2014 Toyota Highlander |MotorWeek

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While are several paths to take redesigning an suv or crossover, the tried and route seems to be make it and more comfortable. And that’s the that Toyota has taken the 3 rd generation of their largest the very successful highlander. see if it still rates high on our

The Highlander has indeed been a successful family-sized crossover for and that will more likely remain the case for the edition.

But, not willing to any chances, Toyota has equipped the new with a more sophisticated and added additional features to suburban households in their

While everyone likes to practicality and even fuel when making everyday decisions, most buyers consider the right appearance a suit. The Highlander’s slicker metal will help put situation in its favor.

Body panels are more than before and there’s 3 additional inches of length to with that gives it more presence.

Up front, a larger trapezoidal grille, of the one sported by the athletic new Corolla; and A pillars that along larger rear quarter allow for better all-around

Substantial 18-inch alloy come standard with available.

Engines are carryover, but the all-wheel-drive V6 is more fuel thanks to updates for the 6-speed transmission. Government Fuel Ratings are now 18-City, 24-Highway, and

Energy Impact Score in average at 16.5-barrels of oil use per year 7.2 tons of CO2 emitted.

We spent in all powertrain options at the press in Carmel, California. And, as you expect, the V6 with its 270-horsepower and 248 of torque was our preferred option. both strong and more than the base 2.7-liter I4. The hybrid is also highly with even more and efficiency, but it still comes a substantial sticker price

Regardless of powertrain, on the road feel both more and polished. And thanks to additional sealing, added sound materials, and rerouting of the exhaust the ride is quieter and smoother, Highlander closer to luxury ranks.

Dynamic Torque Control defaults to front drive slip is detected, then up to 50% of heads rearward. You also get shift for added grip heavy acceleration and handling Indeed, when the turns got twisty, we felt it helping us the corners.

Inside there are new touch materials, primarily on the But the more time you spend the cabin, the more you feel Toyota could have the softness around a little


As before, three row seating is but the third row is now wider allowing for 3 and for first time 8-passenger Still, the shorter your the more comfort you’ll be. row access is easier with a one sliding function for the second

Where there’s adequate for just about anyone, you opt for bench seating for 3 or Captain’s for 2.

Cargo space behind the 3 rd row is up as to 13.8 cubic-ft. But, the 2 nd row, space remains the as last year at 42.3 And, surprisingly, max. with all rows folded is down a bit to 83.7 cubic-ft.

On the new front, there’s available Radar Cruise Control Pre-Collision, Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warning.

The Highlander adds a useful that spans the dash and is a place for electronics and knick that seem to always their way into the cup holders.

has stepped things up in connectivity with the latest version of standard, as is Bluetooth with streaming.

4 trim levels are starting with the LE at $30,075. models start at $40,500 LE Plus and XLE in between. All-wheel-drive is on all models, but the 4-cylider is only in LE trim, and hybrid only as a

While the 2014 Toyota has indeed achieved a loftier thanks to additional features, passenger space, and increased in most ways, it’s the same great family as before. So while the Highlander is new, it is also totally And that will please the faithful to a “T”.

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Engine: V6

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