By gramB on
2006 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
We live in mountain country and I used to have a little diesel car that whimped out going up hills so I appreciate any car that climbs hills . . . but Toyotas do it best! This vehicle is fun to drive without being too big, in fact, I didn't realize it was considered an SUV until after we had bought it . . . not that I have anything against SUVs per se --- but we're all trying to be a little more economically minded these days.
Third row seating was what really sold me on this vehicle. I wanted something that wasn't a mini-van but still had the capability of putting a few extra grandkids in when the family gets together.