This is a great car, it gives a nice ride and performance is good also . Need to watch your speed as it goes faster than it feels so I use the cruise control on highways. We climbed Mount Washington in New Hampshire and came down the mountain using hill assist and never had to use the brakes for the whole decline of the mountain. The interior is big and the vehicle is 2 inches wider than my Toyota Tacoma. With 54,000 miles on the car it only has had regular maintenance and new set of tires. We enjoy the car very much. One thing we don't like is the third row seat can only be used for kids, as we have tryed ourselves to get into them and it was very very difficult.
2012 Toyota Highlander SUV SE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Just upgraded our 2003 Highlander to a 2012 SE model, and have fallen in love with it! Just took a 2,000 mile trip in it, and it was a dream to drive and ride in. So enjoyed the "buns warmers" on cold days, the Sirius / XM radio in the boonies, and the amazing acceleration in the hills and when passing. The cool engineering "tricks" like being able drop the two back rows of seats in a matter of seconds - from the rear is so clever and practical. We just love this car! Nuf said.
2012 Toyota Highlander SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Bought this suv new - 34,000 down the drain. I have lost 4 days of pay because I had to bring in this vehicle 4 times already. It has 19,000. The rubber fell off the drivers side window, then the window fell off the track - wouldn't close, the my screen read that my power steering is out to pull over the car and call the dealer, now my screen is reading my ABS is out - REALLY? 4 Times for service is way too much for a $34,000 vehicle
Poor cruise control, wanders upto 7 mph on moderate inclines where other vehicles don't.
Poor Bluetooth connectivity to smart phones
Strange SatNav, picks strange routes which are not the fastest when compared to Garmin.
SatNav dies down after more than 4 hrs of continuous use with Bluetooth enabled phone connected
Even the top of the line Limited version doesn't offer one-touch all windows
The transmission operation is not optimized for fuel efficiency. Anything more than a gentle touch on the accelerator pedal causes high rpm upshifts.
Fuel tank is small, causing much frequent fill ups in city driving.
Cheap graphics on speedo/tach
Keyless entry often fails