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Toyota Highlander

Best Family Car

Friday, 4th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Toyota Highlander – Used Car

The first generation Toyota (or Kluger as it is known in Australia) was to the world in 2001. The word has its’ roots in German, ‘clever’. Why they name a car a German name that is in Australia is a mystery to me. Nevertheless the is a clever car indeed, and I am happy it found its’ way to America as the family car – ever.

If you ever a perfect combination as a family the Toyota Highlander is a top choice. introduced as the first real vehicle, and harking back to the old fashioned days of the station the Highlander was Toyota’s stab at an market for families that space but did not want to be hauling a van around. It has been a concept by just about every manufacturer since, but never

The amazing versatility of the original design is apparent when you into account that was able to configure 3rd row seating in and outfit it as a hybrid in 2006 changing the exterior design The first generation ran all the way till That makes it one of the longer designs in the automotive world.

However, from an engineering and perspective, the Highlander went many changes between For instance, in 2004 Toyota the Highlander with new engine and improvements as well as the optional and nifty third row seating. We it for granted these days but in it was a revolutionary configuration to have a seat in a crossover. Up until time the hide-away 3rd row seat was for much bigger vans. Toyota was able to pull off the in a car that was much more, car-like.

2006 marked the that Toyota brazingly the Hybrid Synergy Drive (that proved so well in the in the Highlander. Keep in mind Hybrids only accounted for a of new car sales in 2006 – so it was a daring The hybrid configuration brought horsepower as well as better gas all in one.

Other changes in the hybrid was that the power steering water pump and AC compressor changed from belt-drive to powered versions. A modified was incorporated into the hybrid

The second generation Highlander in 2008 and ran till 2013. The generation was introduced in 2014 and it today as the very best in its class.


The Highlander shares a platform its Lexus RX cousin. It came with front wheel and offered all wheel drive as an Unlike Toyota’s own 4Runner and midsized competitors such as the Grand Cherokee, or Chevrolet Blazer, the Highlander claimed comfort with its unit construction and independent rear It is truly a car-like truck, or a car. A wonderful combination way you see it.

The Limited models came equipped with automatic 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a windshield wiper power-adjustable front seats, a third-row seat, an acoustically sound system, fog lights and Link. Popular options for the include a rear-seat DVD-based system, a tow package and, on the models, leather seating and a system.

Engine types for the Highlander:

Toyota Highlander

* 2.4 L 2AZ-FE I4, 155 hp (119 kW) First Gen

* 3.0 L 1MZ-FE V6, 220 hp (164 kW) First Gen

* 3.3 L 3MZ-FE V6, 225 hp (172 kW) First Gen

* 3.5 L 2GR-FE V6, 270 hp (201 kW) Second and generation

* 2009–2014 2.7 L 1AR-FE I4 187 hp kW) Second and third generation

The drives like a car, like a truck, is fast and and all the while being rock-solid It is stylish without overstating What is there not to love?

Greg Macke- Your Car

Toyota Highlander

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