2004 Toyota Highlander Fwd 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
It has been 3 weeks since I owned it.
Like it like it like it! Pervously
owned a Collora with 200,000 miles on
it. One of the reason why I went back
to choose a Toyota again (traded in).
Since it is Camry based SUV, it really
drive like a car. I chose 4x2 because
it came with VSC (vehicle Stability
Control) and snow traction control.
Great for people who do not do much off-
Handling, comfort, smooth, quiet, 5-
speed automatic, carry 7 people when
needed.... need to say more?
Side air-bag as standard. Sun roof
switches (difficult to tell it is open
My wife and I have had this SUV for a
little over a month and are very happy
The 4 cylinder engine does not feel
underpowered and should be fine for
almost all circumstances. It does not
strain to pass cars on the highway. So
far it handles well in the rain, has
more than enough room for lugging
things around and the vsc/abs are very
good. The view from the cabin is
great with no blind spots. I would
highly recomend this SUV to anyone.
Don't open the rear windows only, it
produces a helicopter noise effect
that can be shocking and LOUD!
Bottom line, I can't wait to drive it
Very smooth, quiet ride, folding
mirrors, abs/awd/vsc, nice layout of
cabin, foldable rear seats, fuse box
in engine compartment, and solid feel
of the construction.
Call it an AWD not 4WD since it's all
wheel drive not 4WD. Improve the fuel
economy slightly, I'm only getting
about 22 mpg on a 4 cyl, while good
for someting this size, it can
improve. Fix the rear windows open
2004 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
I owned a 2001 Highlander Fwd 6
cylinder. Liked the car but not the
engine. The 2004 is WONDERFUL! I
can't believe the quality of the drive
has improved so much. The handling is
better and the third row seat is
great. My six foot tall son sat in the
third row seat and said it was
comfortable. The only thing I don't
like is the gas mileage is not as good
as my previous Highlander.
Third row seat and heater. Also love
the stereo system, center console and
The cup holders in the center console
are awkward. It would help if the lid
would slide down instead of sticking up
on the driver's side.