2009 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Toyota Sport AWD V6

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2009 Toyota Highlander Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


We traded in a Nissan Pathfinder 4WD V6 Limited Edition for a 2009 Highlander Sport AWD V6. The Highlander provides a much nicer ride than our Pathfinder and does not have a truck like ride even with the stiffer sport suspension. We drove the Base, Sport and Limited models and the ride seems the same in all 3. We liked the features that the Sport model gave us that the base model does not provide but finding a Sport was hard to do. The dealers said this was due to Toyota cutting back on production. The middle section of the 2nd row seat that can be arranged in ways and the roomy interior sold us on this car. The V6 power also provides a very powerful driving experience.

Best Features

V6 Power, Adjustable 2nd Row Seating, Easy access to 3rd row, Ability to open back hatch glass on Sport model, Interior Room, One touch fold down seats, Larger Tires.

Worst Features

Improve Gas Mileage (averaging around 19 mpg with city/highway driving), Add Power Passenger Seat, Allow both sides of 2nd row seats to slide forward for easy entry into 3rd row, Hold downs for 3rd row seat belts as they get in the way, easier access to luggage cover when it is stored.
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