By steve on
2005 Toyota Highlander Fwd 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
coming out of a camry for two years this new experence is interesting. The idea that "you cant have it all" applys here. up side roomie, stable, almost hands free operations, kick back and cruse. boxie but stable. Controls easy to find at a glance. The higher shift control which is similar to cars coming out in europe with shift high on the dash board is better than I expected.
High shift lever, easy to get in and out for fifty two year old. Cloth seats alow you to slide in and out jurking one's bottom around. power right there on freeway and street. Trans smooth.
road noise biggest complaints on most toyotas except hi end ones. Stability control feels oppressive but works. Dash board ..... well better luck next year. This may have been influnced by Star wars. Five speed uses up most gears by thrity miles an hour. Little wider seats in front.