After driving the Honda Pilot,
Mitsubshi Endevor, Nissan Murano,
Chevrolet Trailblazer and Ford
Explorer, the Highlander was the
winner. Exceptional ride quality,
handling and engine performance. The
car dealer was wonderful and easy to
deal with. Driving this vehicle is a
pleasure, it has responsive steering
and excellent brakes. It also gets
reasonable gas mileage for a SUV. I
had every intention of buying the 4
cylinder but after driving both the 4
and V6, I choose the V6.
I love the power sunroof, as I live in
Southern California I use it all the
time. I am also glad that I have the
V6 engine, its extra power is worth
the few mpg difference of the 4
Power opening rear side vents would be
a great option.
Best ride, most comfortable, most
reliable SUV on the road. It is true.
I will never go back to GM or Ford.
And I think it is the best looking SUV
on the road. I am a believer. If you
test drive one you will be also.
Reliability is tops in all the ratings.
And it rides like a car.
Use a primier similar in color to the
paint so that chips in the paint due to
stones etc, don't show up as pronounce
as black primer under silver paint.
I have owned four Camry's and thought I
would give a Highlander a try after all
the good things I have heard about
them. My only regret is that I didn't
buy one sooner. I absolutely love this
vehicle.There isn't a squeak or a
rattle in it. It rides like a Camry and
is so quiet we can whisper to each
other when driving.I have never taken a
Toyota back to have anything repaired
or fixed after buying them except oil
changes. A true pleasure to own and I
would recommend it to anyone.
This SUV is big enough without being
too big, rides great, and has the
visibility and room you expect in an
SUV. I bought this to replace a '97
Ford Exploder and there is no
comparison. It will pull 3500 lbs.
(just like the Ford) which is more than
plenty. I also looked at a Pathfinder,
and the Toyota is superior in every way
except towing capacity. You owe it to
yourself to test drive the Highlander.
I also considered a Honda Pilot, but
there were few available (all at
MSRP++) and the dealers wanted deposits
on a car they couldn't deliver for a
ride, front seat comfort, engine
performance, visibility, back seat room
and cargo space.
To get a 6 disc in dash CD changer
requires getting the "Limited" package,
which in my case would have meant
spending another $3,000. I couldn't
justify paying that amount just to get