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When you combine the 2013 Toyota Highlander's wide model range, exceptional resale value and strong owner-satisfaction figures, it may look hard to justify buying anything else.
If you need an 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.
Between full-time 4-wheel drive (4WD) and electronic traction and stability control, the 2013 Toyota Highlander is about as confidence-inspiring as you could want on slick, variable surfaces. The 270-horsepower V6 engine is smooth and responds instantly to the slightest request for more power. It moves the Highlander around smartly, and with EPA city/highway fuel-economy numbers of 17/22 mpg, the efficiency is there. Those willing to trade a little power and smoothness for even better mpg should check out the 4-cylinder, front-wheel-drive (FWD
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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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