2014 Toyota Highlander First Drive Road & Track

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By James Wolfcale February 6, / Photos by James Wolfcale

one half of a two-tiered approach

it was launched in 2000, the Toyota has usually occupied the space the 4Runner and the RAV4, though leapfrogged each other a few as Toyota has introduced new models. the company has positioned the 2014 and the 4Runner as a two-tiered attack on the SUV market. The unibody Highlander is now squarely at suburban families.


It may get taken off-road once or a year (a 50/50 differential up to 25 mph is standard on all-wheel-drive models), but it primarily see use as a commuter vehicle and transporter. The 4Runner will on with its body-on-frame construction for looking for a bit more ruggedness.

It has a intercom system to the back

Highlanders in XLE and Limited trims with what Toyota Driver Speak Easy, amplifies the driver’s voice to the seats through the rear speakers. It’s basically a intercom system to the backseat for you need to tell your to stop pelting each with food. Something me you won’t need an amplifier to their retort.

The Hybrid is outstanding

If you can spring for it, the Limited Hybrid is the one to have. The from electric to gas power is and undetectable. The thud you used to in hybrids as the gas motor took is gone.

During a brief drive, I got an indicated 19 mpg with a of 39.1 mpg. Toyota 27/28 mpg. The brake had a slightly artificial feel due to the recovery system, but it would been far less noticeable had I not stepped out of a non-hybrid Highlander.

At a hair under $50,000, expensive, and it commands a $20,000 over the base LE model, boasts plenty of standard

The center console is cavernous

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If you it to, the center console will 38 12-oz. soda cans. It is cavernous, but if you find yourself yelling at your kids the Driver Speak Easy then it might be a good to keep a bit less soda on

It will do everything you could expect of it

The cabin is very put together and feels upscale towards the bottom of the range. The V6 is enough for any situation, and the IIHS it a Top Safety Pick Plus. It can up to seven adults, and the rear fold down perfectly for trips to Home Depot. The was a bit stiffer than I would expected, and the exterior styling is a bit if inoffensive. Obviously, the decision to buy a is not an emotional one.

People buy them because vehicles that fit their and because they’re Toyotas, will do everything asked of with minimal fuss. exactly what Toyota has here, and it’s what done so well now for decades.

A LE equipped with the 185-hp in-line four gets started at $29,215. The LE comes an impressive list of standard meaning it shouldn’t be overlooked. The of the range comes standard a 270-hp 3.5-liter V6, including the Hybrid LTD Platinum, which in at $49,790.

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