2014 Toyota Highlander LE SUV Ratings, Prices, Trims, Summary | J.D. Power

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2014 Toyota Highlander SUV Overview


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Overall Quality 3.0

Predicted 3.5

Detailed ratings for 2014 are not yet available. Ratings for the 2013 year are provided, but are not necessarily of 2014 model performance. data for all body styles and levels within a particular family are aggregated when the model’s overall Power Rating.



New for 2014:

Redesigned inside and out

wider, but lower roofline

V-6 and hybrid powertrains

New 6-speed with V-6

Optional AWD with Torque Control

Quieter higher-quality materials

Easier to third-row seat

More space behind third-row

Simplified lineup and reduced

New safety technologies


The 2014 Toyota Highlander is a crossover SUV with 3 rows of and seating for up to 8 passengers. It competes the Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Ford Explorer, Honda Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, and Pathfinder for favor among families.

Models and Features

offers the 2014 Highlander in levels of trim: LE, LE Plus, and Limited. Upgrading from the LE to the LE provides a V-6 engine, fog lights, rear liftgate with height adjustment and a flip-up window, 8-way power seat, triple-zone automatic control, and an upgraded audio with satellite and HD Radio.

The XLE adds leather seats, an system with an 8-in. display and Entune App Suite navigation system, keyless entry with push-button and a power sunroof. Additionally, the XLE heated front seats, second-row sunshades, universal door opener, and more.

At the top of the lineup, the Highlander Limited is with 19-in. wheels, LED lights, heated and ventilated seats, memory for the driver’s a 4-way power front seat, second-row captain’s and a premium sound system. The Limited also includes park-assist sensors, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert.

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and Packages

The Highlander LE and LE Plus are one way, with an all-wheel-drive system and dealer-installed accessories the options. Choose the Highlander XLE and options include AWD, captain’s chairs and a rear-seat system.

Limited models can be with the rear-seat entertainment Driver Technology package, and a package. The Driver Technology is equipped with automatic headlights, lane-departure warning, radar cruise control a pre-collision system, and Safety services including Automatic Notification and Emergency Assistance. The package includes these plus a panoramic glass heated steering wheel, and second-row seats.

Under the Hood

A 2.7-liter engine producing 185 horsepower is for the Highlander LE, driving the front through a 6-speed automatic The LE with optional AWD—and all Highlander models—feature a 270-horsepower V-6 paired with a new 6-speed transmission that includes shifting capability. The AWD system sends up to half of the V-6 engine’s to the rear wheels when the is accelerating or when the front slip, and can be locked into front-to-rear split at low speeds for traction.

A gas-electric hybrid powertrain is for the Highlander Limited, making a 280 horsepower. All Highlander Hybrid have a continuously variable (CVT), can operate on electricity for short distances at low speeds, and what Toyota says is fuel economy.


What does «»»»best-in-class»»»» In the Highlander Hybrid’s case, the are 27 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The Highlander LE the 4-cylinder engine is rated to 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Models with the V-6 engine range a low of 18 mpg in the city with AWD to a high of 25 mpg on the with front-wheel drive.

Ratings and Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) says that the Highlander is a «»»»Top Safety due to its performance in crash tests. the Highlander Limited with the Technology package and this SUV a «»»»Top Safety Pick+»»»» for its «»»»Advanced»»»» front crash rating.

All 2014 Highlander have a standard reversing and Toyota’s Smart Stop which is designed to prevent the SUV accidentally accelerating as long as the is pressing down on the brake The Highlander Limited features a blind-spot monitoring system rear cross-traffic alert.

to the Highlander Limited, the Driver package adds dynamic cruise control with a system that can identify an accident is unavoidable and automatically the brakes to slow the SUV prior to This package also automatic high-beam headlights, a alert system, and Safety telematics. With an active Safety Connect’s Automatic Notification system contacts when the Highlander’s air bags in order to speed rescuers to the of the accident.

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