2014 Toyota Highlander – review, specs, price, release, redesign, interior, engine
Toyota’s Highlander sits in a helpful place in Toyota’s hybrid/SUV reach, offering a more auto like option to the genuine SUV of the 4runner and a bigger option to the very auto like RAV4.
Over its two eras, the Highlander has filled numerous parts for some individuals, from family wagon to half breed corona auto. It has a base price of $ 29, 215.00.
2014 Toyota Highlander recharges its rent on that space with what Toyota guarantees is more refinement and quality and what we sense is some unobtrusive reposition. For one, Toyota calls the auto based Highlander a SUV from the outside, its made it look more like one than at any time in the past.
The Highlander’s been reconsidered in the recent past, from its austere wagon roots into the current. For its third take, the enormous utility vehicle embraces another look that owes some of its prompts to a huge number of aggressive vehicles that involve the hazy area in the middle of hybrids and SUVs. We see some Durango and X5 in the side perspective -and strangely, bunches of Mitsubishi in the throat of its profound new grille and in the embellishments around its wheel wells and at the ledges. The lodge avoids that vagueness -its all auto, and its straightforwardly motivated by the cockpit in the current RAV4. There’s some Teutonic-themed dash activity, and a satisfying clutter of lines and surfaces.
As was the situation with the Rav4, the Highlander’s powertrains are continued from the past era. One’s a cover: the 2.7-liter four-barrel in base models is the main motor found in the more diminutive RAV4. Coupled to a six-pace programmed and offered just with front-wheel drive, the motor turns in 185 torque and worthy quickening that gets strained effectively past lawful interstate speeds and heaps of more than two travelers.
Two V-6 models return. The standard 270-horsepower six groups up with a six-pace programmed and a decision of front- or all-wheel drive for good, not extraordinary, quickening. The Hybrid six sets with an electronically controlled consistently variable transmission and through-the-street all-wheel drive for a net 280 horsepower that feels strained, on account of an extra 350 pounds of control weight. The Highlander’s driving progress were long late for consideration, and the front-strut and autonomous back suspension are tuned for less incline and more ride immovability that doesn’t slip by into Euro personification. Electric force directing is presently standard, and the all-wheel-drive framework can send around torque from front to back when the vehicle’s yaw sensors catch a more captivated driver. Eighteen-inch and 19-inch wheels will be on the request sheet, for those more dauntless sorts.
The 2014 Highlander will help its standard wellbeing gear with a sum of eight airbags and a recently standard rearview Polaroid. Slope begin help is additionally included. The IIHS as of now calls it a Top Safety Pick+ and its earned a five-star general score in government testing. Higher trim levels bundle in gimmicks like programmed high-bar headlights; warmed and ventilated front seats, warmed second-column chief’s seats, a JBL sound framework, a route framework, a force tailgate with a programmable lift tallness; and a back seat DVD diversion framework with gaming inputs.