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2011 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Reviews

2011 Toyota Highlander

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By Bradley Bean
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2011 Toyota Highlander SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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After years of owning domestic vehicles, I antied up and paid the big bucks for a Toyota. What a disappointment. The vehicle seemed great at first, but we didn't notice that it rode like a truck until our first road trip. The 3rd row seats are a joke - none of our kids will sit back there so long trips became a nightmare with 3 kids. The navigation feature was klunky and we battled leaks around the moonroof. We also noted that it lacked features like convenient charging ports for devices. MPG was less than reported, but that is typical. The vehicle starts / stops and ran reliably, but for $40K, you expect a lot more. We were so happy to trade out of it!


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BEWARE Rear Hatch auto open/close issue
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By JMcC
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2011 Toyota Highlander SE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Beware of the rear hatch automatic open/close issue. Quick online search will bring up more details about it and Toyota service bulleting issued to dealerships. We purchased ours new and always have had it serviced at the dealership. After owning for just over 3 years, the arm of the mechanism which auto. opens/closes the rear hatch broke loose while it was closing. Had to fight with dealership for several days because they stated it was not covered under factory NOR extended warranty. Only after a lot of time & effort back & forth with them did they agree to fix it as "goodwill".

Just over a year later, the same issue happened again. This is when we found online info about service bulletin and apparent class action suit in CA over rear hatch issues. Dealership is refusing to make repairs and we are stuck. Before you purchase, check to make sure you are comfortable closing the rear hatch manually as the issue we have dealt with now multiple times is common.


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2011 Highlander Limited AWD
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Mike H.
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2011 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Love it. Maybe it's just the right vehicle at the right time, but I like it better than anything else I have owned. Sports cars, sedans, other SUVs. This is the best. Mine has every option available, if there were any faults I would say that Toyota reserved a few options for the RX350, ventilated cooled seats would be great also memory seats. Other than that, I find this to be an exceptional vehicle. Quiet, very comfortable, rides like a dream. AWD is 50/50 front rear and it really works great in rain and snow.


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GREAT CAR
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By David Gervais
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2011 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the 3rd Toyota Highlander we have owned - started with the 2002 Limited. This car has served us very well. Great design, load a lot of stuff inside, great on long trips. I think the highlander is one of the best SUVs on the market today. Very reliable.


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Take the High road with a Highlander!
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By frannie
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2011 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A)


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Highlanders are such a dependable and safe vehicle.
I have had mine for almost five years and it has been 100% trouble free - 100%
Friends and neighbors are constantly taking both Swedish and American models into the shop.
Not with a Toyota - you can depend on a Toyota, day after day, week after week, year after year.
First Toyota I have owned. I will always own a Toyota!


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