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Great ride, but noisy engine poor MPG
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By Rick
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2009 Toyota Highlander SUV 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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Best in Class!
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By Paul
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2009 Toyota Highlander SUV Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Drove and researched everything. Highlander is #1. The Honda Pilot doesn't handle well, the Pathfinder is way too cramped inside, and the Traverse and Acadia are over 40k with options, not worth $. The Highlander is so super quiet, the transmission is ultra smooth. 270 horses pull quickly and I can still get 25 mpg. Very comfortable driving position with nicely laid out high quality controls. Second row captains chairs are like traveling first class. Third row is cramped and only good for a quick trip. Toyota always was and still is one of best products on the road. Drive the Highlander and you will absolutely be sold.


Favorite Features

Quiet ride, refined transmission,tri zone climate, heated seats, display screen, convertible second row from full bench to captains chairs.


Suggested Improvements

JBL sound system doesn't really crank like some others.


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Most Practical SUV You Can Cuy.
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By Sixbee
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2009 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Toyota has proven that they put a lot of thought into their design with every cubic inch of the inside being carefully thought out. Seat comfort is great, leg room is never an issue, even for a 5'8" adult in the 3rd row. 2nd row recline is much easier to operate than the competitors. The car handles exceptionally, even with 19" wheels in 6 to 8" of snow, with the snow button on it is hard to make the car lose control. Hands free controls and individual climate controls are a plus. I am convinced for the money and the quality of this vehicle, you won't find a better car. From it's lower priced "rivals" from Kia & GM to overpriced imports such as Acura and Lexus, the Highlander is IT!


Favorite Features

Heated seats, individual climate control, added traction control for snow and other cold weather items, tow capacity, diverse seating options, and great sound system.


Suggested Improvements

20" WHEELS!!! Very limited on 19" tire replacements. Turn signals built in the mirrors would be an added safety benefit. Would like to see slide down back glass in all Toyota SUVs. Better blutooth link system that works more like a blutooth earpiece.


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Great!Highlander
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By mr21991
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2009 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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all people writing a review on this issue about the toyota highlander you need to open your manual owners booklet before you complain regarding the problem of your highlander...first evry 5,000 miles you need to wheel rotation 2nd you need evry 12-18moths wheel alignment 3rd you need to retorque all under chassis evry 36 moths...very important to check your oil and coolant transmission fluid every week...God bless all


Favorite Features

Driving like car!


Suggested Improvements

steering wheel...


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The best bang for your buck for a 4 banger mid size suv
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By ewayjeng
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2009 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A)


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This car is great, bought used with less than 60K, but in near mint condition at purchase, engine is strong, easy to move seats down for storage and has a lot of nice creature comfort features. Its got decent power for a 4 cylinder and since I'm not towing, and this is primarily a people mover, the gas savings are perfect. Drives like a car, would recommend to anyone looking for a mid size suv that is reliable, fun to drive and very functional.


Favorite Features

Fold down seats, 3rd row seats, rear a/c, 4 cylinder 6 speed engine, interior design (multipe cup holders, center storage console, seating configurations)


Suggested Improvements

It would be nice if these came with running boards standard to make it easier to get in for kids, and elderly people.


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