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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Love this vehicle
By pinner72 on 07/11/14 20:41 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I have the XLE AWD and in its first 5000 miles the vehicle is all I could ask for. It is a pretty SUV, it is quiet, and it delivers good mileage. I have had four 4-Runners over the years and this truck trumps them all. We recently towed a boat into Canada and my truck was loaded with gear and friends and we got 20.7 mpg on the trip. I have the captain's chairs and that made for a very comfortable ride for the back seat boys. We took turns driving and to a man they all expressed the notion that it was a remarkable SUV.
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13 of 26 people found this review helpful
A few steps below excellent
By mugman1 on 06/22/14 18:07 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Bought a Limited AWD to replace our old 05 Odyssey minivan. Good looking vehicle especially in maroon with black interior. We shopped Mazda and Honda (their products were dated) and Acura MDX (overpriced in my opinion). Got out the door with the tech package for $38K. Good value but at a cost. The interior design is quite nice, but there is evidence of cost-cutting in the hard plastic materials below arm level, the fell of some of the switchgear, and in the carpet (it feels like trunk liner material). It rides well, handles securely and has plenty of power when pushed, but it does drive "big" and the engine is coarse; the Odyssey's engine was stronger and sounded better.
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16 of 21 people found this review helpful
Not a Seven Passenger Vehicle
By ztimulating on 06/07/14 11:50 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Well these must be selling lot hot cakes because the dealer tried to add $500 to the price when we picked it up. We ordered the Limited in order to get the safety package toyota calls the "tech package". the tech package costs $1500 but of course only available on the highest trim - worked on us. I took the car to work on volunteered to drive everyone to lunch. OMG how embarrassing, each guy only got one "cheek" on the back seat. dont try to stuff three grown ups in the back seat, it doesn't work.
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12 of 23 people found this review helpful
Our first Toyota -- it's a mixed bag
By gregrasa on 06/03/14 12:11 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

We have a Volvo XC70, Honda Accord, Mustang. Added Highlander to get 7 seats. It's good, but suffers in comparison to the others. Nice inside, but nothing like the Volvo. Drives fine, but not *fun* like the Accord, Mustang. It's an SUV, so it's doomed to be a lummox. Front of car looks nice. Rear: odd! JBL stereo: Sound was muddy, bad. Dealership clueless. I finally discovered, in an Entune menu that was *not* Audio, a setting for "surround sound." Changed it to "stereo." Was like a veil was lifted. Still, the sound seems all up in the dashboard -- you must slide the fader nearly all the way back to get sound from all around. Overall: Competent, quiet, boring. That's Toyota!
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13 of 45 people found this review helpful
Died Before 2000 miles
By maddyg on 05/21/14 04:58 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander LE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I purchased the 2014 Highlander after months of researching the 3-row SUV market and test driving about 10 different vehicles. I loved the new vehicle when I first got it, comfortable, smooth, quiet, and fun to drive. It started having problems turning over to start a few days ago, now it won't start at all. I've had it for 6 weeks, less than 2000 miles. I turned off all the automatic dome lights, keep everything off when I turn it off and until I start it, music, A/C, EVERYTHING! I've never had so many problems with a vehicle starting, worst vehicle I have owned, if you want to pay over $30,000 for something to sit dead in the parking lot then buy this car!
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10 of 78 people found this review helpful
NOISE FROM BEHIND
By nouxiong on 05/19/14 20:28 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I bough a toyota Highlander xle awd 2014, and i have a issue 2 weeks after my purchase. When i step on the break, and release it, i hear a strange noise from behind. I send it to my Toyota dealer, and they said that all Toyota on the lot have that problem. It will be my last Toyota made in the Us. Do not buy Toyota people........
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Platinum Is Golden!
By md4runnerman on 05/19/14 18:04 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I got the Limited Platinum about 10 days ago. All I can say is wow. I love the sharper looking exterior except the front grille, but it is growing on me. The interior is gorgeous and plush. I finally got the almond leather interior after many years not having it and I love the contrast of colors. It is a sharper driving vehicle than the 2011 Limited that I traded in. Better feel of the road and handling. The new 6 speed automatic is very encouraging so far as far as gas mileage. Seems better than the 2011 and it is brand new with very little mileage so the mileage should actually get better after I drive it a few thousand miles! Puts a smile on my face even more than the 2011 did.
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39 of 39 people found this review helpful
The Good, The Bad, & The Beautiful
By mclynch on 05/12/14 10:31 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I have owned this vehicle for about a month and a half now; Prox. 4000 miles. Bought the XLE over the LE Plus as the price difference was minimal as compared to some of the luxury upgrades that are standard with the XLE package; ie: Leather, heated seats, larger touch screen radio, moon roof, etc. My family also owns a 2011 Toyota Sienna with the limited trim package. The Highlander has a much more quiet ride, comfier seats, plenty of room in the 2nd & 3rd rows (I'm 6'-4") so I do not fit in most mid-size SUV's...
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12 of 12 people found this review helpful
Great SUV for the family !
By beachbums on 05/08/14 13:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I have owned both a BMW x3 and a Honda Pilot SUV's and now owned a 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited. Although my previous SUV's were good, this Toyota SUV has surpassed my highest expectations.If you are looking for a smooth ride, elegant interior, and decent towing capability SUV to drive your family around in, take a look into the all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander, you will find it hard to beat.
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16 of 16 people found this review helpful
Definitely a family car
By jayaswals on 03/03/14 12:11 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

The 2014 Highlander XLE AWD does has what it takes to be successful. It has a decent pick up, not very sporty, but thats what you get when driving a big car. The best aspect of pick up is when you are merging in a freeway and it delivers. It has cool interiors and nice safety features (annoying to some). For e.g. you cannot set a route on the navigation unless the vehicle is at full stop. You can speak to the voice command to set the via route though. The voice needs some training. the ride is smooth and quieter than any other big car I have driven. the seats are very comfortable. The handling is nice and of course it has the Toyota reliability.
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