cylinder engine has been to the history books.

The transmission is a six-speed automatic dynamic torque control. mode helps improve on slippery surfaces.

The Highlander’s trim levels give you the of front- or all-wheel drive. The of which is handy for tough but not entirely necessary if you have winter tires – an option will save you money at and also at the fuel pump the years.

Environmentalists have not forgotten and the Hybrid version for 30% of the previous model’s sales) is offered. It is equipped with electric motors: two in front is used as a generator) and the other in While the V6’s output is 200 horsepower, the hybrid system another 80, which brings the 10 ponies ahead of the conventional

The chassis – the same one found in the and the Camry – is suspended by MacPherson in front while in the rear is a double-wishbone suspension. The steering and are exactly as before and no one’s to complain about that.


Let’s make one clear: passenger comfort and was the main concern of the Highlander’s The 2014 version is 7 cm longer and 1.5 cm for a more spacious interior especially in the second row (with seats, please!).  Toyota’s new SUV is the first eight-seater in its category, all trims including a third-row

But, careful now, is no place for your mother-in-law or with reduced mobility. kids and acrobats will be to access this bench, comfort is purely theoretical.

the Highlander compensates with a of great features, including a liftgate with adjustable settings and a window that can be up as needed. There’s also a back-up camera as part of the equipment, though there’s any need for it, given the excellent In fact, I would go as far as saying the Highlander offers the best at all angles compared to any other on the market, regardless of the category.

Like a car

To make the Highlander more like a car than a (such as its big brother, the 4Runner), the new has been lowered by 3 cm. The drop in its of gravity improves its road substantially. When I tested it on the curves of a West-coast road, I noticed any roll at all. the steering, despite being is much more precise the norm in this type of

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And finally, the engine-transmission duo performed with immediate and energetic to any fluctuations of the accelerator. This into a certain degree of for a vehicle that is all too often and cumbersome.

The Achilles’ heel of all is fuel consumption. According to the Highlander averages 9.6 L/100 km, is sure to be impossible to replicate being extremely vigilant. The 19-inch tires that our test vehicle are probably not the choice if you’re looking for comfort. That said, goes to the engine, which is so that you might even you’re driving an electric

It’s obvious that has worked very hard to the Highlander a pleasant commercial SUV drives practically like a

Good and not so good 

The interior layout continues in the vein with decent enhanced with topstitching and a console that includes a compartment for your sizeable and even your laptop. another handy storage in the lower part of the dashboard. gauges have been to a minimum and several functions are in the centre screen, which from 6.1 to 8 inches, depending on the

Unfortunately, instead of a rotating next to the centre console, a button for each function, forces you to lean slightly to reach them. There’s no for this kind of distraction.

for young, active families, the is tremendously practical. It can tow up to 2,264 (5,000 lbs.) and offers than enough cargo Even behind the rear there is 390 litres of volume.

The last point worth is the considerable price difference the most affordable Highlander and the most expensive ($52,450). the range, you really have to and think about the price-to-equipment

In short, the Highlander is a tremendously vehicle that promises its several years of loyal considering how reliable Toyota are.

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