2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
I have to say that this suv is very
well built. It drives like a car and
does well off road (not talking about
mud bogging or serious off roading if
you want that jeep wrangler or hummer
h2 is for you). My friend a pipefitter
who hates japanese cars said it was
very quiet and this was when he was
putting it to its paces off road when
we were river rafting on the colorado.
Toyotas do cost more but if you want a
car that won't rattle and will be
reliable for the long haul then
toyota's highlander is your type of
vehicle. Safety features are great and
I have had the thing in hairy corners
but it drove like a car hugging the
road with minamal body lean.
3.3 litre engine 220 bhp sounds
throughty and acelleration is very car
like. Great on camping trips - toss an
air matress in back and snuggle up to
your partner. I'm 6ft 2in had plenty of
room even after drinking all day on the
river woke up refreshed.
Would like to see a version with high
low range - maybe a crossover model and
prices on this vehicle are steeper than
others. A more modern consol for hvac
would be nice and a little more leg
room for those of us over six feet.