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Toyota Highlander
Toyota Highlander
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Car Type: Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Toyota Highlander Overview

The midsized Highlander SUV, redesigned for 2014, handles more responsively and the ride remains steady and compliant. Interior space is generous and the second row can seat three on a bench or two in the comfortable captain's chairs. Power comes from a 2.7-liter four cylinder or the smooth and punchy 3.5-liter V6, both mated to a six-speed automatic. The hybrid pairs the V6 with an electric motor and CVT. Front- or all-wheel drive is available. Our AWD V6 averaged 20 mog. Toyota's infotainment system uses a standard 6.1-inch touch screen, but some functions are a far reach away. The Entune system's suite of apps has a larger eight-inch touch screen. A backup camera is standard.

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