Nice and comfortable SUV
By HighInSeattle on
2009 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A)
I purchased the 4cyl model instead of V6 since all V6 models in Seattle area come with AWD. I didn't want to pay extra for AWD and the fuel economy of 4cyl is better than V6. I was a bit apprehensive that the 4cyl may lack the punch, but I was so wrong. The 4cyl engine packs a lot of punch and is very smooth - except when accelerating or going uphill when it does growl a bit. I get 22 MPG in normal city driving and there are a lot of hills in my neighborhood. The interior is very comfortable and has ample space for 4 persons. This SUV drives and handles pretty well and feels very safe and solid. Reliability is 5 for now - I will provide an update after 6 months.
Power driver seat makes adjustments easy between drivers.
The rear window should be larger to improve the rear view. Third row seat belts should be protected from abrasion by when the 3rd row is folded down.