2014 Toyota Highlander: Freeway Brake Test
March 23, 2015
You know that moment, when brakes suddenly light up in front of you and the freeway traffic comes to near-crashing halt.
This morning as I stood on our 2014 Toyota Highlander's brake pedal, I glanced in the rearview mirror, praying the guy behind me was paying attention.
He was, and his Porsche Cayenne shot left around me, neatly gliding into the carpool lane.
Previous instrumented brake tests measured our Highlander's best stops at 116 feet when hauling down from 60-0 mph, and 29 feet when stopping from 30-0 mph.
My near-panic stop measured somewhere in between, easily clearing the Honda Accord in from of me.
Kelly Hellwig, News Editor @ 18,918 miles