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Toyota Highlander
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Toyota Highlander
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Base MSRP price range:
$29,415 - $49,990
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Car Type: Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Toyota Highlander Overview

The midsized Highlander SUV garners top scores. It handles responsively, the ride is steady and compliant, and interior space is generous. A wider third row allows seating for eight, or seven with optional second row captain's chairs. The 2.7-liter four cylinder and the smooth 3.5-liter V6 are matched to a six-speed automatic. Hybrid models use the V6 with an electric motor and a CVT. In our tests the AWD V6 Highlander averaged 20 mpg, while the Hybrid got 25 mpg. It's a long reach to some controls, particularly the standard 6.1-inch touchscreen. The Entune system includes a larger eight-inch screen. A backup camera is standard.

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