2009 Toyota Highlander Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
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.
Quiet ride, refined transmission,tri zone climate, heated seats, display screen, convertible second row from full bench to captains chairs.
JBL sound system doesn't really crank like some others.
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