By stan on
2005 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
We purchased the Highlander in February. It's only used as a family car. Since owning it we have taken it from Maine to Florida and have had no problems at all. The back seat became a little cramped for our 2 children ages 11 and 14 however we did make use of a luggage carrier and that did help a lot. We have never used the third row seat. I find it a pleasure to drive with plenty of power. It did take little while to learn the switches. The limited off-road capability is to be taken seriously. I have gotten it stuck twice in sand and have determined that I would have been better served in a 4-runner only because of my off-road demands. Overall I would consider it a wonderful vehicle.
We feel it drives and rides wonderfully. With a trailer hitch it does become versatile .
My only suggestion would be to have more off-road capability.