This is absolutely an excellent vehicle, I have the base 4cyl. AWD model. with only privacy glass daytime running lights, mudguards, and the TO option which is a larger alternator and radiator. This is an excellent performing vehicle and I have not had to do anything at all in over two years of ownership except change the oil and wiper blades. It is really quite economical. I had one very small problem and that was a slight squeak in front near the air intake and that was fixed very much to my satisfaction by the dealer. As I have said this is a very well built vehicle good quality and craftsmanship. I do not like the size as well of the style of the new Highlander, mine is the best.
The ride is excellent, as well as the visibility, and handling. My best gas mileage was 25 mpg but I average 22-24 mpg combined highway and city
I just purchased new Goodyear Fortera tires for this vehicle because the original equipment tires didn't provide enough traction for the winters here in Connecticut