I bought the highlander about a month ago after doing my research on crossovers and SUv's. I chose the highlander after seeing all of the wonderful reviews it had. I am very pleased with my decision although I do believe as with other people there could be a few added upgrades on these vehicles. I purchased the 4 cyl and average about 28 mpg highway going about 60 mph. I'm very satisfied with my choice.
It has a very smooth ride like the Camry and the seats are very comfortable. The air conditioner also works very well also. I also like the amount of room. There is plenty enough leg room even in the 3rd row.
I wish there were a few small upgrades on the base models. There are no fog lights in the front so it leaves and empty hole. Other than that, this vehicle meets all my expectations.