All-new for 2014, the Toyota Highlander boasts new features like Driver Easy Speak and a wonderful in-dash shelf. The base hybrid model goes away for the 2014 model year with the
Hybrid Limited remaining as the only option. Exterior and interior restyling and optional seating for eight join the Highlander lineup.
The Toyota Highlander's only change for 2013 is a rearrangement of standard equipment and trim-level packages. A new Highlander Plus package replaces what was the Tech package and adds some features, including a rearview camera.
For 2011, the
Toyota Highlander receives new front and rear fascias, hood and bumpers, plus expanded availability of the four-cylinder engine and standard three-row seating with rear climate controls. The
hybrid model gains a more powerful V6 engine, while the entire line has access to more high-tech features.
A new 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is added to the base two-wheel drive trim. Also, a number of stand alone options have been bundled into six new packages offering savings from $300 to $1,200, depending upon the model.
Though still a "mid-size"
SUV, the second-generation
Toyota Highlander has been expanded and improved in every way and now boasts a softer, quieter highway ride and more usable third-row seat. All three trim levels are powered by a new 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 driving through a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.
2015 Toyota Highlander is the standard bearer for
midsize SUVs. More refined than ever, this newest Toyota Highlander goes up against tough competitors like the
Nissan Pathfinder and
Ford Explorer. Yet Toyota isn't resting on its segment leader's laurels. The 2015 Highlander seats up to eight passengers, offers a choice of 4-cylinder, V6 or
hybrid drivetrains, and comes in either front- or all-wheel drive (FWD, AWD). It also comes with a cleverly laid-out interior with a pass-through cable organizer for your various devices, and Easy Speak, which amplifies the driver's voice so rear passengers can hear better. With a Top Safety Pick + crash-test rating from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Toyota Highlander's an obvious choice for families.