Used Toyota Highlander review

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Toyota Highlander

Used Toyota Highlander review

The Highlander is one of the best SUVs. It comes as a front- or drive, with a 4-cylinder or V6 The Highlander rides softly and has a practical interior. It’s in five- or seven-seat configurations. The split second-row seat has a Center Stow middle that can be removed and stored in the centre console. The third row is small. The liftgate glass separately in all but base models; liftgate is available in top trims. of the interior materials are hard to the but in day-to-day driving we found it to be a While the Highlander is not really for off-roading, it offers 8 inches of clearance, which should on snowy roads. If equipped the Towing Package, the V6 Toyota can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The fuel is average for the class. The Highlander is but there are some issues to out for, read below.

Third-row seats.

Powertrain: The comes with a 187-hp 4-cylinder engine (FWD or 270-hp 3.5L DOHC V6. the V6 and 4-cylinder are very good motors.

Fuel Economy: The V6 automatic Highlander gets 17 mpg and 23 mpg highway (13.8/10.2 L/100 the 2011-2013 V6 AWD Highlander is rated at mpg (13.8/10.7 L/100 km) on regular In our test drive of the 2013 V6 AWD we averaged 20.5 mpg (11.5 km) with 20% city, 80% highway

The 2009-2010 4-cylinder FWD Highlander 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway (11.8/8.7 km). The 2011-2013 4-cylinder is rated at 20/25 mpg (11.8/9.4 km)

Handling and Ride: The Highlander well but not sporty. The ride is and very quiet. The soft absorbs road imperfections ease. Overall, it’s a comfortable vehicle to drive around town, or on the highway.

Antilock brakes and Vehicle Control are standard. In the NHTSA tests, the 2008-2010 Highlander five stars for the driver and stars for the front passenger in the tests and five stars in the impact tests. In more crash tests introduced for the 2011-2013 Highlander received stars overall, with stars for the front and five for the side-impact protection.

Consumer We looked through hundreds of reviews and the majority are positive. owners praise roominess, space and car-like handling. all mentioned a very comfortable and ride. Complaints include like real-world mpg, quality and cargo space the third-row in use.

Worth noting that the new scored well in the owner’s survey conducted by the Consumer

Pros: Reliable, roomy easy to use controls, comfortable good visibility, decent gas liftgate glass opens plenty of cup holders, cargo with the seats down, seat heaters.

Toyota Highlander

Cons: materials, limited cargo with the third-row seat in the second-row middle seat is and not very comfortable.

Competitors: If you can get its boxy styling, the 2009-2012 Pilot is very good. It 8 and is also reliable. The 2012 is rated at 17/24 mpg. The Mazda CX-9 is more but not as quiet. The 2012 AWD Mazda gets 16/22 mpg city/highway. Traverse, as well as its siblings GMC and Buick Enclave, are very and can seat up to 8 adults, however, the is not as good. The 2012 AWD Chevrolet is rated at 16/23 mpg. Tribeca handles very and has a good all-wheel drive but the second- and third-row space is The truck-based 2005-2012 Nissan is very thirsty and not as reliable. MDX is more upscale and handles but it needs premium gasoline and is expensive to own. The EPA rates the AWD Acura MDX at 15/20 mpg on premium

Reliability and common problems: The is one of the most reliable in its class. Reports rates the Highlander as a Bet’. There were issues with leaking pumps in early models, but than that, reported are mostly minor. This is worth checking out if you want to about common issues.

Timing belt or chain: the 2.7L 4-cylinder and the 3.5L V6 engines have a timing there is no timing belt.

2013 Toyota Highlander 4WD V6 Sport Package

What to for when buying a used Highlander: It’s probably a idea to opt for 2009 or newer as the first-year models always more issues. Check car history records for previous flood damage or other Avoid the car if the engine rattles started cold. Watch out for leaks in the engine compartment. if all the windows go up and down smoothly. the rear-passenger climate controls, see if the heater and air conditioner work There should be no clunks in the steering. During the test watch out for drivetrain noises, see if the shifts smoothly. Have the properly inspected by an independent or used car inspector before this can save you a lot of money.

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