I purchased this SUV 5 days ago. after driving 390 miles
I calculated 27.8 MPG after my 1st tank fill, 70% hy 30% city driving. The 4cyl is a little noisy in the lower gears as oppose to the v6 however it performs well.
I purchased the base model with the tech package option. (a must to have if you own a IPOD) I have 3 kids & decided to choose this model when Toyota changed the 3rd row on the 2011 Highlander from a single row to a split. This allows my son to sit in the back with the other seat down for more storage.
"Blue tooth Audio intergration" This allows me to steam live internet music radio from my htc cell phone to the cars audio without cables & also allows me to change the phone radio presets or IPOD using the steering wheel remote. Center seat in the 2nd row can be tucked under the center front console to allow my kids to walk to the 3rd row, Other favoites are its Backup Camera, interior space, exterior design, & gas millage
The storage area next to the USB port should be larger to allow a IPOD to be stored out of site, Homelink controls are not avalible on the base model, Cross bars do not come with the roof rack option. A second USB & Line input should also be avable in the center console as well,