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There are plenty of midsize crossover SUVs worthy of owning, but when you combine the 2012 Toyota Highlander crossover's wide model range, exceptional resale value and strong owner-satisfaction figure
If you need a crossover or SUV that can be taken off-road, or that can tow more than 5,000 pounds, a Toyota 4Runner or Dodge Durango with a HEMI V8 might be a better choice.
On our test drive of the 2012 Toyota Highlander Limited 4x4, we encountered brief rain showers that had us traveling over both wet and drive pavement. Such changing road surfaces could instill dread, but the full-time 4-wheel-drive system and electronic traction and stability control on our Highlander inspired full confidence. The 2012 Toyota Highlander crossover SUV's 270-horsepower V6 engine is as smooth as velvet and responds instantly to the slightest request for more power. Our non-scientific 0-60-mph runs showed the Highlander as fast as
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By myst (AZ) on Monday, June 17, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Reliable, see above"
Cons: "interior is very basic for such a great car"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Owned it almost 4 yrs + very reliable + smooth ride, good power (270 hp)-even when towing trailor + usually get 22-23 mpg on mix of freeway/city driving + love the 3rd row when needed, + & love the space when not needed + visibility is very good, backup cam is great in parking lot + all seating is comfortably adjustable to my 5'0 & husband's 6'2 statures - wish it came w/ more frills - very plain interior, nothing spectacular at all"
By Millionmile (IA) on Friday, June 14, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "Integrity of interior and exterior"
Cons: "Like all cars may have issues"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"I drive approximately 50,000 miles per year for the last 18 years and have been driving for over 30 years (therefore at least a million miles). I have owned many vehicles. My first Toyota was a 2009 Highlander and it was at least a 9.5 if not a 10. This 2012 Highlander is a whole different car. Steering issues, engine noise, road noise. It has been in the shop on 4 occasions and has to go again. So, just because it's a Toyota does not mean that it is flawless. I tell everyone that Toyota's are cars and like all cars you may get a good one or you may get a problem."
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