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By John Agnew
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2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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My 3rd Highlander Limited...each prior vehicle was driven 60,000 miles (Leased)...bought this one...in the first 2 months drove 8,500 miles exploring the country...average 23 MPG at 65-80 mph on Interstates...a real pleasure to drive...10 hour days on the road are very comfortable, especially with heated leather seats...smart key and power tailgate are slick...this one is a keeper!


Favorite Features

Workmanship (Built in Japan)...quality is tops...extremely comfortable driving position...plenty of interior space...V6 has more than enough power


Suggested Improvements

Raise the center arm rest and pad it...everything else is fine.


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Overall Love it!
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By ltucker
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2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is great if you are looking for minimal cargo capacity and good gas mileage. Great to get around town, but not off road. It is easy to handle, but is not suited to carry more than 4 people comfortably and have ample storage. If you plan on driving this in snow, this is not the car for you. The 2wd is useless. My wheels spun. So if you get snow on a regular basis, I would recommend the 4wd.


Favorite Features

Automatic tailgate lift, back window access, keyless entry, heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

Better 2 wheel drive, so I don't get stuck.


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Great ride, but noisy engine poor MPG
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By Rick
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2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Rides like a sedan and accelerates quickly but the engine screams trying. Fit and finish is good as well as good legroom/headroom for a 6'4" guy. I expected better mileage than 22 MPG since my previous Sequoia, with a V8, got 20.5 MPG. The sticker stated 24 MPG on the highway and it doesn't come close.


Favorite Features

Keyless entry, push to start, and touch screen navigation with blue tooth.


Suggested Improvements

Include tow hitch with tow package and cross bars on roof rack.


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Try it, you'll like it.
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By happy one
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2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Go test drive them all, but you will come back to the Highlander if you want an easy to drive SUV with lots of power and feel on the road. There are other things to like about the vehicle as it stands new, but we'll see how it holds up.


Favorite Features

The vehicle drives like a dream. Feels good on the road with lots of power.


Suggested Improvements

I'd like to have more cargo room in the back, but then I'd have to go to a bigger vehicle.


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Small & Quick
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By SLOJO
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2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

It's new. Rides great. Maneuvers well. Plenty of get up and go. Has all the bells and whistles. Fit and trim are excellent. First non-"big three" we have owned. Center dash w/navigation/CD combined is too delicate and complex. Steering wheel controls good/dash controls unnecessarily confusing. Owners Manual near useless - WAY TOO LONG. More comfortable than competitors especially for someone over 6'2" and 250 lbs. Cargo area is good w/3rd seat down.


Favorite Features

Back up camera is a good safety feature. Love the glove box-holds everything the wife throws in and then has room for what belongs there. Auto tailgate and the simplified fold down seat controls are my favorites. Keyless ignition nice. Ride is excellent. For Mid-Atlantic region FWD is all you need.


Suggested Improvements

Heated seats are too cool. Vehicle lines from 06-07-08 were sharper than 09 model. Roof rack should include cross members. More comfortable front bucket seats. Emergency tow hook is a joke. Antennas embedded in the glass.


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