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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV - Consumer Reviews

2004 Toyota Highlander SUV

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By MSS Chicago
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This car is fun to drive. I would
recommend the Highlander Limited to
anyone looking for a SUV, drives like
a car and a Lexus only less money.
All the options you want. Get the
premium sound system, the best.
Now I know why its rated so high!!


Best Features

Sound system, AWD allows tight turns no problems, drivability


Worst Features

More leg room for 3rd row, wood on the steering wheel


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TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
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By Dave M
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This SUV is a pleasure to drive. It's
has a competent ride, looks great, and
comfortably seats 4 adults. The 4
cylinder has plenty of spunk and is
very quiet at crusing speed. (On the
highway, engine noise is quite
pronounced in my 4 cylinder Honda.)


Best Features

Adequate legroom and headroom for someone who is 6'-3". Seats are firm yet comfortable and the controls are well-placed and intuitive.


Worst Features

The back-up lights are the dimmest I've had on any vehicle and could be much brighter.


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Love it
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By Dnoe
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

In the whole SUV I have only a few
complaints. Still a very nice rig and
we love it. We have no regrets buying a
highlander rather than a Honda Pilot.
Here are our only complaints.
1.The sunroof needs an indicator to show
when it is closed. You have to use wind
noise to be sure its closed all the way;
not easy if you are parked. 2. The
driver/front seat cupholder is poorly
designed. When you put a drink in the
holder a hard springloaded lip holds it
in place. The first time I put a soda
can in the holder, the lip grabbed the
can and soda splashed all over. A piece
of rubber would be better than the rigid
lip.


Best Features

We love the 3rd row seat when the kids have friends visit. I love the 6-disc in-dash CD player, nice. Sounds great. Nice smooth ride. Nice dash controls. I like Toyota's color keyed running boards. Honda's boards are cheezy looking.


Worst Features

The exhaust pipe is in the way of the trailer hitch. The hitches have to bend around the tailpipe causing the hitch to look funny. It would look better to reroute the exhaust and have a straight hitch.


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Drive like a car
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By Shawn Tay
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV Fwd 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

It has been 3 weeks since I owned it.
Like it like it like it! Pervously
owned a Collora with 200,000 miles on
it. One of the reason why I went back
to choose a Toyota again (traded in).
Since it is Camry based SUV, it really
drive like a car. I chose 4x2 because
it came with VSC (vehicle Stability
Control) and snow traction control.
Great for people who do not do much off-
road driving.


Best Features

Handling, comfort, smooth, quiet, 5- speed automatic, carry 7 people when needed.... need to say more?


Worst Features

Side air-bag as standard. Sun roof switches (difficult to tell it is open or closed).


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We had our Highlander for a month.
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By correctthought
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2004 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

My wife and I have had this SUV for a
little over a month and are very happy
with it.

The 4 cylinder engine does not feel
underpowered and should be fine for
almost all circumstances. It does not
strain to pass cars on the highway. So
far it handles well in the rain, has
more than enough room for lugging
things around and the vsc/abs are very
good. The view from the cabin is
great with no blind spots. I would
highly recomend this SUV to anyone.

Don't open the rear windows only, it
produces a helicopter noise effect
that can be shocking and LOUD!

Bottom line, I can't wait to drive it
again.


Best Features

Very smooth, quiet ride, folding mirrors, abs/awd/vsc, nice layout of cabin, foldable rear seats, fuse box in engine compartment, and solid feel of the construction.


Worst Features

Call it an AWD not 4WD since it's all wheel drive not 4WD. Improve the fuel economy slightly, I'm only getting about 22 mpg on a 4 cyl, while good for someting this size, it can improve. Fix the rear windows open only noise.


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