Oh, So That's Why Parents Buy These - 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Long-Term Road Test

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Toyota Highlander: Oh, So That's Why Parents Buy These

February 4, 2015

2014 Toyota Highlander

Like many new parents, I labor under the delusion that I haven't acquired too much baby gear. For example, I decided that we didn't need the most deluxe stroller out there. An umbrella stroller would do the job and be easy to store besides, right? Well, after much research, I went out and bought one of the largest, heaviest umbrella strollers on the market. See, I wanted a sturdy one. And I had to have one with four-wheel suspension (yes, really, that's a thing). So we now own a 17-pound umbrella stroller that accommodates children up to 55 pounds.

Needless to say, this stroller is not small even when folded. If I want to carry it in my Mazda 5, at least one half of the third-row seat has to be folded down and, even then, the stroller has to be wedged in diagonally.

But look what happens when I load the stroller into our long-term 2014 Toyota Highlander. It easily fits behind the third-row seat, and I could probably get a few bags of groceries back there with it.

2014 Toyota Highlander

Geez. No wonder people buy large crossovers (and larger minivans). Kid stuff fits in these with room to spare. Of course, I don't own a Highlander or other large crossover, and we have no plans to buy one. And that means the stroller stays at home more often than not and we use a soft structured carrier instead.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor @ 15,464 miles


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