Review: 2014 Toyota Highlander | RideApart

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Mid-size SUVs are faced conflicting expectations. How can you deliver the capacity of a full-sized SUV and the fuel of a compact SUV at the same time? 2001, Toyota has tried to that question with the and they have done so varying levels of success. The generation Highlander (2001 to took its styling cues the big SUVs and cloned them to a crossover. A third row was available, but it was more than a jump The second generation (2008 to went overboard with styling, but came off a little Interior appointments lacked and elegance, and that third row was an afterthought.

2014 Toyota Highlander front)

For 2014, Toyota has the Highlander once again, a third generation vehicle. The Toyota Highlander comes base prices from (LE I4 FWD) to $49,790 (Hybrid Platinum), including a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty on hybrid and EPA fuel economy estimates of 20 highway (I4 FWD), 19/25 (V6 18/24 (V6 AWD) and 27/28

2014 Toyota Highlander rear)

What’s New?

not truly a clean sheet the third-gen Highlander is significantly over the outgoing model. A new exterior design retains the raw of the second gen, but recasts the as a much more elegant, crossover. An expressive new front sets the tone, and an assertive line defines the Highlander in A big greenhouse provides good visibility for all three rows. Out operational rear glass up) delivers daily functionality should be standard in all crossovers.

2014 Toyota Highlander

Highlander’s interior is all new, A great new dashboard with useful cubbies and storage is set up to house and work with devices. There are even provided for routing cables and to keep things neat. luxury levels of equipment are at the upper trim levels, heated and ventilated front and a super cool “Easy system that routes the voice through the sound to rear seat passengers.

Toyota advertises Highlander as an vehicle, which is technically if you order one with the no-cost 60/40 split bench row seat (as opposed to the standard captain’s chairs), and your row passengers have exceedingly hips. There are three positions in the third row, and the row is superior to the second-generation’s, it’s not a full-time perch appropriate for adults. That said, fine for a short hop, and is good.

2014 Toyota (3rd row seats)


Highlander’s tow rating with engine choice and level. The base four-cylinder LE is to tow only light loads, up to lbs. Move up to the V6 LE and LE Plus and capacity increases to 2,000 XLE and Limited V6 models can tow up to 5,000 while Hybrids are rated at lbs. There’s a tow prep available that increases tongue weight from 200 lbs to 500 Payloads are generous, between lbs and 1,455 lbs, and GVWR from 5,665 lbs to 6,000 depending on trim level and

2014 Toyota Highlander space)

Cargo capacity has reconfigured to allow for 30% more space behind the third 13.6 – 13.8 cu.-ft. down the third row, and a flat load floor 42.0 – 42.3 cu.-ft. of With the second row folded capacity expands to 82.6 – cu.-ft. Dog owners beware: If Highlander is equipped with the row captain’s chairs, there’s a between the seats when are folded flat, exactly the that swallows small whole and snaps legs off of big A pet barrier is strongly recommended to your dogs safe to keep them from projectiles in an accident).

2014 Toyota Highlander


Three engines are for Highlander:

2.7-liter I-4 with and 16 valves with Dual VVT

185 hp @ 5,800 rpm

184 lb.-ft. @ 4,200 rpm

automatic transmission


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